Chicago Bar Point Backgammon Club

Chicagoland's premiere backgammon club 1983–2020

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Chicago Bar Point Club officially disbands.

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Effective 12 May 2021, the Chicago Bar Point Club has officially disbanded.
Current director Amy Trudeau cited the Coronavirus disruption coupled
with other interests in her life as the deciding factors.

Founded by Bill Davis with the help of Peter Kalba in 1983, the BPC was
host to well over 2000 unique backgammon players with 843 winning
master points during the club's 38 year run. The top five all-time BPC
point leaders are: 1-Tak Morioka (733.32), 2-Herb Roman (610.64),
David Rockwell (496.60), 4-Bill Davis (443.96), 5-Rory Pascar (427.27).

The BPC began play at Pat's Pub in Norridge, Illinois on 31 May 1983.
After ten years, the club moved to the Golden Flame where we played
Tuesday weekly for nine years. The final 19 years saw many different play
places ending with a six year run at the Tilted Kilt in Skokie, Illinois.

Bill Davis married in 2016 and moved to a far southwest suburb over one
hour's drive from the club. Amy Trudeau took over directorial duties in
January 2017 and continued until the club's final play date 10 March 2020.

Thanks for all the wonderful memories. It was a great run!—Bill Davis

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB WEEKLY RESULTS

2007    2008    2009    2010    2011    2012    2013    2014
2015    2016    2017    2018    2019    2020

Chicagoland All-Time Standings 1974-2020 (Excel download)

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

1983–2020

YEAR CHAMPION PTS.
1983 Chris Stanford 10.76
1984 Tak Morioka 21.24
1985 Bill Davis 23.64
1986 Tak Morioka 46.44
1987 Tak Morioka 42.48
1988 Tak Morioka 30.64
1989 Yamin Yamin 28.92
1990 Tak Morioka 27.76
1991 Tak Morioka 24.40
1992 Gary Kay 22.60
1993 Neil Kazaross 27.76
1994 Neil Kazaross 28.72
1995 Neil Kazaross 33.88
1996 Neil Kazaross 32.64
1997 Neil Kazaross 25.32
1998 Steve Mellen 30.76
1999 Bob Zavoral 26.48
2000 Tim Carrol 24.72
2001 Bob Zavoral 30.76
YEAR CHAMPION PTS.
2002 Lucky Nelson 26.72
2003 Bob Zavoral 36.30
2004 Bob Zavoral 30.64
2005 Tak Morioka 34.08
2006 Herb Roman 34.36
2007 David Rockwell 42.04
2008 Rory Pascar 39.66
2009 Rory Pascar 37.42
2010 Phil Simborg 33.04
2011 Rory Pascar 36.68
2012 David Rockwell 35.32
2013 David Presser 35.32
2014 Rory Pascar 34.96
2015 David Presser 38.40
2016 David Rockwell 32.20
2017 David Rockwell 22.88
2018 Rory Pascar 28.04
2019 Tak Morioka 22.72
2020 Dujuan Meekins 5.08




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 #
7/16/19 David Stein 14
12/11/18 Rory Pascar 14
11/27/18 Carter Mattig 12
06/12/18 David Rockwell 11
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
DATE NAME #
09/04/07 David Rockwell 13
08/07/07 Alex Owen 11
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