43rd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sheraton Novi, Michigan

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

Michigan Summer ChampsJULY 5-8, 2018
(Thursday-Sunday)

July 4th: Elite One-Day BMAB (USA)
Wednesday Evening Warm-Up - July 4
Michigan Masters - Thursday, July 5

$3,000 in Added Money & Prizes:
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 2018 Michigan Open Champion.

The 2018 Michigan Summer entry form will be available in a few weeks.
Contact Director CJC at cjc@flintbg.com for more information.



43rd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

JULY 5-8, 2018

(Thursday-Sunday)

July 4 - Wednesday: One-Day BMAB (USA), 10:30 am

July 4 - Wednesday: Summer 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 Thursday at 1:30 pm or 7:00 pm) (Clocked event)
Masters Side Pool: $100 (100% return)

Open Doubles: $200 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

Wednesday Night Warm-Up: $50, $30 or $20 entry fees
Thursday:
Sandy Kaplan's Senior Special for age 55-up, $55 entry
Prince Barlow's Junior Jackpot for players under age 55, $40 entry
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
Saturday Firecrackers: $200 Open Jackpot or $100 Limited Jackpot
Sunday Trophy Jackpots: $100 Open Jackpot or $50 Limited Jackpot
After Tournament Tournament: Sunday at 6:00 pm, $50 or $20


2018 MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FOR EARLY ARRIVALS:
WEDNESDAY,
July 4th, BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament, at the Sheraton Novi.
10:30 am-8:00 pm. $100 entry fee. All matches clocked, recorded and analyzed.

WARM-UP tournament on WEDNESDAY evening, July 4th 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.

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018

1:00 pm Registration opens.
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.

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018

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 Charity BLITZ resumes. $30 entry. Each qualifier in a group of 8 wins $100. Continuous entries.

SATURDAY, July 7, 2018

9:30 am Lecture to be determined.
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.

SUNDAY, July 8, 2018

11:00 am SEMIFINALS in all divisions.
12 Noon
SUNDAY 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.

PRINTED TOURNAMENT INVITATIONS will be available soon.
You may 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 2017 WINNERS in Michigan!

ABT - 42nd MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 30-July 3, 2017; Novi, Michigan

OPEN (85): 1-Paul Farah (MI), 2-Carter Mattig (IL), 3-Tak Morioka (IL), 4/6-Bahman Zandi (MD) / John Klein (MD) / David Smith (OH); 1C-Michael Neagu (Canada), 2C-Dmitriy Obukhov (MI), 3C/4C-Sead Kurjakovic (Bosnia) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA).

INTERMEDIATE (76): 1-Patty Knapp (MA), 2-Christopher Shanava (IL), 3-Scott Douglas (Canada), 4/6-Robert Lessard (Canada) / Abby Biss (New Zealand) / Robert Caldwell (Canada); 1C-Joe Feldman (MI), 2-Reggie Harvel (MI), 3C/4C-Duane Salinas (MI) / Brian Vance (MI).

NOVICE (18): 1-Laura Grigorian (MI), 2-Christa Solovey (MI); 1C-Mike Montalvo (MI); 1LC-Fran Miller (OH).

MICHIGAN MASTERS (32): 1-Victor Ashkenazi (NJ), 2-Alfred Mamlet (MD), 3/4-Allen Jones (Canada) / Jim Pasko (NV).

SANDY KAPLAN'S SENIOR SPECIAL (64): 1-Chen-Fu Yu (MD), 2-David Todd (MO), 3/4-Sean Garber (IN) / Joe Miller (OH).

PRINCE BARLOW'S JUNIOR JACKPOT (32): 1-Michael Kurtz (MI), 2-Patrick Domico (IN), 3/4-Di Di (GA) / Ricky Griggs (MI).

MICHIGAN CHARITY BLITZ (128): 1-Carl Sorg (GA), 2-David Zakrajsek (IN). $300 was raised for the Flint Water Fund of the United Way.

USBGF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST (128): 1-Faddoul Khoury (IL), 2-John Klein (MD). $100 Side Pool: 1/3-John Klein (MD) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA) / Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY). $50 Side Pool: Kathy Weiner (NV).

USBGF GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (2): 1-West Champion Ray Fogerlund (NV), 2-East Champion Faddoul Khoury (IL).

OPEN DOUBLES (32 teams): 1-Stephen Collins (OH) & Karen Davis (DC), 2-Bill Davis (IL) & Tak Morioka (IL), 3/4-Joe Feldman (MI) & Steve Sax (CA) / Mike Montalvo (MI) & Dmitriy Obkhov (MI).

LIMITED DOUBLES (14 teams): 1-Lynn Ehrlich (NY) & Marcy Kossar (MD), 2-Vicki Ondis (FL) & Stewart Pemberton (FL).

FRANK TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREEROLL (28): 1-Paul Mangone (CA), 2-Mike Mammo (MI).

FIRECRACKER OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Phil Simborg (IL), 2-Jim Slomkoski (MI).
FIRECRACKER LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Ray Bills (MN), 2-Kathy Weiner (NV).

BACKGAMMON ELEGANCE OPEN JACKPOT (16): 1-Steve Brown (MN), 2-John Drexel (MI).
BACKGAMMON ELEGANCE LIMITED JACKPOT (16): 1-Peggy Neubig (NJ), 2-Peter Swartwout (PA).

$20 DETROIT QUICKIE (64): 1-Philippe Salnave (FL), 2-Phil Simborg (IL).
$10 DETROIT QUICKIE (16): 1-Ross Gordon (CT).

BACKGAMMON MASTERS SERIES (USA) #6 (16): Top 4-1 match records: 1/3-Steve Brown (MN) / Karen Davis (DC) / Roberto Litzenberger (VA). Top PR score: Neil Kazaross (IL) with 3.43.

P-40 BOARD JACKPOT (8): 1-John Stryker (IL).

LONG-DISTANCE PRIZE: Abby Biss (New Zealand).

$50 MONDAY JACKPOT (8): 1-Di Di (GA), 2-Eric Hiner (MN).

$50 THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Patrick Gibson (CA), 2-Bill Calton (MI), 3/4-Michael Neagu (Canada) / FrankTalbot (MI).
$30 THURSDAY WARM-UP (32): 1-Carl Sorg (GA), 2-Robert Caldwell (Canada), 3/4-Gary Fritzsche (MI) / Richard Hunt (MI).
$20 THURSDAY WARM-UP (10): 1-Dick Nelson (MI), 2/3-Brenda Cohen (PA) / Shawn Lavetter (MI).

$50 AFTER TOURNAMENT (24): 1-Jim Pasko (NV), 2-Jeb Horton (NC), 3/4-Ray Fogerlund (NV) / Philippe Salnave (FL).
$20 AFTER TOURNAMENT (16): 1-Butch Meese (IN), 2/3-Mike Clapsadle (MI) / Ricky Griggs (MI).