Backgammon Club

The Y’s Men’s Backgammon Club welcomes new members. We meet every Tuesday at the Weston Senior Activities Center, School Road, Weston, from 9:00 am to noon. 

Twice a year we sponsor an all day backgammon tournament, one in the winter and one in the summer.

If you have an interest in playing or learning backgammon, please email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or or just show up on Tuesday at the Weston Senior Activities Center.
If you email Woody. please indicate:
(1) Your level of play - beginner, intermediate or advanced,
(2) If you are an experienced player, whether you would like to serve on the Rules Committee.

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In 2015, we had 11 active players who met 52 times, played 582 matches, the most ever, and scored 6,720 points. 

Our Ladder Champion for the year was Ed Meisner, who was also our Winter Tournament Champion.  Ed was also our Ladder Champion in 2012. 

Larry Hirsch finished the year in second place on the ladder.

Our Summer Tournament Champion was Peter Nahabedian.

Our Hundred Point Match Club now includes:

          Larry Hirsch with 259

          Paul Miller with 256

          John Richard with 256

          Paul Miller with 130

We have 12 categories of statistical measurement for the year and Neil Druks was the only player to score in the top four in every category.

We look forward to a great 2016 and we welcome any Y's man who wants to join us.

Woody Bliss, Chair

Larry Hirsch, Vice Chair

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Y’ Men’s Backgammon Club – 2015 Results

Ladder Champion – Ed Meisner

Winter Tournament Champion - Ed Meisner

Summer Tournament Champion - Peter Nahabedian

Ladder Champion

1 - Ed Meisner

2 - Larry Hirsch

3 - Peter Nahabedian

4 - John Richard

5 - Neil Druks

Successful Defenses of ToL

1/2 - Neil Druks - 37

1/2 - Woody Bliss - 37

3 - Larry Hirsch - 34

4 - Peter Nahabedian - 25

5 - Ed Meisner - 16

Times at Top of Ladder (ToL)

1 - Larry Hirsch - 63

2 - Woody Bliss - 60

3 - Neil Druks - 59

4 - Peter Nahabedian - 37

5 - Ed Meisner - 32

Reign in Matches

1 - Woody Bliss - 159

2 - Larry Hirsch - 128

3 - Neil Druks - 106

4 - Peter Nahabedian - 64

5 - Ed Meisner - 55

Times Defending ToL

1/2 - Larry Hirsch - 97

1/2 - Woody Bliss - 97

3 - Neil Druks - 96

4 - Peter Nahabedian - 62

5 - Ed Meisner - 48

Reign in Days

1 - Woody Bliss - 119

2 - Neil Druks - 84

3 - Larry Hirsch - 70

4 - Ed Meisner - 28

5 - John Richard - 21


2015 Matches and Game Points

Matches Won

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 113

2 - Neil Druks - 98

3 - Woody Bliss - 96

4 - Larry Hirsch - 92

5 - Ed Meisner - 67

Game Points

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 1,301

2 - Larry Hirsch - 1,104

3 - Neil Druks - 1,070

4 - Woody Bliss - 1,067

5 - Ed Meisner - 856

Match Win Percent

1 - Woody Bliss - 61.1%

2 - Neil Druks - 55.7%

3 - Brian Strong - 54.5%

4 - Bill Preinitz - 52.2%

5 - Peter Nahabedian - 51.1%

Game Points Win Percent

1 - Bill Preinitz - 56.3%

2 - Woody Bliss - 55.9%

3 - Neil Druks - 53.4%

4/5 - Larry Hirsch - 51.4%

4/5 - Brian Strong - 51.4%

Average Match Points

1 - Bill Preinitz - 7.0

2 - Woody Bliss - 6.8

3 - Neil Druks - 6.1

4 - Larry Hirsch - 6.0

5 - Peter Nahabedian - 5.9

Opponent's Game Points

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 1,312

2 - Ed Meisner - 1,197

3 - Larry Hirsch - 1,043

4 - Neil Druks - 932

5 - Woody Bliss - 841

Year                       Meetings            Players                 Matches              Points

2012                             39                         14                            346                    4,109

2013                             59                         14                            545                    6,880

2014                             51                           9                            547                    7,332

2015                             52                         11                            582                    6,720

100 Point Match Club

Larry Hirsch - 259

Paul Miller - 256

John Richard - 256

Paul Miller - 130

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Westport/Weston Y’s Men Backgammon Club Ladder

As of October 25, 2016


1        Neil Druks (3,213-3,082)  (245-263)

2        Peter Nahabedian (4,813-4,774) (377-354)

3        Ed Meisner (3,901-5,248)  (326-449)

4        Woody Bliss (6,456-5,085)  (527-308)

5        John Richard (1,862-2,466)  (124-214)

6        Larry Hirsch (5,175-5,107)  (406-412)

7        Paul Miller (1,083-850)  (64-78)

8        Peter Chelico (36-30)  (4-3)

9        Brian Strong (338-480)  (30-46)

10    Bill Preinitz (160-124)  (12-11)

11    Bud Martin (115-116)   (11-11)

12    Peter Shih (1,508-963)  (136-63)

13    Bill Siegel (1,681-1,930)  (137-158)

14    Herb Bloom (19-3)  (2-2)

15    Gary Raschella (78-166)  (4-22)

16    Harris Usdan (19-17) (1-1)

17    Peter Garcia (129-111)  (12-11)

18    Jerry Cushman (9-12)  (1-2)

19    Neil Horner (20-32)  (2-7)

20    Peter Knight (15-19)  (1-2)

21    Mark Valeski (18-30)  (2-4)

22    Ed van Gelder (0-3)  (0-1)


Note:  First set of numbers in parentheses is cumulative points won and lost. 

                   Second set of numbers in parentheses is the matches won and lost.

Recent Matches (last four weeks)


10/4/2016 Hirsch 8 Bliss 1
10/4/2016 Miller 7 Meisner 1
10/4/2016 Nahabedian 7 Druks 6
10/4/2016 Miller 7 Bliss 1
10/4/2016 Hirsch 8 Nahabedian 4
10/4/2016 Druks 7 Meisner 2
10/4/2016 Nahabedian 8 Meisner 0
10/4/2016 Bliss 8 Hirsch 4
10/4/2016 Druks 16 Nahabedian 0
10/4/2016 Meisner 7 Hirsch 5
10/4/2016 Bliss 10 Nahabedian 2
10/4/2016 Nahabedian 7 Bliss 4
10/4/2016 Hirsch 26 Druks 0
10/4/2016 Hirsch 7 Nahabedian 6
10/11/2016 Hirsch 7 Bliss 0
10/11/2016 Nahabedian 8 Hirsch 6
10/11/2016 Bliss 18 Nahabedian 2
10/11/2016 Druks 14 Richard 5
10/11/2016 Bliss 7 Hirsch 2
10/11/2016 Nahabedian 9 Druks 6
10/11/2016 Hirsch 9 Nahabedian 3
10/18/2016 Druks 8 Miller 0
10/18/2016 Hirsch 9 Richard 0
10/18/2016 Nahabedian 10 Druks 0
10/18/2016 Richard 10 Nahabedian 6
10/18/2016 Hirsch 32 Druks 5
10/18/2016 Richard 8 Nahabedian 0
10/18/2016 Hirsch 7 Nahabedian 2
10/18/2016 Druks 8 Richard 6
10/25/2016 Meisner 9 Richard 0
10/25/2016 Nahabedian 14 Meisner 0
10/25/2016 Druks 7 Bliss 6
10/25/2016 Nahabedian 7 Richard 2
10/25/2016 Nahabedian 8 Richard 6
10/25/2016 Bliss 8 Meisner 3
10/25/2016 Druks 10 Nahabedian 0
10/25/2016 Meisner 8 Bliss 3
10/25/2016 Druks 8 Nahabedian 4


Dark green indicates a new ladder leader at the top.

Light green is successful defense of the top position.

Orange indicates matches played in the summer tournament.


Matches in Progress –  


9/13/2016 - Woody Bliss 3 - John Richard 0

9/13 & 10/04/2016 - Ed Meisner 5 - Larry Hirsch 3

10/11/2016 - Larry Hirsch 2 - Woody Bliss 1

10/18/2016 - Larry Hirsch 6 - Paul Miller 0

10/18/2016 - Neil Druks 1 - Paul Miller 0