Last year I incautiously mentioned to a few players that my club (North East Backgammon Association, aka NEBA) were minded to host the 2019 UK Clubs Championship. Several of those I used as a sounding board expressed caution that holding the event in the Far North would be a deterrent and we would be challenged to match the attendance of previous years. I am therefore very grateful to my NEBA colleague, Keith Gill, for recommending York University as a possible venue and for making many site visits to check on its viability, suitability of the proposed playing room, facilities and likely costs.
Aberdeen Backgammon Club were featured in Your Life Magazine recently…
Backgammon has a history which can be traced back thousands of years. Ellie House found out how a board game can combat stress and bring people together.
It is difficult not to be charmed by Mutlu Ustun, with his warm brown eyes and enthusiasm for conversation. He talks with his hands, and earnestly apologises for not knowing the right words with which to get is point across. Mutlu is in fact perfectly easy to understand, and he visibly relaxes as the task at hand unfolds.
To say that yesterday’s Ealing Common monthly event at The Grange pub was quite eventful is something of an understatement. Everything was normal at the start…
Lynne MacFarlane writes:
“Awesome”, “Excellent”, Brilliant”, “Friendly” and “Good Fun” – some of the comments received at the inaugural meeting of the Saltburn Backgammon Club. For a first meeting it was well attended, with players coming from Yarm, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Redcar. Eight of us gathered in the still-being-refurbished Function Room at the Cons Club. Three boards were set up and the players took their seats. Soon the room was filled with the rattle of dice in cups, the click of counters and the buzz of conversation.
Ken Gibson writes:
Back on 31 July 2017, Graham Titcombe, of London Backgammon League fame, posted an advertisement on the Nextdoor App entitled ‘Anyone for Backgammon?’
Graham was to become the founder father of what is now known as Hampton Hill Backgammon Club, but is more accurately, and certainly geographically, Twickenham.