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October 2019 Tournament

The October 2019 Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 13 at the usual time (noon) and place (Polaris Mall Food Court)

September Tournament – September 8

8 players:

Main 1st: David Rearick
Main 2nd: Edwin Jones

Consolation 1st: Brendan Leal
Consolation 2nd: Maron Cury

Report to follow soon

August 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

11 players attended the August tournament. Chris Yep won the tournament, his fifth tournament win of the year, defeating Jon Stephens in the Main Bracket final. John Baron won the Consolation, defeating Edwin Jones in the Consolation final.

As a reminder, there’s still a lot to play for this season. In early 2020 we’ll send a team to the Ohio Valley Challenge Cup (OVCC). The top 6 or 7 Columbus players will qualify for the Columbus team. I’d like to see Columbus bring the OVCC trophy back to Columbus next year!

The full tournament bracket for August 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 August winners:

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

July 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

11 players attended the July tournament. Chris Yep won the event, defeating David Steinberg in the Main Bracket final. This was Chris’ fourth tournament win and David’s third Main Bracket runner-up finish this year. In the Consolation final Joe Calvaruso defeated Jon Stephens.

The full tournament bracket for July 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 July winners:

1st – Chris Yep
2nd/3rd – David Steinberg
2nd/3rd – Joe Calvaruso
4th – Jon Stephens

June 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

Our June tournament had a cozy 8-player field. Jon Stephens won three matches in a row to win the tournament, defeating Maron Cury in the Main Bracket final. In the Consolation final Trevor Dierkes defeated Joe Calvaruso.

At the halfway point of the year Chris Yep (294 points) leads the annual standings. Maron Cury (229 points) and Trevor Dierkes (210 points) are close behind. Several other players are also within striking distance.

The full tournament bracket for June 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 June winners:

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

May 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

10 players attended our May tournament. Chris Yep won the event, defeating Trevor Dierkes in the Main Bracket final. In the Consolation final Edwin Jones defeated Dale Berlin. We also welcomed a new player, Andy Kennedy.

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

1st – Chris Yep
2nd/3rd – Trevor Dierkes
2nd/3rd – Edwin Jones
4th – Dale Berlin

April 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

14 players attended the April tournament. Chris Yep won four matches in a row to win the tournament, defeating David Rearick in the Main Bracket final. Maron Cury continued his excellent results (9-1 over the last two months) by winning the Consolation, defeating Trevor Dierkes in the Consolation final.

The full tournament bracket for April 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 April winners:

1st – Chris Yep
2nd/3rd – David Rearick
2nd/3rd – Maron Cury
4th – Trevor Dierkes

Ohio Valley Challenge Cup (OVCC)

The Ohio Valley Challenge Cup is this weekend (March 30-31) in the Cincinnati area.

For full details, see the February 7 post on this website.

Schedule
Saturday 12:00 pm – Singles (individual) competition
Saturday 6:30 pm – Doubles competition
Sunday 11:00 am – Team competition

Columbus team:

  1. Trevor Dierkes
  2. Maron Cury
  3. Edwin Jones
  4. Chris Yep
  5. Stu Cohen
  6. David Steinberg
  7. Joe Calvaruso

Final team standings

WinsLosses
Bloomington1810
Columbus1612
Indianapolis1315
Cincinnati1315
Dayton1018

You can read Sean Garber’s full OVCC report at this link: https://www.meetup.com/Hoosier-Backgammon-Club/pages/28712947/2018_Ohio_Valley_Challenge_Cup/

March 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

13 players attended the March tournament.  Maron Cury won four matches in a row to win the tournament, defeating Chris Yep in the Main Bracket final.  In the Consolation final Jon Stephens defeated Joe Calvaruso.  With his win Maron moved to second in the annual points race just behind Chris, who is now in first.

The full tournament bracket for March 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 March winners:

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

The next tournament will be held on April 14.

February 2019 Monthly Tournament Results

The February tournament was a special tournament with the US Backgammon Federation (USBGF) donating $165 as an added money pool for USBGF members.  The added money attracted a large field of 21 players, shattering our previous attendance record of 15 players (which was set in February 2018 at another USBGF added money tournament).  The field included two first-time players, Meral Plosch and Peter Swartwout (from Pittsburgh).  We also welcomed back two Cleveland-area players, John Baron and Ray Cifani.

The tournament was won by Trevor Dierkes, who beat David Steinberg in the Main Bracket final.  In the Consolation final Peter Swartwout defeated Brendan Leal.  The USBGF added money, awarded to the USBGF player advancing farthest in the Main bracket, was won by David Steinberg.  In addition, David won an entry into the USBGF Online Club Championship tournament, which begins in March.  The winner of the USBGF Online Club Championship receives a free entry into any ABT tournament.

In the annual standings, David Steinberg, on the strength of two Main Runner-Up finishes this year, is now in the lead with 100 points.

The full tournament bracket for February can be found here.  The current Masters Points standings can be found here.  Thank you again to all who came out to play, welcome again to Meral Plosch and Peter Swartwout, and congratulations to our February winners:

1st – Trevor Dierkes
2nd/3rd – David Steinberg
2nd/3rd – Peter Swartwout
4th – Brendan Leal
USBGF Added Money – David Steinberg

The next tournament will be held March 10.