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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2016 Y's Men's Backgammon Club Year End Report

The Y's Men's Backgammon Club meets weekly at the Weston Senior Activities Center on School Road in Weston every Tuesday from 9:00am to noon.  We welcome new members, who range from those who want to learn the game to experts. 

In 2016, we had 10 active players who met 51 times, played 505 matches, and scored 6,828 points. 

Our Ladder Champion for the 2016 is John Richard.

Neil Druks finished the year in second place on the ladder, Paul Miller finished third and Larry Hirsch finished fourth.

Our Winter Tournament Champion was Peter Nahabedian and he was also our Summer Tournament Champion.

Peter Nahabedian and Neil Druks both joined the One Hundred Point Match Club.  The Club now includes:

          Larry Hirsch with 259

          Paul Miller with 256

          John Richard with 256

          Peter Nahabedian with 256

          Paul Miller with 130

          Neil Druks with 129, which he has scored twice.

We have 12 categories of statistical measurement for the year and Peter Nahabedian, Ed Meisner, Larry Hirsch, Neil Druks and Woody Bliss scored in the top five in 11of the 12 categories.  In 2015, Neil Druks set a record by scoring in the top five in every category.

We look forward to a great 2017 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 – 2016 Results

Ladder Champion – John Richard

Winter Tournament Champion - Peter Nahabedian

Summer Tournament Champion - Peter Nahabedian

 


Ladder Champion

1 - John Richard

2 - Neil Druks

3 - Paul Miller

4 - Larry Hirsch

5 - Ed Meisner

Successful Defenses of ToL

1 - Woody Bliss - 41

2 - Peter Nahabedian - 39

3/4 - Neil Druks - 24

3/4 - Larry Hirsch - 24

5 - Ed Meisner - 21

Times at Top of Ladder (ToL)

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 15

2 - Neil Druks - 14

3 - Woody Bliss - 12

4 - Larry Hirsch - 11

5 - Ed Meisner - 8

Reign in Matches

1 - Woody Bliss - 134

2 - Peter Nahabedian - 99

3 - Neil Druks - 76

4/5 - Larry Hirsch - 54

4/5 - Ed Meisner - 54

Times Defending ToL

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 54

2 - Woody Bliss - 53

3 - Neil Druks - 38

4 - Larry Hirsch - 35

5 - Ed Meisner - 29

Reign in Days

1 - Woody Bliss - 112

2 - Neil Druks - 63

3/4 - Paul Miller - 56

3/4 - Peter Nahabedian - 56

5 - Ed Meisner - 35

 

2016 Matches and Game Points

 

Matches Played

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 216

2 - Neil Druks - 165

3 - Larry Hirsch - 161

4 - Woody Bliss - 157

5 - Ed Meisner - 140

Match Win Percent

1 - Woody Bliss - 65.0%

2 - Larry Hirsch - 59.6%

3 - Peter Nahabedian - 52.3%

4 - Paul Miller - 50.0%

5 - Ed Meisner - 48.6%

Matches Won

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 113

2 - Woody Bliss - 102

3 - Larry Hirsch - 96

4/5 - Neil Druks - 68

4/5 - Ed Meisner - 68

Game Points

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 1,861

2 - Woody Bliss - 1,189

3 - Larry Hirsch - 1,154

4 - Neil Druks - 1,118

5 - Ed Meisner - 748

Average Match Points

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 8.6

2 - Woody Bliss - 7.6

3 - Larry Hirsch - 7.2

4 - Neil Druks - 6.8

5 - Ed Meisner - 5.4

Game Points Win Percent

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 59.4%

2 - Larry Hirsch - 57.7%

3 - Neil Druks - 48.9%

4 - Woody Bliss - 48.7%

5 - Paul Miller 46.8%

 

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

2016                             51                         10                            505                  6,828

100 Club

Larry Hirsch - 259 (5/20/2014)

Paul Miller - 256 (3/11/2014)

John Richard - 256 (6/3/2014)

Peter Nahabedian - 256 (8/9/2016)

Paul Miller - 130 (9/23/2014)

Neil Druks - 129 (8/9/2016)

Neil Druks - 129 (9/27/2016)

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Westport/Weston Y’s Men Backgammon Club Ladder

As of December 5, 2017

 

  • Larry Hirsch (6,254-5,968) (496-471)
  • John Richard (2,551-3,396) (173-300)
  • Woody Bliss (7,615-14,390) (637-380)
  • Neil Druks (4,015-3,822) (320-323)
  • Peter Nahabedian (14,579-6,033 (509-447)
  • Ed Meisner (4,962-6,413) (394-563)
  • Larry Shapiro (226-296) (10-28)
  • Paul Miller (1,242-1,114) (77-97)
  • Peter Chelico (62-121) (6-13)
  • Brian Strong (362-539) (32-49)
  • Paul Berger (15-17) (1-2)
  • Bill Preinitz (160-124) (12-11)
  • Bud Martin (115-116) (11-11)
  • Peter Shih (1,508-963) (136-63)
  • Bill Siegel (1,681-1,930) (137-158)
  • Herb Bloom (19-3) (2-2)
  • Gary Raschella (78-166) (4-22)
  • Harris Usdan (19-17) (1-1)
  • Peter Garcia (129-111) (12-11)
  • Jerry Cushman (9-12) (1-2)
  • Neil Horner (20-32) (2-7)
  • Peter Knight (15-19) (1-2)
  • Mark Valeski (18-30) (2-4)
  • Ed van Gelder (0-3) (0-1)
  • Steve Dolberg (3-26) (0-3)

 

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)

11/14/2017

Druks

8

Meisner

5

11/14/2017

Hirsch

8

Richard

0

11/14/2017

Hirsch

8

Nahabedian

0

11/14/2017

Nahabedian

14

Richard

4

11/14/2017

Hirsch

16

Druks

1

11/14/2017

Nahabedian

7

Meisner

5

11/14/2017

Richard

7

Meisner

6

11/14/2017

Hirsch

10

Nahabedian

5

11/14/2017

Nahabedian

10

Meisner

5

11/21/2017

Richard

9

Meisner

3

11/21/2017

Druks

9

Meisner

2

11/21/2017

Richard

10

Hirsch

0

11/21/2017

Nahabedian

8

Druks

0

11/21/2017

Nahabedian

8

Hirsch

0

11/21/2017

Druks

7

Hirsch

0

11/21/2017

Nahabedian

7

Richard

5

11/21/2017

Meisner

12

Hirsch

1

11/21/2017

Nahabedian

9

Meisner

4

11/21/2017

Druks

7

Richard

0

11/21/2017

Hirsch

7

Nahabedian

0

11/28/2017

Meisner

9

Bliss

0

11/28/2017

Bliss

16

Meisner

2

11/28/2017

Richard

8

Nahabedian

2

11/28/2017

Nahabedian

7

Meisner

2

11/28/2017

Richard

7

Bliss

3

11/28/2017

Nahabedian

7

Meisner

6

11/28/2017

Nahabedian

8

Bliss

0

11/28/2017

Nahabedian

10

Bliss

2

11/28/2017

Meisner

7

Richard

0

12/5/2017

Bliss

7

Meisner

4

12/5/2017

Bliss

8

Nahabedian

0

12/5/2017

Bliss

10

Meisner

4

12/5/2017

Nahabedian

8

Meisner

0

12/5/2017

Shapiro

7

Richard

1

12/5/2017

Bliss

7

Nahabedian

0

12/5/2017

Hirsch

7

Druks

6

12/5/2017

Richard

8

Bliss

2

12/5/2017

Shapiro

8

Meisner

3

12/5/2017

Hirsch

8

Nahabedian

0

12/5/2017

Richard

7

Druks

0

12/5/2017

Bliss

7

Shapiro

6

12/5/2017

Druks

16

Nahabedian

0

12/5/2017

Hirsch

7

Meisner

1

12/5/2017

Meisner

18

Shapiro

0

12/5/2017

Druks

9

Nahabedian

5

Dark green indicates a new ladder leader at the top.

Light green is successful defense of the top position.

Orange indicates matches played in a tournament.

Red indicates joining the 100 Point Club


Matches in Progress

05/30/2017 - Neil Druks 3 - Peter Chelico 0

09/26/2017 - Larry Hirsch 5 - Paul Miller 2

12/05/2017 - Woody Bliss  4 - Larry Hirsch 3