With the worst of the pandemic (hopefully) now behind us, life is slowly returning to something approaching ‘normal’….and live backgammon is also returning.
It now feels like I was rather tempting fate when I described previous tournaments as “hopefully the last online substitute”, and I really don’t want to be proved wrong again!
Andrew Selby writes…
Despite the loss of live play, and one of our hosts being stranded in Spain (!) the UK backgammon season’s traditional end of year event managed to still take place online as planned.
Tim Cross writes:
NEBA club nights came to an abrupt end in March this year but John Horton (aka Tigereye) was not going to take it lying down. After consulting with NEBA and UK Team Captain Martin Barkwill, John recruited me as his assistant and took on the task of keeping the club together through online tournaments.
Ian Squire writes:
“Where is Wyre and Fylde?” has been asked of me on several occasions.
Wyre, named after the River Wyre comprises Fleetwood, Poulton le Fylde, Preesall, Garstang and Thornton Cleveleys as well as other settlements bordering Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston.
Fylde is the coastal plain area south of Wyre comprising Lytham St Annes, Kirkham and Wesham, Warton, Freckleton and many smaller settlements bordering Blackpool, Wyre and Preston immediately north of the River Ribble.
There is currently a thriving community of backgammon players in the Wyre and Fylde area. In normal times players meet up to play in several locations, mainly in pubs and clubs in Poulton le Fylde, Lytham St Annes and Blackpool.