Clearly the lure of re-living “the good old days” – or was it Backgammonlondon’s policy of free registration? – was sufficient to attract 48 of London’s finest assortment of old and new players to The Princess of Wales Pub in Primrose Hill.
Hosted by Andrew Selby, with the support of the UKBGF, a seamless transition from the Hippodrome was effected, and a new venue appears cemented in the calendar.
“I am both humbled and grateful to the wonderful support and turn-out, and this only underpins the value of the huge investment of the UKBGF, and other Tournament Directors, in the ever-growing popularity of Backgammon.”
With six tournaments running concurrently, some of the UK’s finest players were in attendance. It was appropriate that the return to North West London should provide us with a “Camden Auction” – a fitting tribute to the pioneering Tournament Director, Mike Main.
Jon Barnes emerged victorious from the “High Roller”, after a heavyweight clash with Laurence Powell, and several newer players benefitted greatly from watching them play.
The Swiss Tournaments were won by Anna Clarke, Ray Kershaw, Michael Ireland, Chris Hamilton Jeans and Trudi Seely respectively.
However, as clichéd as it sounds, the winners were all of those present who we hope will have firmly re-established “Camden” backgammon, and we look forward to welcoming you again on May 28th from 6.30 pm.