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2017 Ohio Valley Challenge Cup Weekend

The Columbus Backgammon Club was pleased to host this year’s Ohio Valley Challenge Cup events during the weekend of April 22-23, 2017 at the Magnuson Grand Columbus North, in Columbus, Ohio.

Indianapolis secured the trophy for the second year in a row in a battle of Indiana teams that wasn’t truly decided until the final round of play. Akron lead all Ohio teams with a respectable 16-14 record. As far as individual honors, David Steinberg from Columbus was the only player to notch a perfect 5-0 record.

Indianapolis was represented by Sean Garber, Kevin Heacox, Jim Curtis, Mark Milkie, Scott Johnston, and Jeff Flowers.

Here are the final standings for this year’s OVCC:

Wins Losses
Indianapolis 20 10
Bloomington 17 13
Akron 16 14
Cincinnati 15 15
Columbus 14 16
Dayton 8 22

 

Here are the results for the “Day Before” Events:

“Day Before” Singles (29 Entrants):
1st – Jim Weitthoff (Columbus)
2nd – Butch Meese (Bloomington)
3rd – Kevin Heacox (Indianapolis)
4th – Jim Curtis (Indianapolis)

“Day Before” Doubles (15 teams):
1st – Mark Milkie/Jim Curtis (Indianapolis)
2nd – Mike Rezai/David Steinberg (Columbus)
3rd – Chris Yep/Mary Hickey (Columbus)
4th – Greg King/Ken Oxley (Dayton)

Thank you to all participating players and clubs for this very successful weekend. See you all next year in Dayton!


Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – “Day Before” Events

Saturday events are open to any and all players! Entry fee discounts are available to players who are staying the night at the hotel. If two players are staying in the same room, they can each use one $5 discount. If one player is staying in a room, that player may use a $5 discount for both singles and doubles.

Noon – Day Before Singles Tournament

Entry Fee – $20, with optional $10 side pool
Registration closes at noon, Play to start by 12:30
Format – Main Bracket – 7-point matches, Consolation Bracket – 5-Point matches
USBGF Tournament Rules will be enforced, with clocks, and dice flat on checkers being legal

Match length is subject to change if there is a large turnout. Payouts will also be dependent on turnout.

6:30PM – Night Before Doubles Tournament

Entry Fee – $40 per pair, with optional $20 side pool
Registration closes at 6PM, play to start at 6:30PM
Format – Main Bracket – 7-point matches, Consolation Bracket – 5-Point matches
USBGF Tournament Rules will be enforced, with clocks, and dice flat on checkers being legal

Match length is subject to change if there is a large turnout. Payouts will also be dependent on turnout.

 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Noon – Ohio Valley Challenge Cup

The Ohio Valley Challenge Cup will be played at noon on Sunday by qualifying members of the 6 participating clubs: Indianapolis; Bloomington, IN; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati; Akron; and Dayton. Each club will be represented by a 6-player team.

 

Hotel Reservation Information

The event is being held at the Magnuson Grand Columbus North Hotel.

888 East Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
(614) 888-8230

Our room rate is $65+tax per night. Please mention the Ohio Valley Challenge Cup when booking to get our group rate.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Jason Marshall at jason@columbusbg.org.