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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: 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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2017 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 2017, we had 10 active players who met 48 times, played 500 matches, and scored a record 14,410 points.

Our Ladder Champion for the 2017 is Woody Bliss.

Peter Nahabedian finished the year in second place on the ladder, John Richard finished third and Larry Hirsch finished fourth.

Our Winter Tournament Champion was Woody Bliss and our Summer Tournament Champion was Neil Druks.

The One Hundred Point Match Club now includes:

03/11/2014 - Paul Miller - 130

05/20/2014 - Larry Hirsch - 259

06/03/2014 - John Richard - 256

09/23/2014 - Paul Miller - 256

08/09/2016 - Peter Nahabedian - 256

08/09/2016 - Neil Druks - 129

09/27/2016 - Neil Druks - 129

07/19/2017 - Peter Nahabedian - 8,192

08/22/2017 - Larry Hirsch - 128

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We have 12 categories of statistical measurement for the year. Peter Nahabedian and Larry Hirsch scored in the top five in every one of the 12 categories.  They tied a record set by Neil Druks in 2015 by scoring in the top five in every category.

We look forward to a great 2018 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 – 2017 Results

Ladder Champion – Woody Bliss

Winter Tournament Champion - Woody Bliss

Summer Tournament Champion - Neil Druks

 


Ladder Champion

1 - Woody Bliss

2 - Peter Nahabedian

3 - John Richard

4 - Larry Hirsch

5 - Neil Druks

Successful Defenses of ToL

1/2 - Peter Nahabedian - 53

1/2 - Woody Bliss - 53

3 - Larry Hirsch - 39

4 - Ed Meisner - 18

5 - John Richard - 10

Times at Top of Ladder (ToL)

1 - Woody Bliss - 16

2 - Peter Nahabedian - 15

3 - Larry Hirsch - 10

4 - John Richard - 5

5/6 - Neil Druks - 3

5/6 - Larry Shapiro - 3 

Reign in Matches

1 - Woody Bliss - 139

2 - Larry Hirsch - 131

3 - Peter Nahabedian - 110

4 - Ed Meisner - 41

5 - John Richard - 31

Times Defending ToL

1 - Woody Bliss - 69

2 - Peter Nahabedian - 68

3 - Larry Hirsch - 49

4 - Ed Meisner - 28

5 - John Richard - 15

Reign in Days

1 - Woody Bliss - 122

2 - Larry Hirsch - 98

3 - Peter Nahabedian - 43

4 - Ed Meisner - 35

5 - Paul Miller - 28

2017 Matches and Game Points

Matches Played

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 214

2 - Woody Bliss - 169

3 - Ed Meisner - 163

4 - Larry Hirsch - 128

5 - Neil Druks - 121

 

Match Win Percent

1 - Larry Hirsch - 63.3%

2 - Peter Nahabedian - 59.8%

3 - Woody Bliss - 58.0%

4 - Neil Druks - 53.7

5 - Paul Miller - 40.7%

 

Matches Won

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 128

2 - Woody Bliss - 98

3 - Larry Hirsch - 81

4 - Neil Druks - 65

5 - Ed Meisner - 58

Game Points

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 9,666

2 - Woody Bliss - 1,048

3 - Larry Hirsch - 990

4 - Neil Druks - 720

5 - John Richard - 626

 

Average Match Points

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 45.2

2 - Larry Hirsch - 7.7

3 - Woody Bliss - 6.2

4 - Neil Druks - 6.0

5 - Larry Shapiro - 5.8

Game Points Win Percent

1 - Peter Nahabedian - 89.1%

2 - Larry Hirsch - 56.9%

3 - Neil Druks - 52.4%

4 - Ed Meisner - 46.8%

5 - John Richard - 43.88%

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

2017                             48                         10                            500                14,410

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)

Peter Nahabedian - 8,192 (07/19/2017)

Larry Hirsch - 128 (08/22/2017)

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Westport/Weston Y’s Men Backgammon Club Ladder

As of May 22, 2018

  • Woody Bliss (8,176-14,955) (680-418)
  • Ed Meisner (5,390-7,025) (427-613)
  • Larry Hirsch (6,764-6,296) (539-497)
  • Peter Nahabedian (15,368-6,685) (568-491)
  • Larry Shapiro (376-509) (20-49)
  • John Richard (2,847-3,807) (193-336)
  • Neil Druks (4,119-3,931) (329-334)
  • Brian Strong (459-599) (43-53)
  • Paul Miller (1,252-1,117) (78-97)
  • Peter Chelico (62-121) (6-13)
  • 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)

5/1/2018

Richard

11

Bliss

1

5/1/2018

Meisner

8

Richard

2

5/1/2018

Nahabedian

9

Bliss

4

5/1/2018

Nahabedian

9

Meisner

0

5/1/2018

Nahabedian

64

Meisner

0

5/1/2018

Meisner

8

Nahabedian

0

5/1/2018

Nahabedian

36

Meisner

0

5/1/2018

Richard

9

Bliss

5

5/8/2018

Meisner

8

Nahabedian

2

5/8/2018

Meisner

8

Bliss

6

5/8/2018

Druks

7

Richard

1

5/8/2018

Richard

16

Meisner

2

5/8/2018

Nahabedian

7

Druks

5

5/8/2018

Bliss

10

Richard

1

5/8/2018

Meisner

8

Druks

3

5/8/2018

Nahabedian

8

Bliss

6

5/15/2018

Hirsch

8

Nahabedian

4

5/15/2018

Hirsch

10

Nahabedian

0

5/15/2018

Hirsch

8

Nahabedian

0

5/15/2018

Bliss

8

Meisner

4

5/15/2018

Shapiro

8

Richard

4

5/15/2018

Nahabedian

10

Shapiro

0

5/15/2018

Bliss

13

Hirsch

3

5/15/2018

Meisner

7

Richard

6

5/15/2018

Bliss

16

Nahabedian

2

5/15/2018

Nahabedian

18

Bliss

6

5/15/2018

Richard

8

Meisner

1

5/15/2018

Bliss

8

Nahabedian

1

5/15/2018

Shapiro

10

Hirsch

2

5/22/2018

Bliss

20

Hirsch

2

5/22/2018

Richard

19

Meisner

5

5/22/2018

Bliss

10

Nahabedian

6

5/22/2018

Hirsch

7

Richard

4

5/22/2018

Meisner

16

Nahabedian

0

5/22/2018

Meisner

7

Nahabedian

6

5/22/2018

Bliss

8

Meisner

0

5/22/2018

Hirsch

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 a tournament.

Red indicates the 100 Point Club.


Matches in Progress

04/24/2018 – Woody Bliss 1 – Neil Druks 0