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
(Adjacent to Village Crossing MovieTheatres)
Info on Tilted Kilt Skokie HERE.

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Bob Steen, Rockwells

The Bar Point Club welcomed Bob Steen back last week. Bob and family recently moved to England. David and Linda Rockwell are also in the photo.

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 20 June 2017

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

# NAME PTS.
1 Christopher Shanava 12.96
2 David Rockwell 11.04
3 Rory Pascar 9.28
4 Larry Goldstein 9.28
5 Bill Bartholomay 8.64
6 Tak Morioka 8.00
7 Herb Roman 7.12
8 Steve Blanchard 6.68
9 David Marcus 6.36
10 David Stein 5.44
11 Phil Simborg 4.84
12 Carter Mattig 4.56
13 Serge Bondar 4.12
14 Alex Owen 3.76
15 Bob Steen 3.64
16 Victor Shvartsshteyn 3.16
17 Efim Liberman 3.12
18 Amy Trudeau 3.04
19 Bill Davis 2.96
20 Royal Robinson 2.88
21 Mike Sutton 2.80
# NAME PTS.
22 Ken Tibbs 2.40
23 Linda Rockwell 2.00
24 Wayne Wiest 2.00
25 Bill Keefe 1.68
26 Micah Salafsky 1.44
27 Anatoliy Katsnelson 1.04
28 Yamin Yamin 0.88
29 Galia Miloucheva 0.88
30 Steve Klesker 0.88
31 Richard Stawowy 0.80
32 Paul Turdik 0.72
33 Vlad Eydelman 0.72
34 Shawn Spurlin 0.64
35 Georgina Flanagan 0.56
36 Larry Morris 0.56
37 Mike Valentino 0.48
38 Andy Bittman 0.48
39 Denny Scully 0.32
40 David Hanold 0.32
41 Beth Dolnick 0.32

May Player of the Month: STEVE BLANCHARD–2.00 points
2–Larry Goldstein (1.68), 3–Christopher Shanava (1.60)

The Bar Point Club welcomed some players who have been away for a while: Bob Steen (England) and Allen Tish (California). Nice to see Steve Klesker and Larry Morris back in action as well… Backgammon On Board XIV is set for January 19-26, 2019—Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera. Flyers will be available at the Flint Summer Championships. It's a long way off, but something to look forward to… Next biggie: Carol Joy Cole's Michigan Summer Championships over the 4th of July weekend… The Bar Point Club now has a one tournament format with 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 that begins at 6:00pm. Entries close at 6:30pm… Upcoming Sunday tournament: August 6 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, August 6: Bar Point Sunday, Tilted Kilt Skokie • 12:00pm
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