It has been announced this morning by the Backgammon Masters Awarding Body (BMAB) that Julian Fetterlein and Gaz Owen have both been awarded Grandmaster titles by virtue of their excellent performances in BMAB (UK) tournaments over the last 12 months. They are the first British players to receive this award.
At the most recent BMAB ranking tournament at Castle Donington, near Nottingham, over the weekend of 27-28 February 2016, Gaz won the PR Prize with an astonishing performance of 3.14 averaged over six 11 point matches, which emulated Julian’s similarly astonishing performance a few months ago. This time Julian was the PR runner-up with a tournament average of 3.74. They can be seen in the photo below playing each other at this tournament.