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 BG Masters Series (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 ($240 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 will be available in February.
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: Backgammon Master Series (USA), 11:00 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 JOHN FROST at IN-HOUSE RESERVATIONS
248-349-4897 or email John at jfrost@sheratondetnovi.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: $240 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $100 (100% return)
(Clocks on request in the Open)

Intermediate: $140 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $40 (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 or $10
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

Extra prizes for Novices and Newcomers donated by the USBGF, plus $100 added money:


2017 MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FOR EARLY ARRIVALS:
THURSDAY,
June 29th, Backgammon Master Series (USA), at the Sheraton Novi.
11:00 am-7:30 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 FREE LECTURE by JULIUS HIGH: Backgammon is WAR!
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 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 $40 deposit* by June 17th 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

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

P-40 BACKGAMMON

BackgammonElegance.com

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).