Welcome to the 2016 Florida Backgammon Championship Tournament, September 30 – October 2, 2016.

We will be at the Marriott North again this year, for a lower rate of $99.  This rate is good until September 8th, and is extendable slightly on either side of the Tournament.  Click the link in the menu at the top of the page for registration.

We have a lot of news this year.  First, we will be participating in the USBGF Prime tournament program, which will provide us with extra prize money to award, and an extra event for you to play!  Anyone can play in these Events, but you need to be a member of the USBGF to collect the additional prize money.  If you want to join up before the tourney, click HERE.

In addition, thanks to the efforts of Karen Davis and many others, we will be offering a special Masters Event in cooperation with the Backgammon Masters Awarding Body (BMAB).  It will take place on Thursday, September 29th at 11am, and Directed by Jeb Horton.  Participation is limited, so let us know ASAP if you wish to play.

As many of you know, my husband Neal Weiner passed away March 31 of this year.  If you knew Neal, you KNOW he would not want to dampen the mood in any way.  He had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved to laugh.  Rick and I have decided to replace our Senior Tournament with a new Event in his honor.  Neal’s philosophy was “Do the Right Thing”, so having fun, sharing laughs is the RIGHT way to carry on his spirit.  We’re starting the celebration by calling it “Neal’s Fuhgeddaboudit DMP Tournament”, which will also be our charity fund-raiser, on-going through the weekend.  A little Brooklynese sets the right tone as we remember his laughter and magnetism.

Speaking of charity, between your contributions and our matching funds, last year we sent $1,000 to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University.  Thanks for your generosity!  This year we have chosen one of the top military organizations, who returns a high percentage of donations directly to the veterans who need it .. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Please take a minute to let us know if we’ll be seeing you there!