Full Name: Raymond Lass
Date of birth: March 26, 1981
Current City of Residence: Aurora, IL
Marital Status: Got a great girlfriend
Occupation: Commercial Construction Management
How I Started in Backgammon: Taught myself the game in my early 20’s
Backgammon Nickname: hwksfn- I’m a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan!
Current Skill level: Intermediate, working towards Advanced
Playing Backgammon live since: March 2008
Other important finishes:
– 2008 Midwest Backgammon Champs Quarterfinalist- Advanced Division
Favorite Backgammon book(s): Right now I’m reading Backgammon Praxis-The Matches of Malcolm Davis, vol. 1 & 2 by Marty Storer
Favorite Food: Pizza…anytime, anywhere, and with anything on it.
Other Interests & Hobbies: I play guitar, and some keyboard.
Additional comments: I’m a newbie to tournament backgammon, though not to the game. I love the tournament atmosphere and all the new friends I’ve made! My main goal is to continue to improve my game and get better each match I play.