Mike Snowdon writes:
Archives for April 2018
Time for the High Rollers in London to stand up and be counted!
Backgammon London are delighted to confirm the inaugural London High Roller, to be held at the Britannia Hampstead Hotel, Primrose Hill Road, London, NW3 on Sunday, June 17th at 11am.
Offering the first of what is hoped to become a regular “players” event, with further months booked in July, September and October, this is the first 11-point High Roller, (UKBGF rated), to re-appear in London since the heady days of the 70’s. Who can forget those silk shirts, flared trousers and hair lengths long since forgotten, oh and the pre-XG form of the game…. all now a long distant memory!
This will be a true examination of all aspects of match play backgammon, and should be of real value to all who participate in honing their games for future tournament play. Restricted to 32 players, and already 50% pre-reserved, please feel free to visit the web-site at www.backgammonlondon.co.uk, or email Andrew Selby at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Eric McAlpine
- Gaz Owen
- Lawrence Powell
- Peter Bennet
- Raj Jansari
- Sebastian Wilkinson
- Steve Bibby
- Tim Cross (Captain)
The second West Yorkshire Open was played at Clayton, Bradford over the weekend 23rd to 25th March 2018 under the directorship of Steve Lee assisted by Steve Bibby, myself and a great team of helpers Jackie, Jenny and Deana. This year it was bigger and better with over 120 players including the World numbers one and two, Giants Mochy and Michy from Japan.
Nearly three years ago, on 29th April 2015, all UK backgammon players were invited to become members of the UKBGF and since then 470 players (including a good few from overseas!) have done so. During recent months, with this third anniversary approaching, the UKBGF Board decided that now would be a good time to review both the membership structure and membership fees. Changes are currently being implemented but for most of our existing members no action will be required until their next renewal date.