42nd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sheraton Novi, Michigan

100% Return of Entry Fees in All Three Main Divisions!

Michigan Summer ChampsJUNE 30–JULY 3, 2017
(Friday-Monday)

June 29: Elite One-Day BMAB (USA)
Thursday Evening Warm-Up - June 29
Michigan Masters - Friday, June 30

$3,000 in Added Money & Prizes:
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST ($500 added)
MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ ($400 added by the USBGF)
LAST CHANCE BLITZ FREE ROLL ($480+ added)
TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREE ROLL ($400 added)
INTERMEDIATE WINNER ($250 Entry to 2018 Open)
NOVICE DIVISION ($100 added by the USBGF)

Our new sponsor P-40 Backgammon will award an $825
customized board to the 2017 Michigan Open Champion.

The 2017 Michigan Summer entry form is available here.
Contact Director CJC at cjc@flintbg.com for more information.



42nd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

JUNE 30–JULY 3, 2017

(Friday-Monday)

June 29 -Thursday: One-Day BMAB (USA), 10:30 am

June 29 - Thursday: Warm-Up, 8:00 pm

SHERATON DETROIT-NOVI HOTEL

Novi, Michigan
(The Sheraton is 25 minutes north of Detroit Metro Airport / DTW)
21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, Michigan 48375,
located off I-275 at 8 Mile Road, Exit 167.

The hotel is visible from the freeway.
$99 single or double occupancy / $85 for Monday night guests

Call the Sheraton Detroit-Novi Hotel directly, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm.
Ask for CHRISTIAN HOPPENS at IN-HOUSE RESERVATIONS
248-349-4897 or email Christian at christian.hoppens@sheratondetroitnovi.com

Contact CJC if you have any problems reserving a room.
Reserve by June 16th to insure getting the room of your choice.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

Transworld Luxury Sedan / Faris Gabbara: 810/602-2282

Metro Airport Taxi -- 800-745-5191

Free parking at the Sheraton Hotel



MAIN EVENT ENTRY FEES
100% return of all Side Pools

Open: $250 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $100 (100% return)
(Clocks Preferred in the Open)

Intermediate: $150 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $50 (100% return of Side Pool)

Novice: $30 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $10 (100% return of Side Pool)

Michigan Masters: $500 (Starts Friday at 1:30 pm or 7:00 pm) (Clocked event)
Masters Side Pool: $100 (100% return)

Open Doubles: $150 per team ~ Side Pool: $50 (Clocked event)

(If you want to play in both the Masters and the Doubles, you must play the Masters at 1:30 pm.)

Limited Doubles: $80 per team ~ Side Pool: $20

OTHER SIDE EVENTS

Thursday Night Warm-Up: $50, $30 or $20 entry fees
Friday:
Sandy Kaplan's Senior Special for age 55-up, $55 entry
Prince Barlow's Junior Jackpot for players under age 55, $40 entry
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST ($500 added): $50
Michigan Charity BLITZ ($400 added by the USBGF): $30 entry fee
Frank Talbot's Newcomer Free Roll Jackpot ($400 added money)
Last Chance Blitz Qualifiers Free Roll
Detroit Quickies: $20 and $10 entries
Sunday Firecrackers: $200 Open Jackpot or $100 Limited Jackpot
Monday Trophy Jackpots: $100 Open Jackpot or $50 Limited Jackpot
After Tournament Tournament: Monday at 6:00 pm, $50 or $20


2017 MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FOR EARLY ARRIVALS:
THURSDAY,
June 29th, Elite BMAB (USA), at the Sheraton Novi.
10:30 am-8:00 pm. $100 entry fee. All matches clocked, recorded and analyzed.

WARM-UP tournament on THURSDAY evening, June 29th at the Sheraton Novi.
Three divisions: $20, $30 & $50 entry fee, plus optional Side Pools.
Play begins at 8:00 pm at the Sheraton Novi.

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017

1:00 pm Registration opens.
1:30 pm
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST: $50 entry fee, one free entry to USBGF members.
1:30 pm MICHIGAN MASTERS begins. (1st start time.)
2:00 pm SANDY KAPLAN'S
SENIOR SPECIAL: age 55-up, continuous entries @ $55.
2:00 pm PRINCE BARLOW'S
JUNIOR JACKPOT: age under 55, continuous entries @ $40.
2:00 pm
MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ: $30 entry fee. Each qualifier wins $100 and a seat in the Playoffs.
5:00 pm Hospitality Hour.
7:00 pm
MICHIGAN MASTERS. (2nd start time.)
7:00 pm OPEN DOUBLES begins.
7:30 pm LIMITED DOUBLES begins.
9:00 pm
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & CHARITY BLITZ resume. Continuous entries.

SATURDAY, July 1, 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am Final registration.
10:30 am Drawing for door prizes.

11:00 am Calcutta Auction
12:30 pm Main Tournament Play begins: all divisions.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner break.
7:00 pm Play resumes: all divisions.
7:30 pm
Frank Talbot's Newcomer Free Roll. $400 Added Money, 2-point matches.
8:00 pm
USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST resumes. Continuous entries.
8:00 pm
Charity BLITZ resumes. $30 entry. Each qualifier in a group of 8 wins $100. Continuous entries.

SUNDAY, July 2, 2017

9:30 am Lecture by Simborg & O'Hagan: "O'Hagan's Law of Market Losers: One of the Best Tools in Backgammon"
11:00 am Play resumes: all events, including BLITZ qualifying.
12:30 pm Last Chance BLITZ Qualifiers (
Free Roll for early losers from the Main Events.)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner break.
7:00 pm Play resumes: all events.
7:00 pm
Charity BLITZ and USBGF Playoffs begin.
8:00 pm FIRECRACKER JACKPOTS: $200 Open Jackpot or $100 Limited Jackpot.

MONDAY, July 3, 2017

11:00 am SEMIFINALS in all divisions.
12 Noon
MONDAY TROPHY JACKPOTS: $100 Open, $50 Limited. Trophies by BackgammonElegance.com
1:00 pm FINALS in all divisions.
6:00 pm AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT. $20 and $50 entry, Side Pools.

Throughout the weekend:

~ Detroit 1-Point Quickies, $10 or $20 entry fee.

FOR A TOURNAMENT INVITATION, contact Carol Joy Cole.
Home phone: 810-232-9731 or e-mail:
cjc@flintbg.com
CJC's cell phone during the tournament, Wed.-Sun.: 810-516-1138

To avoid late fees, send a $50 deposit* by June 16th made payable to:

Carol Joy Cole
Flint Area Backgammon Club
3719 Greenbrook Lane
Flint, MI 48507-1400

*Foreign players may pre-register by mail or e-mail without sending a deposit.


Sponsored by

P-40 BACKGAMMON

BackgammonElegance.com

PRINCE BARLOW, Flint Junior Master
JUDY FIELD, Flint Senior Master
DION HOGAN, Michigan Master
SANDY KAPLAN, Sponsor Emeritus
FRANK TALBOT, Michigan Master

Flint Area Backgammon Club


CONGRATULATIONS to these 2016 WINNERS in Michigan!

ABT - 41st MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 1-4, 2016; Novi, Michigan

OPEN (84): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 3-Frank Raposa (VA), 4/5-Saba Bejanishvili (GA) / Barry Silliman (MD); 1C-John O'Hagan (IN), 2C-Herb Roman (IL), 3C/4C-Dion Hogan (MI) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

INTERMEDIATE (73): 1-Mike Rezai (OH), 2-Marcy Kossar (MD), 3-Rick Wedge (Canada), 4/5-Jim Airgood (MI) / Bob Stoller (AK); 1C-John Herron (MI), 2C-Sue Will (IL), 3C/4C-Irina Litzenberger (VA) / Christopher Shanava (IL).

NOVICE (11): 1-Tony Zimbalatti (MI), 2-Bridget McCrudden (Canada); 1C-Daniel Posen (MI); 1LC-Christa Solovey (MI).

MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-John Klein (MD), 2-Di Di (GA), 3/4-Drew Giovanis (NV) / Mike Senkiewicz (NY).

SANDY KAPLAN'S SENIOR SPECIAL (64): 1-Mike Vasilatos (OH), 2-Steve Hast (PA), 3/4-Farhad Forudi (OH) / Herb Roman (IL).

PRINCE BARLOW'S JUNIOR JACKPOT (32): 1-Nick Blasier (TX), 2-Mike Clapsadle (MI), 3/4-Ben Friesen (MI) / Keene Marin (WI).

USBGF PRIME CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Jon Vietor (CA), 2-Gary Margosian (MI). $340 was raised for the Flint Water Fund of the United Way.

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST (128): 1-Ed O'Laughlin (VA), 2-Di Di (GA). $100 Side Pool: Nick Blasier (TX), $50 Side Pool: John Quinn (MI).

FRANK TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREEROLL (26): 1-Dan Dabney (IN), 2-Christa Solovey (MI).

OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Joe Feldman (MI) & Steve Sax (CA), 2-Gary Fritzsche (MI) & Rick Schuman (MI), 3/4-Brent Cohen (PA) & Neil Kazaross (IL) / Eric Hiner (MN) & Yury Millman (MN).

LIMITED DOUBLES (8 teams): 1-Dave McKenzie (KS) & Karla McKenzie (KS), 2-Fred Ishac (MI) & Walt Smith (MI).

FIRECRACKER OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-Greg Merriman (MI).

FIRECRACKER LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Patrick Domico (IN), 2-Eric Stevens (FL).

MONDAY TROPHY OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-Saba Bejanishvili (GA).

MONDAY TROPHY LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Simon Kennedy Rose (IL), 2-Mike Clapsadle (MI).

$20 DETROIT QUICKIE (32): 1-Dave Kozak (Canada), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV).

BACKGAMMON MASTER SERIES (USA) #3 (16): Top 4-0 match records: 1/3-Faris Gabbara (MI) / Paul Weaver (AL) / Kit Woolsey (CA). Top PR scores: 1-John O'Hagan - 2.45, 2-Kit Woolsey - 2.65.

$50 THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Chris Knapp (MA), 2-Ray Fogerlund (NV), 3/4-Steve Brown (MN) / Emil Mortuk (MI).

$30 THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Roberto Litzenberger (VA), 2-Dave Williams (NV), 3/4-Mike Clapsadle (MI) / John Claybourne (MI).

$20 THURSDAY WARM-UP (8): 1-Ross Gordon (CT), 2-Irina Litzenberger (VA), 3-Fred Ishac (MI).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Jon Vietor (CA), 2/3-Dorn Bishop (CA) / Nick Blasier (TX).

$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT (10): 1-Marcy Kossar (MD), 2/3-John Quinn (MI) / Tony Zimbalatti (MI).