The final set of scores have been entered from the Worcester Christmas Turkey tournament, and while the result may not be a surprise, we can announce that Steve Bibby is officially Tour Champion 2017.
Archives for December 2017
Darren Woodcock writes:
Backgammon in Ealing have been working hard in their local community to promote the game we all love and have recently teamed up with Harris + Hoole coffee shops.
Rick Janowski writes:
I have the greatest pleasure in announcing that Sebastian Wilkinson, of the UK, has been awarded the prestigious title of Grandmaster (Class 3), following his devastatingly brilliant performance at the recent BMAB Ranking Tournament at Long-Eaton, UK. He aggregated an astonishing PR score of 2.72 in the two-day event comprising six 11-point matches. This score is the greatest achieved over a 2-day event by a clear margin.
We’re delighted to announce the schedule for the UKBGF Tour for the coming year. eleven of your favourite events return and are joined by another new one!
You can find the full list of events here – as you’ll see, we pay our first visit to the historic university city of Cambridge where we have a wonderful riverside venue for the weekend. Do sign up early, as many of the tournaments are likely to be fully subscribed – indeed Blackpool already has a small waiting list and you will have to hope for a drop-out to get a place; Liverpool and West Yorkshire are also filling up fast.
Charity trustee and backgammon player Sidi Shatku welcomed forty-eight people, including thirty backgammon players, some non-playing guests and one TD, to the Mountbatten Room at the RAC in Pall Mall, London, last Sunday (26th November). They had all gathered for a fun day of backgammon, brunch and fundraising for ‘The Squad‘ – a small charity helping people with learning disabilities. Organised by Sidi at very short notice, this event was similar to the much larger ‘Scope’ annual Backgammon and Bridge tournament, the 19th edition of which will also be hosted by the RAC next March. In fact the Squad tournament was dubbed “Scope-lite.” 😊 [Read more…]