Last weekend a battalion of 14 backgammon players from Paris ‘invaded’ West London to challenge the same number of London players in the second London-Paris team event: a bit like 1066, but with backgammon boards instead of spears, battle-axes and bows and arrows.
We are extremely pleased and excited to report that Akiko Yazawa, the 2014 World Champion from Japan, will be attending the 2018 UK Open!
As a very special additional part of the event therefore, on the evening of Friday 31st August, Akiko will be the guest of honour at a three course meal for twelve UKBGF members.
Our second Charity Challenge has finally reached its end and we’re delighted to announce that Simon Morecroft is this year’s champion. The trophies are wrapped up in bubblewrap ready to go to the London Open in a couple of weeks to be presented -somewhat unusual for a TD to start off being on the receiving end…
We are delighted to announce our first major sponsor for the inaugural TWI Tournament. Geoffrey Parker Games, long standing supporters of UKBGF, have generously contributed a Backgammon voucher for £2000 towards a luxury Parker Backgammon Board for the winner of the Masters Division, and also a Professional Roll Up Backgammon Board for the Intermediate winner.