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.
- Eric McAlpine
- Gaz Owen
- Lawrence Powell
- Peter Bennet
- Raj Jansari
- Sebastian Wilkinson
- Steve Bibby
- Tim Cross (Captain)
How backgammon can change the world and even bring peace – starting in Jerusalem. This talk was originally given at TEDx White City. We’re also grateful to Mochy for bringing it to our attention.
Zaki Djemal is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of fresh.fund, the first student-run venture capital fund in Israel. He is also Co-Founder of דאבל ירושלמי | دابل مقدسي | Jerusalem Double, Jerusalem’s first backgammon league and championship for Jews and Arabs.
A fantastic year for backgammon continued as Raj Jansari, Seb Wilkinson, Lawrence Powell, Chris Rogers and Leo Waters overcame the best in the world in Tblisi to bring home the Worldwide Team Trophy – even after captain Tim and Mark Calderbank’s efforts to get to Georgia in the first place were wrecked by lightning and striking Europeans…