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.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure a place in the draw. Also, bring your own board. But if you don't have one, no problem, we'll have extras.
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 Albert Steg, the 2014-2015 NEBC Champion!
21 players ignored the bad weather report and showed up in January ready to roll. Jeremy Kornwitz entered for the first time this season, but apparently wasn't rusty at all because he took 1st place. Marty Storer took 2nd in his first cash of the year. Semi-finalists were Phyllis Seidel and Daniel Bluestone. Meanwhile, the consolation finals featured Eric Wicklund beating Steve Cummings.
A new tournament and a new winner, just the way we like it! The 21 player December tournament was won by Daniel Bluestone, his first ever NEBC gold medal. 2nd place went to David Kornwitz and the semi-finalists were Tony "Backgammon" Wuersch and Eric Wicklund. Consolation finals was won by lasts month's Main tournament winner, Alex Zamanian and second place in the Consolation went to veteran player John Smidt.
26 players showed up ready to roll in the NEBC Big Bonus Points Tournament with longer matches and higher entry fees and prize money (and lobster rolls!). Tom O'Riordan made it to the finals for the second month in a row, but he was vanquished by Alex Zamanian in the 15 point final match. Semi-finalists were Steve Cummings and David Bowen.
The consolation finals, played late in the evening, featured Ahmet Bolat, a new player this year (but no stranger to kicking butt), beating Tony Wuersch.
Another large crowd competed in the October tournament. When the 26 players were whittled down to two, it was the classic battle of the Toms -- O'Riordan vs. Kunysz. The luck (or is it skill?) of the Irish prevailed when Tom O'Riordan brought home the gold. Semi-finalists were Daniel Bluestone and Howard Rosenthal.
David Bowen, after losing his first match in the main, went on to win 5 straight in the consolation round to take first place. His final victim was Albert Steg.
A big crowd of 30 players showed up to compete in the inaugural tournament of the 2015-2016 season. Club Champion Albert Steg prevailed in the main round by defeating Sid Bourne in the 13-point finals. Semi-finalists were Dan Chicoine and Greg Jukins. Down in the finals of the consolation round, it was Eric Wicklund over Tom O'Riordan.