Colorado Backgammon League – Denver

CONGRATULATIONS – MARC EMRICH
2023 COLORADO BACKGAMMON – DENVER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

The Denver Backgammon League is intended to add an additional incentive to regular weekly, monthly and invitational tournament play. This league is entirely volunteer with personal commitments to making this a fantastic experience, while working towards growing the backgammon community. League tournaments are played both at live venues and online. Online tournaments are played on Backgammon Studio Heroes Server 3 (temporarily suspended). All Tournament play requires USBGF membership. Tournament rules governing play are posted on the USBGF website. The league director reserves the right to modify league rules, team representation and player of the year nominations.

Denver League Rules: You must be a Colorado resident to participate in Denver league scoring. League play occurs LIVE once a week and occasionally monthly. The format is progressive consolation or modified double elimination, with 7-9 point matches for the main and 5 point matches for the consolation or fighters bracket. League play, including alternate tournaments and scoring, may be modified at the discretion of the director.

Check out Meetup for dates, times and locations of all league events.

Winner Determination: The Colorado Backgammon Denver League Champion will be based on the Denver Player that has earned the most Points as of December 31, 2024, as determined by the Colorado Backgammon Denver League Scoring, beginning January 3, 2024 and continuing throughout the year.  Point totals will reset each year on January 1.

Accolades: 2024 Colorado Denver League Champion will receive a custom Doubling Cube, free entry into the 2025 Wild West Shootout (side pool and reg. fee not included) and nominated as Colorado Player of the Year (and included in PrimeTime Backgammon in the Winter 2025 issue).

League Scoring:
1st = Number of Players / 2
2nd = 1st Pts / 2
1st Consolation = 1st Pts / 2
2nd Consolation (or 3rd) = 1st Pts / 4
3rd/4th (or 4th) = 1st Pts / 8
Played = 1st Pts / 24

2024 DENVER BACKGAMMON
LEAGUE PLAY

Check Meetup for Location and Times for Weekly and Monthly Tournaments

2024 LEADER BOARD

# / PLAYER / POINTS (EVENTS) AVERAGE
1 – Charles Raichle – 57.96 (16) 3.62
2 – Marc Emrich – 41.84 (19) 2.2
3 – Lynda Clay – 34.9 (11) 3.17
4 – Ami Benari – 34.51 (21) 1.64
5 – Ray Gronek – 28.49 (11) 2.59
6 – Ed Gazvoda – 25.4 (19) 1.33
7 – Nick Knebel – 23.35 (13) 1.79
8 – Lynn Lusk – 21.61 (18) 1.2
9 – Matt Patterson – 21.59 (18) 1.19
10 – Lawrence Wilson – 19.09 (17) 1.12
11 – Dan Minardi – 18.12 (19) 0.95
12 – Adrian Chavez – 17.95 (17) 1.05
13 – Dan Eisenhauer – 17.13 (15) 1.14
14 – James Hoppenworth – 16.31 (7) 2.33
15 – Myra Gazvoda – 16.06 (13) 1.23
16 – Mark Manning – 12.77 (19) 0.67
17 – David Klausa – 7.5 (1) 7.5
18 – LeAnn Roberts – 7.16 (19) 0.37
19 – Marjie Harbrecht – 6 (6) 1
20 – Michael Ginat – 4.51 (4) 1.12
21 – Thomas Christner – 4.07 (6) 0.67
22 – Fort Felker – 1.88 (1) 1.88
23 – David Owens – 1.79 (4) 0.44
24 – Mehrgan Mostowfi – 1.33 (4) 0.33
25 – Mary Wilson – 1.17 (4) 0.29
26 – Justin Griffin – 1.13 (3) 0.37
27 – Elizabeth Eichman – 0.88 (1) 0.88
28 – Jennifer Owens – 0.75 (2) 0.37
29 – Hugo Olivera – 0.38 (1) 0.38
30 – Nick Noonan – 0.38 (2) 0.19
31 – Devin Brady – 0.38 (1) 0.38
32 – Scott Miller – 0.33 (1) 0.33
33 – Richard Siebold – 0.31 (1) 0.31
34 – Juan Raffo – 0.29 (1) 0.29
35 – Victor Loiacono – 0.25 (1) 0.25

Last Updated: 5/23/24

 

PAST COLORADO BACKGAMMON
PLAYER’S OF THE YEAR – DENVER

2023 – Marc Emrich
2022 – Dan Minardi
2021 – Charlie Raichle
2020 – Charlie Raichle
2019 – Tom Christner
2018 – Dan Minardi
2017 – Lynda Clay

2023 LEAGUE RESULTS – TOP 20

# / PLAYER / POINTS (EVENTS) AVERAGE
1 – Marc Emrich – 79.23 (50) 1.58
2 – Ami Benari – 73.45 (43) 1.7
3 – Dan Minardi – 71.15 (48) 1.48
4 – Charlie Raichle – 64.73 (32) 2.02
5 – Ed Gazvoda – 63.32 (44) 1.43
6 – Myra Gazvoda – 59.48 (43) 1.38
7 – Nick Knebel – 57.12 (37) 1.54
8 – Lynn Lusk – 48.72 (34) 1.43
9 – Forrest Hobbs – 44.85 (25) 1.79
10 – Lynda Clay – 43.1 (23) 1.87
11 – Ray Gronek – 41.66 (30) 1.38
12 – Mark Manning – 41.07 (50) 0.82
13 – Marjie Harbrecht – 29.57 (22) 1.34
14 – Dave Owens – 25.58 (26) 0.98
15 – Jim Hoppenworth – 25.02 (14) 1.78
16 – Tom Christner – 18.38 (17) 1.08
17 – Dan Eisenhauer – 15.79 (12) 1.31
18 – Michael Ginat – 15.12 (11) 1.37
19 – Victor Loiacono – 13.71 (9) 1.52
20 – Matt Patterson – 12.7 (10) 1.27

2022 LEAGUE RESULTS – TOP 10

# / PLAYER / POINTS (EVENTS) AVERAGE
1 – Dan Minardi – 78.62 (50) 1.57
2 – Ed Gazvoda – 70.3 (40) 1.75
3 – Marc Emrich – 65.3 (45) 1.45
4 – Charlie Raichle – 65.2 (31) 2.1
5 – Ray Gronek – 58.33 (34) 1.71
6 – Tom Christner – 55.65 (36) 1.54
7 – Forrest Hobbs – 43.98 (41) 1.07
8 – Mark Manning – 43.09 (45) 0.95
9 – Ami Benari – 42.24 (43) 0.98
10 – Myra Gazvoda – 32.37 (33) 0.98

2021 LEAGUE RESULTS – TOP 5

# / PLAYER / POINTS (EVENTS)
1 – Charlie Raichle – 83.2 (29)
2 – Marc Emrich – 58.95 (29)
3 – Tom Christner – 55.9 (28)
4 – Dan Minardi – 49.03 (28)
5 – Ed Gazvoda – 40.99 (27)