Phil Tutchings writes:
I have recently launched a small venture in Coventry mostly geared around local history – I shall be offering guided tours, talks, publications, research etc. As part of this enterprise I have decided to offer some one day backgammon tournaments which will be complemented by short walking tours and historical talks. They will be held in the historic setting of Coventry Priory Visitors Centre – site of English parliaments, Viking invaders, many royal visits and Coventry’s first cathedral – destroyed under Henry VIII.
The tournaments will initially be limited to 16 players with a total cost of £50 per person (£30 entry returned as prizes, £20 registration including room hire, – I’m keen to help the site remain open! – , historical tour and talk, a cold buffet, winners trophy and a contribution towards my own modest income). If successful I’ll make these a monthly event, with a different tour and theme in 2019.
The first tournament will be held on Saturday 20th October 2018 with an 11am start. Details are at: https://www.godivasfootsteps.com/events
The tour and talk will revolve around the subject of the history of the venue – it is teeming with history and was featured on Channel 4’s Time Team. The theme for the second tournament on November 17th 2018 will be the Coventry Blitz.
Many of you who came to the UK Open will recall Phil’s seminar about the fascinating history of Coombe Abbey – we’re delighted to pass on news of these unique events, please do support them and we look forward to seeing more next year.
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