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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!

2013-2014 Tournament Schedule

Saturday, Sep   7th   12:00
Saturday, Oct   12th   12:00
Saturday, Nov   9th   12:00   (Bonus points! Longer matches!)
Saturday, Dec   7th   12:00
Saturday, Jan   11th   12:00
Saturday, Feb   8th   12:00
Saturday, Mar   8th   12:00
Saturday, Apr   12th   12:00
Saturday, May   10th   12:00   (Bonus points! Longer matches!)
Saturday, Jun   7th 12:00

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* About The Club
* Results for 2012-2013 Season
* Results for 2011-2012 Season
* Results for 2010-2011 Season
* Results for 2009-2010 Season
* Rules Of The Game
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Club Championship Playoffs

1st Round
Semi-Finals
Finals
Champion



1 Herb Gurland
5Steve Cummings

Tony Wuersch

Tony Wuersch

4Tony Wuersch








Howard Rosenthal
3Eric Wicklund




Howard Rosenthal

6Howard Rosenthal





Howard Rosenthal
7Roger Rondeau


Roger Rondeau
2Alex Zamanian

2013-2014 Points Race

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PlayerTotal

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1GurlandHerb427

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2ZamanianAlex387

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3WicklundEric363

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4WuerschTony291

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5CummingsSteve242

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6RosenthalHoward233

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7RondeauRoger200

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O'RiordanTom194

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FriedmanYan191

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KunyszTom166

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SulkalaEric149

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StroeDan141

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StorerMarty136

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HermansenMarcus124

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StegAlbert113

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CoxDavid98

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JukinsGreg92

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BidnerAnne81

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SeidelPhyllis76

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SmidtJohn72

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BoggessSteve49

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McKennaJim44

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SchaletRandi38

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ReklaitisMatt35

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ChicoineDan33

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MarinovChris33

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GillRich31

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HinrichsBrad23

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RighterNora Luna20

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RochaStan18

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NoyesDuncan18

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BerkowitzJesse16

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SadeghzadehShahin15

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AholaEd11

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Rosen Adam9

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FoleyConal9

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DiMaggioFrank9

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RobertiePatrice7

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McQuaidPaul7

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CefaloNoah7

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HartwellLeslie4

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FerrantelliBrent2

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KupermanArkady2

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RobertieBill2

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ShattuckTed2

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ColemanMike2

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HuotDave2

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BradywoodMatt2

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BarrowsBill2

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SalatinoNick2

June Tournament

We had 18 players for our season ending event- 16 for the tournament and 2 for the playoff finals.

Dan Chicoine defeated Alex Zamanian to win the Main; semifinalists were Albert Steg and John Clayton. John is one of two new players at the Club- the other is Richard Sheback. Herb Gurland won the Consolation over Tom O'Riordan.

In the playoffs Howard Rosenthal defeated Tony Wuersch to become the new Club champion. Congratulations to Howard!

The Club is on summer break until the new season starts in early September.

May Tournament

An enthusiastic crowd of 22 players gathered for the Club's Bonus Event, with 3 new combatants- Frank DiMaggio, Duncan Noyes and Nick Salatino. Herb Gurland defeated Tony Wuersch to win the Main, thereby finishing first in the Points Race. The semifinalists were Steve Cummings and Albert Steg. The finals of the Consolation featured the premium matchup of Alex Zamanian vs. Marty Storer, with Marty prevailing.

The playoffs are set with these 7 players qualifying: Herb, Alex, Eric Wicklund, Tony, Steve, Howard Rosenthal and Roger Rondeau. Early rounds will be played over the next few weeks and the finals will likely take place at the June tournament. Let the games begin!

April Tournament

The Club had 16 entrants. Roger Rondeau defeated Eric Sulkala in the finals of the Main; semifinalists were Tom O'Riordan and Steve Cummings. Eric Wicklund beat Herb Gurland to win the Consolation.

Eric Wicklund moved into 1st place in the points race. A few notches down only 6 points separate the players from 5th to 8th place, with only the big May tourney left before the 7 playoff spots are determined.

March Tournament

We had a strong showing of 21 players. Herb Gurland defeated Eric Wicklund in the finals of the Main; semifinalists were Tom Kunysz and Tony Wuersch. Albert Steg beat Alex Zamanian to take the Consolation.

The Club welcomed one new player, Matt Bradywood, and welcomed back Bill Barrows who returned after a long absence.

Alex retained a slim lead over Eric in the points race.

February Tournament

We had a good crowd of 20 players. Greg Jukins made the trip from Maine and was rewarded with a first place finish in the Main. Tom Kunysz took second place, and Alex Zamanian and Herb Gurland were the semifinalists. Eric Wicklund defeated Howard Rosenthal to win the Consolation.

The Club welcomed 3 new players- Noah Cefalo, Rich Gill and Jesse Berkowitz. And we welcomed back long lost returnee Adam Rosen.

Alex retained his lead in the points race over Eric and Howard.

January Tournament

We had 16 players to start 2014. Alex Zamanian defeated John Smidt in the finals of the Main; semifinalists were Marty Storer and Yan Friedman. Steve Cummings beat Herb Gurland to take the Consolation.

December Tournament

A small but enthusiastic group of 14 players showed up to compete in the December tournament. Welcome to new member Dave Huot. And welcome back Nora Luna Righter, nice to see you again! Former Club Champion Eric Wicklund emerged victorious in the finals against Steve Cummings. Roger Rondeau took the Consolation over Howard Rosenthal.

November Tournament

We had 20 participants for our Bonus event, featuring double points for players reaching the semifinals of the Main or finals of the Consolation. The Club welcomed new player Mike Coleman and welcomed back long lost returnee Nora Luna Righter. When the smoke cleared Tony Wuersch emerged as the winner over Howard Rosenthal, with Anne Bidner and Steve Cummings in the semis. The Consolation victor was Yan Friedman, with Daniel Stroe in second.

Tony's big win propelled him into first place in the standings at the one third mark of the season.

October Tournament

We had 19 contestants for our second tournament of the season, with Tom O'Riordan prevailing over Daniel Stroe in the finals of the Main. The semi-finalists were Tom Kunysz and Eric Wicklund. Alex Zamanian defeated Herb Gurland in the Consolation finals. Alex took over the points lead by winning his second straight Consolation title.

September Tournament

A good mix of 22 new and familar faces competed in the first tournament of the 2013-2014 NEBC Season. Welcome to all the new players and the old.

And congrats to Marcus Hermansen who defeated Eric Sulkala in the finals of the main round. Semi finalists were Dave Cox and Yan Friedman. In the finals of the consolation round, it was Alex Zamanian over Howard Rosenthal.