Team UK – for this event, Lawrence Powell, Tim Cross, Raj Jansari, Sebastian Wilkinson and Eric McAlpine – continued its drive towards domination of the international backgammon scene with another superb performance at the Nordic Open team event, winning the double-elimination tournament outright and undefeated!
Andrew Selby writes:
It is now official that Monday March 12th was the final Backgammon evening at the shortly-to-be-refurbished Hippodrome Casino.
From the 30th April, and every last Monday in the month, the UKBGF are delighted to support Backgammon London, set up by Andrew Selby, and aided by some of our own, in moving to The Princess of Wales Pub, in Chalcott Road, Primrose Hill, within the heart of Camden.
Chris Bray writes:
Very sadly, Paul Magriel passed away yesterday afternoon. (5th March).
Paul was one of the founding fathers of modern backgammon. His definitive work, “Backgammon” published in 1976, is still considered to be the bible of the game. He was World Champion in 1978.
The first games recorded in the UKBGF ratings were a little over four years ago. A significant milestone has been reached recently – as Tariq Siddiqi becomes the first person to amass 10,000 experience points. A glance at the table below shows he’s the UKBGF’s most prolific player by some considerable margin…
Once again, it’s time for clubs around the country to start assembling your squads for the 2018 UK Clubs Championship! This unique one-day event pits teams of five players against each other in groups, similar to the World Cup, with the top teams in each group qualifying for the main knockout phase, and all other teams in a consolation knockout – guaranteeing at least five games for everyone. There are cash prizes for the winners and runners-up in both flights plus the Tutchings Trophy – named after Phil Tutchings, who was instrumental in creating and running the event in its early years.