Mike Snowdon writes:
Time for the High Rollers in London to stand up and be counted!
Backgammon London are delighted to confirm the inaugural London High Roller, to be held at the Britannia Hampstead Hotel, Primrose Hill Road, London, NW3 on Sunday, June 17th at 11am.
Offering the first of what is hoped to become a regular “players” event, with further months booked in July, September and October, this is the first 11-point High Roller, (UKBGF rated), to re-appear in London since the heady days of the 70’s. Who can forget those silk shirts, flared trousers and hair lengths long since forgotten, oh and the pre-XG form of the game…. all now a long distant memory!
This will be a true examination of all aspects of match play backgammon, and should be of real value to all who participate in honing their games for future tournament play. Restricted to 32 players, and already 50% pre-reserved, please feel free to visit the web-site at www.backgammonlondon.co.uk, or email Andrew Selby at email@example.com for further information.
The second West Yorkshire Open was played at Clayton, Bradford over the weekend 23rd to 25th March 2018 under the directorship of Steve Lee assisted by Steve Bibby, myself and a great team of helpers Jackie, Jenny and Deana. This year it was bigger and better with over 120 players including the World numbers one and two, Giants Mochy and Michy from Japan.
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!