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The NEBC is a longstanding Boston-area club for playing backgammon. We encourage players of all experience levels to join us monthly on Sundays to compete in one of two tournament brackets (Open / Advanced), or simply to come and get acquainted, learn the rules, and observe some world-class backgammon action in a friendly setting.

This year we are moving to a new location and a new day:

NEBC has returned to SUNDAY tournaments!


FRANK'S STEAKHOUSE
2310 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

Frank's is a short 7 minute walk from the Davis Square T Station (or 15 mins from the Porter Square T / commuter rail stop). If you are driving, Frank's has a parking lot right behind the establishment, off Rice Street. If it should fill up, you may park across the street at the Century Bank lot, or around the next corner to the north (Norris Strret) behind Verna's cafe. Unrestricted street parking is also plentiful on Sundays.

To ensure a place in the draw, players must arrive by 12:15. Please bring a board if you can.

Your entry in the tournament comes with a $5 restaurant credit, so please order food and drink liberally during your visit so that we remain welcome patrons of Frank's. Tell the server you are with the club and settle up your own tab (Total cost + Tax + Tip - $5.00) with the tournament director before leaving.

For more details on Entry Fees and tournament structure, click here.

Questions? Contact:
Albert Steg
(617) 417-6743
asteg@mindspring.com

Club Champion

Congratuations to Alex Zamanian, the 2017-2018 NEBC Champion!
See the list of all past club champions.

2017-2018 Club Tournament Schedule


We are trying qualify as a USBGF affiliated Prime Club, which would result in some added money for our December monthly. Help us reach our goal by becoming a USBGF member today.
Sunday, Sep   17th   12:00
Sunday, Oct   15th   12:00
Sunday, Nov   12th   12:00   (Bonus points! Longer matches!)
Sunday, Dec   10th   12:00
Sunday, Jan   7th   12:00
Sunday, Feb   11th   12:00
Sunday, Mar   18th   12:00
Sunday, Apr   8th   12:00
Sunday, May   6th   12:00   (Bonus points! Longer matches!)
Sunday, Jun   3rd   12:00

Club Championship Playoffs

First two rounds are best 2 out of 3, 9 point matches.
Final round is best 3 out of 5, 9 point matches.

1st Round
Semi-Finals
Finals
Champion



1 Alex Zamanian
5Daniel Bluestone

Alex Zamanian
Daniel Bluestone

4David Kornwitz








Alex Zamanian
3Jeremy Kornwitz




Jeremy Kornwitz

6Howard Rosenthal





Jeremy Kornwitz
7Rich Sweetman
Albert Steg
2Albert Steg

2017-2018 Points Race

1
PlayerTotal
2
1ZamanianAlex723
3
2StegAlbert391
4
3KornwitzJeremy263
5
4KornwitzDavid246
6
5BluestoneDaniel226
7
6RosenthalHoward219
8
7SweetmanRich200
9
StorerMarty184
10
O'RiordanTom177
11
LeonardJohn172

How points are calculated

June Tournament

Open (16 players)
Main: 1st Paul A. Caracciolo, 2nd Al Cantito, SF Albert Steg, SF Marcus Hermansen
Consolation: 1st David Kornwitz 2nd Howard Rosenthal,

May Tournament

Open (18 players)
Main: 1st Alex Zamanian, 2nd John Leonard, SF Albert Steg, SF Howard Rosenthal
Consolation: 1st Daniel Bluestone, 2nd Jeremy Kornwitz

Intermediate (4 players)
Main: 1st Dale Libkin, 2nd Steve Boggess

April Tournament

Open (18 players)
Main: 1st Alex Zamanian, 2nd Daniel Bluestone, SF Howard Rosenthal, SF Rich Sweetman
Consolation: 1st Marty Storer, 2nd Tom O'Riordan

Intermediate (6 players)
Main: 1st Jordan Richmond, 2nd Dale Libkin
Consolation: 1st Phyllis Seidel, 2nd Mike Lancaster

March Tournament

Open (14 players)
Main: 1st Jeremy Kornwitz, 2nd Howard Rosenthal, SF Alex Zamanian, SF Albert Steg
Consolation: 1st Albert Steg, 2nd Marcus Hermansen

Intermediate (6 players)
Main: 1st George Affanato, 2nd Pam Keeney
Consolation: 1st Phyllis Seidel, 2nd Chuck Gusselin

February Tournament

Open (19 players)
Main: 1st Alex Zamanian, 2nd Paul M. Caracciolo, SF Eric Sulkala, SF Howard Rosenthal
Consolation: 1st Albert Steg, 2nd David Kornwitz

Intermediate (11 players)
Main: 1st Phyllis Seidel, 2nd Steve Boggess, SF Robert Brennan, SF Dale Libkin
Consolation: 1st Robert Brennan, 2nd Pam Keeney

January Tournament

Open (17 players)
Main: 1st David Kornwitz, 2nd Tom O'Riordan, SF Paul A. Caracciolo, SF John Leonard
Consolation: 1st Albert Steg, 2nd Jeremy Kornwitz

Intermediate (8 players)
Main: 1st Duncan Noyes, 2nd Payson Krell, SF Jordan Richmond, SF Steve Valliere
Consolation: 1st Steve Valliere, 2nd Charles Grandon

December Tournament

Open (19 players)
Main: 1st Rich Sweetman, 2nd Jeremy Kornwitz, SF Alex Zamanian, SF Mike Takla
Consolation: 1st Albert Steg, 2nd Tom O'Riordan

Intermediate (12 players)
Main: 1st Robert Brennan, 2nd Phyllis Seidel, SF Charles Grandon, SF Duncan Noyes
Consolation: 1st Duncan Noyes, 2nd Antoni Fatkulov

November Tournament

Open (20 players)
Main: 1st Alex Zamanian, 2nd Doug Roberts, SF Eric Wicklund, SF Paul A. Caracciolo
Consolation: 1st Albert Steg, 2nd Tom O'Riordan

Intermediate (13 players)
Main: 1st Doug Bacon, 2nd Evo Ivanov, SF Robert Brennan, SF Wanda Roberts
Consolation: 1st Dale Libkin, 2nd Robert Brennan

October Tournament

Open (15 players)
Main: 1st Marty Storer, 2nd Mark Rigel, SF Alex Zamanian, SF Roger Rondeau
Consolation: 1st Alex Zamanian, 2nd Eric Wicklund

Intermediate (9 players)
Main: 1st Stephen Hassman, 2nd Jeff Arredondo, SF Robert Brennan, SF Duncan Noyes
Consolation: 1st Duncan Noyes, 2nd Brian Bunnell

September Tournament

Open (23 players)
Main: 1st Alex Zamanian, 2nd Albert Steg, SF David Kornwitz, SF Paul A. Caracciolo
Consolation: 1st Daniel Bluestone, 2nd Joseph Ithier

Intermediate (16 players)
Main: 1st Mark Rigel, 2nd Dale Libkin, SF Robert Brennan, SF Stephen Hassman
Consolation: 1st Pedro Calmell, 2nd Anne Bidner