Paul Berg collapsed on March 16th while playing at the Flint Club. He passed away on the way to the hospital. He had a congenital heart condition. He was only 48.
Paul directed the Metro North BG Club near Detroit, and he was Assistant Director of the Flint Club. He was an excellent staffer at ABT tournaments in Michigan and Ohio, and a valued member of the USBGF Rating Team.
Paul was also a strong player, being Flint Club Champion and Player of the Year several times, as well as our Fleet Underwood Champion. He won two ABT titles in Ohio in 2000 and 2001.
Most of all, Paul was a dear friend, kind, witty, smart, and highly knowledgeable about sports, computers, politics -- and drawsheets. He will be greatly missed.
The funeral service was held on March 24th at the J.L. Peters Funeral Home at 3880 Fort Street in Lincoln Park, MI 48146
-- Phone 313/928-6500.
Here is the GoFundMe link to help cover the funeral costs:
If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to
Carol Joy Cole
Flint Area Backgammon Club
3719 Greenbrook Lane
Flint, MI 48507-1400 USA
Meanwhile, we celebrated Paul's life at the Fleet Underwood Memorial Tournament in Flint on March 19th. Paul was the Defending Underwood Champion this year, and we dearly missed him.
64 players gathered at the Holiday Inn on Sunday, while 59 of them entered the tournament. Congratulations to Dmitriy Obukhov and all the other winners!