The NEBC is a club for playing backgammon, and encourages players of all abilities to come and check us out. Newcomers to backgammon and tournament play are especially welcome, and are always given a cornucopia of help when playing at the club.
We meet at the Dockside Restaurant in Malden, MA
located at 229 Centre Street (Route 60).
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure a place in the draw.
Please liberally order food and drink, so that we remain valued patrons of the Dockside. Your entry fee includes a free menu item (up to $5), or a $5 discount off of your total food and drink bill. Please tell the server you are with the club (we run one tab), and settle up with the tournament director before leaving.
Congratulations to Howard Rosenthal, the 2013-2014 NEBC Champion!
With his win Alex moved into a small lead over Herb in the Club's point race, with just one event left to determine the playoff qualifiers- the May Bonus, with extra points at stake.
Albert is a long time player who has at times been away from the game and who last won an NEBC tournament 20 years ago, in 1995. In the past few years he has become active again and has recently greatly improved into a very stong player. We won't have to wait until 2035 for his next tournament win!
In the NEBC points race Herb maintained the lead, while Alex's win left him tied with Eric for second place.
Eric Wicklund defeated Jeremy in the finals of the Main; semifinalists were Marty and Howard Rosenthal. Herb Gurland won the Consolation over Tom Kunysz. Eric's victory moved him into second place in the points race behind Herb.
By virtue of their strong showings in this tournament, which awarded double points to winners, Herb moved into first place in the points race, with Steve second and Alex a very close third.
Ed Ahola defeated Herb Gurland to win the finals of the Main; semifinalists were Alex Zamanian and Dave Cox. Daniel Bluestone won the Consolation over Tony Wuersch.
The finals of the Main featured a duel between the Club's last 2 champions, Marty Storer and Howard Rosenthal, who holds the current title. Marty prevailed, and probably wouldn't mind replicating his amazing feat of 2 years ago when he entered 3 NEBC tournaments and won them all! The semifinalists were Steve Cummings and Daniel Stroe. Eric Wicklund defeated Anne Bidner to win the Consolation.