In late 1985, my first week in Cambridge, I played my first game of backgammon over a physical board, and started spending evenings playing long sessions fuelled by Southern Comfort and lemonade. Even though I ended up organising the university club and running termly tournaments – and eventually winning the Michaelmas Tankard – I never imagined that many years later, I’d be inviting the UK’s top players back to where it all began for me. This weekend, 62 players descended on the University Centre to fight it out for the first Cambridge Open title.
The Intermediate section of the tour finally got off to a bang with the London Open and we have our first TWI Intermediate qualifier.
Congratulations to Richard Halvorsen – London Open 2018 Intermediate Champion.
On a scorching hot weekend, 120 players ranging from the UK’s #1 to complete beginners made the trek back to Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead for another successful long weekend of backgammon.
In less than a week many of you will be taking the annual trip to Blackpool to battle it out for the Imperial Cup.
Those of you who have entered should have,in the past couple of days, received an email with lots of important information to digest, please take a few minutes out to read it as there are some important changes this year.