Who were the world’s Backgammon Giants in 2015?
Back in August we appealed for club and tournament organisers to get involved with feeding results into the UKBGF Rankings. The database underlying the system had already got 17,000 match results in it and we were ready for more! One month after the site went live, we have thirty-two organisations represented, including the 2015 UK Open, and we’ve grown to over 20,000 results, and it is a good time to take a closer look.
We are delighted to be able to announce that we are about to launch the official UKBGF Backgammon Rankings. Our aim is that every backgammon match played in the UK at a club night or in a competition will be recorded in the system and will contribute to a player’s rating, and that this information will be available online. We already have over 17,000 matches in the system – the most comprehensive set of results ever put together.
As work continues with the initial setting up of the UKBGF, one of the major considerations is to build a credible ranking system. I have taken on responsibility for this task, and it’s certainly something for me to get my teeth into.
Setting this up physically on the website is a little too technical for me, but luckily we have the necessary expertise on hand to achieve this.