May 2020 Monthly Tournament Canceled

Ohio businesses are beginning to open this month. Retail stores (including retail stores at Polaris Mall) were allowed to open May 12. Ohio restaurants will be allowed to open for outdoor dining on May 15 and indoor dining on May 21. I believe that this means that the Polaris Mall food court will open on May 21 (not in time for our originally scheduled May 17 tournament).

My current plan is to take a wait and see approach toward restarting in-person tournaments again. We may be able to carefully start in-person tournaments again in June or July. If you have a chance to visit the food court in the next few weeks, feel free to email me your impressions of the mall and/or food court.

April 2020 Monthly Tournament Canceled

Due to ongoing health concerns in Ohio, the April tournament has been canceled. Please check the website or follow email updates for more information.

The next scheduled tournament is Sunday, May 17, though of course that date may eventually also be canceled. If feasible we will still try to have 12 tournaments in 2020.

March 2020 Monthly Tournament Results

Main 1st – Jon Stephens
Main 2nd – Mike Rezai

Consolation 1st – Trevor Dierks
Consolation 2nd – Edwin Jones

Check back later for a more detailed report.

Ohio Valley Challenge Cup (OVCC)

The Columbus Backgammon Club sent a team of players to the Ohio Valley Challenge Cup (OVCC) in Bloomington, Indiana on Sunday, February 23.

Columbus team members:

1. Chris Yep
2. Edwin Jones
3. John Baron
4. David Rearick
5. Jason Marshall
6. Peter Swartwout
7. Mary Hickey

Update: Final Standings

WinsLosses
Indianapolis208
Columbus1612
Bloomington1612
Cincinnati1018
Dayton820

February 2020 Monthly Tournament Results

13 players

Main 1st – Joe Calvaruso
Main 2nd – John Baron

Consolation 1st – Maron Cury
Consolation 2nd – Peter Swartwout

USBFG Added Money Winner – Joe Calvaruso

Check back in a few days for a more detailed report.

January 2020 Monthly Tournament Results

13 players attended the first tournament of the new year. Chris Yep won the tournament, defeating Mike Rezai in the Main bracket final. Jon Stephens won the Consolation, defeating Edwin Jones in the Consolation final.

The full tournament bracket for January can be found here. The current Masters Points standings can be found here. Thank you again to all who came out to play and congratulations to our January winners:

1st – Chris Yep
2nd/3rd – Mike Rezai
2nd/3rd – Jon Stephens
4th – Edwin Jones

The next tournament will be held on February 9. Similar to the February 2018 and February 2019 tournaments, the February 2020 tournament will be a special tournament with an extra side pool ($60) donated by the US Backgammon Federation (USBGF) exclusively for USBGF members. Check back here for more details.

2019 Columbus Backgammon Club Player of the Year – Chris Yep

Congratulations to the 2019 Columbus Backgammon Club Player of the Year, Chris Yep! Chris won the annual points race with 534 Masters Points. His closest challengers were Maron Cury (366 points) and Trevor Dierkes (347 points).

A list of previous top-3 annual results (2012-2019) can now be found here.

December 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

11 players attended the final tournament of the year. Jon Stephens won the tournament, defeating Trevor Dierkes in the Main bracket final. Joe Calvaruso won the Consolation, defeating Maron Cury in the Consolation final.

The full tournament bracket for December can be found here. The current Masters Points standings can be found here. Thank you again to all who came out to play and congratulations to our December winners:

1st – Jon Stephens
2nd/3rd – Trevor Dierkes
2nd/3rd – Joe Calvaruso
4th – Maron Cury

November 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

11 players came out for the November tournament. Maron Cury won four matches in a row to win the tournament, defeating Trevor Dierkes in the Main bracket final. Dale Berlin won the Consolation, defeating John Baron in the Consolation final.

The full tournament bracket for November can be found here. The current Masters Points standings can be found here. Thank you again to all who came out to play and congratulations to our November winners:

1st – Maron Cury
2nd/3rd – Trevor Dierkes
2nd/3rd – Dale Berlin
4th – John Baron

October 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

Nine players attended the October tournament. Chris Yep won the tournament, defeating David Steinberg in the Main Bracket final. John Baron won the Consolation, defeating Dale Berlin in the Consolation final.

The full tournament bracket for October can be found here. The current Masters Points standings can be found here. Thank you again to all who came out to play and congratulations to our October winners:

1st – Chris Yep
2nd/3rd – David Steinberg
2nd/3rd – John Baron
4th – Dale Berlin