Chicago Bar Point Backgammon Club

Est. 1983, we are the best-attended backgammon club in America.
Playing Tuesdays
and Sunday bimonthly at:

Tilted Kilt logo

7070 Carpenter Road
Skokie, Illinois
(Around the corner from Village Crossing Movie Theatres)
Info on Tilted Kilt Skokie HERE.

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Wayne Wiest, Linda Rockwell

Semifinal action at the Bar Point Club on August 8: Wayne Wiest vs. Linda Rockwell.

First-Timers Play FREE On Tuesdays

Anyone who has never played at a Bar Point Club
backgammon tournament and lives within a 30 mile
radius of the club will receive a FREE ENTRY into
the tournament with a chance to share in the prizes.

Arrive as late as 6:30 pm to enter. Click for details.

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB WEEKLY RESULTS

2007    2008    2009    2010    2011    2012    2013    2014    2015    2016    2017

Chicagoland All-Time Standings 1974-2016 (Excel download)

2017 BPC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Compiled through 15 August 2017

1st–6th play on Challenge Cup. 1st–10th earn solid silver dollar mementos.

# NAME PTS.
1 Rory Pascar 16.16
2 Christopher Shanava 16.08
3 David Rockwell 14.64
4 Larry Goldstein 10.64
5 Herb Roman 10.16
6 David Stein 10.08
7 Bill Bartholomay 9.76
8 Tak Morioka 9.12
9 Steve Blanchard 8.28
10 David Marcus 6.36
11 Carter Mattig 5.52
12 Phil Simborg 5.40
13 Amy Trudeau 4.24
14 Serge Bondar 4.12
15 Bill Davis 4.00
16 Alex Owen 3.76
17 Victor Shvartsshteyn 3.64
18 Bob Steen 3.64
19 Efim Liberman 3.60
20 Linda Rockwell 3.04
21 Wayne Wiest 3.04
22 Bill Keefe 2.96
23 Royal Robinson 2.88
# NAME PTS.
24 Mike Sutton 2.80
25 Ken Tibbs 2.40
26 Vlad Eydelman 1.52
27 Micah Salafsky 1.44
28 Tim Mabee 1.44
29 Scott Anderson 1.12
30 Anatoliy Katsnelson 1.04
31 Yamin Yamin 0.88
32 Steve Klesker 0.88
33 Galia Miloucheva 0.88
34 Richard Stawowy 0.80
35 Paul Turdik 0.72
36 Shawn Spurlin 0.64
37 Gene Shvartsshteyn 0.64
38 Larry Morris 0.56
39 Georgina Flanagan 0.56
40 Mike Valentino 0.48
41 Andy Bittman 0.48
42 Denny Scully 0.32
43 David Hanold 0.32
44 Beth Dolnick 0.32
45 Keith Cunliffe 0.32

July Player of the Month: CHRISTOPHER SHANAVA–2.40 points
2–David Rockwell (1.52), 3–David Stein & Tim Mabee (1.44)

Phil Simborg assisted Falafel Natanzon and others in commentary of the World Championship finals in Monte Carlo this past weekend. Didier Assaraf (France) defeated Petko Kostadinov (USA) to take the 2017 title… Attending the Summer Sizzler in Bloomington August 12: Amy Trudeau and David & Linda Rockwell. David finished second… On August 6, the Bar Point Club welcomed Emad Salib and his brother Kareem Mankarious, both from London, England. Kareem's mom lives in Skokie… The Bar Point Club tourney format has a $10 entry fee and two side pools ($10, $20). The early Masters event has been cancelled in favor of one tournament for all: the Open at 6:00pm. Entries close at 6:30pm… Upcoming Sunday tournament: October 1 at noon at the Tilted Kilt.

BPC TUESDAY NIGHT FORMAT at Tilted Kilt Skokie

NOTE: Tilted Kilt is a popular establishment. A scheduled party could occasionally shift our game from Tuesday to Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday night. Always check this website before attending.

Open Tourney: $20 entry fee* with optional $10 & $20 side pools. 32-player limit.
Drawing for byes at 6:00pm. Arrive as late as 6:30pm to enter.
Two matches guaranteed. Main Flight—5 & 7 point matches. Consolation—5 point matches.

*Entry fee includes a non-transferable $10 food and/or drink credit.

For more information, contact Amy Trudeau by email, or call 773/218-9555.


BPC UPCOMING DOUBLE POINT SPECIAL EVENTS at Tilted Kilt

Sunday, October 1: Bar Point Sunday, Tilted Kilt Skokie • 12:00pm
Sunday, December 3: Bar Point Sunday, Tilted Kilt Skokie • 12:00pm

Bimonthly Open: $50 entry fee* with $10 optional side pool. Two matches guaranteed.
7 and 9-point matches in the Open Main. 5 point matches in the Consolation.

Drawing for byes: 12:15pm. Entries close: 12:45pm.

*Both entry fees include non-transferable $10 food and/or drink credit.

For more information, contact Amy Trudeau by email, or call 773/218-9555.

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB 1000-TO-1 CLUB

Membership requires 10 or more wins in a row in BPC competition.
Byes & splits are "no action." Achievements are in chronological order.
14 or more wins are in red. + Denotes the streak is presently active.

DATE NAME #
03/21/17 Christopher Shanava 13
03/07/17 David Rockwell 10
12/29/15 Herb Roman 10
06/16/15 David Presser 11
04/12/15 Allen Tish 10
02/10/15 Adrian Rios 11
11/18/14 Jerry Brooks 10
10/28/14 Bill Davis 13
07/22/14 Craig Anderson 11
04/29/14 Tak Morioka 11
01/11/14 David Presser 12
01/11/14 Carter Mattig 10
11/26/13 Jerry Brooks 12
11/26/13 Leslie Lockett 10
10/16/13 Bill Bartholomay 11
06/25/13 Oleg Raygorodsky 11
01/02/13 David Rockwell 15
11/06/12 Rory Pascar 12
10/16/12 Dan Smith 10
06/19/12 Greg DeFotis 10
11/01/11 Bill Davis 10
08/02/11 Lucky Nelson 10
10/05/10 Howard Markowitz 11
11/03/09 Bill Davis 10
09/15/09 Matt Cohn-Geier 18
06/09/09 Herb Roman 10
03/03/09 Howard Markowitz 11
12/23/08 Carter Mattig 11
07/22/08 Lucky Nelson 14
07/01/08 Carter Mattig 11
05/20/08 Bill Davis 14
01/29/08 Nora Luna Righter 11
11/09/07 Gary Kay 10
09/04/07 David Rockwell 13
08/07/07 Alex Owen 11
DATE NAME #
08/15/06 Bill Davis 10
12/20/05 Herb Roman 12
02/15/05 Bill Davis 13
08/03/04 Linda Rockwell 10
12/30/03 Georgina Flanagan 10
12/02/03 Gary Kay 20
09/09/03 Gary Kay 17
02/18/03 Alice Kay 10
09/10/02 Bob Zavoral 11
08/20/02 Ed Buerger 12
05/14/02 Richard Lloyd 10
10/16/01 Tim Carroll 10
08/07/01 Tim Mabee 10
06/26/01 Tim Carroll 10
05/22/01 Jake Jacobs 12
04/03/01 Bob Zavoral 14
03/20/01 Bill Bartholomay 11
01/23/01 Bill Bartholomay 12
12/14/99 Don Jayhan 10
03/17/98 Tak Morioka 12
02/01/98 Steve Mellen 12
01/27/98 Laila Leonhardt 10
01/06/98 Phyllis Smolinski 10
05/06/97 Phil Simborg 12
01/07/97 Wendy Kaplan 10
12/23/96 Neil Kazaross 10
11/05/96 Andy Krenitz 12
08/11/96 Herb Roman 10
12/12/95 Neil Kazaross 11
09/19/95 Neil Kazaross 10
05/09/95 Harry Cohn 11
04/25/95 Frankie Farjood 11
04/05/94 Phil Simborg 11
02/08/94 Neil Kazaross 10
02/01/94 David Rubin 11