While it’s true to say that backgammon leagues are not everybody’s cup of tea, the rise and rise in popularity of these competitions in the UK is surely justification in itself that leagues play their role – and a major one at that – in involving more and more players in competitive backgammon. And as the primary motivation for the UKBGF is to do just that, the existence of leagues undeniably dovetails nicely with the achievement of that objective.
Archives for July 2016
One of the early initiatives by the UKBGF board was to start awarding grants to new clubs that had taken their first steps, in order to help them get established. There were no specific pre-conditions on how to spend the £100, so each club could decide what they needed most and simply get on with it! A follow-up £50 is due after a year if the club is still going – and the first of these are now on the way out. So, we thought we’d catch up with one of our most successful recipients, over in Worcester…
After a brief break, we’re back with another visit to St Albans. Andrew Fotiadis is our Blue, trailing 1-2 in a 5 point match on the clock, and Black has started off with a bit of a blitz…
In real life our unnamed Black pushed the cube across. I know what I’d have done without resorting to a bot, but that’s because I’m a bit of a wuss – at least that’s what XG repeatedly tells me. To give you more to ponder over, I’ll expand it into a three part question again: what’s the correct cube action with Black on roll:
- Black leads 2-1, 5 point match?
- Tied 1-1, 5 point match?
- Black trails 0-1, 5 point match?