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.
A full field of 64, including many of the country’s top players, were present as our hosts, Sean, Shaun and David – and some unnamed Elves – worked tirelessly to provide a day full of Christmas Spirit.
Played on Studio Heroes there were many events for all to participate in and, despite the dulcet sounds of “Bah-Humbug” reverberating around many computer screens all day, many were left with a smile on their face and a Turkey to bake!
The Masters Main Event saw Andrew Selby defeat David Collins, after defeating Oliver Squire and Stuart Mann in the respective Semi-Finals.
Ken Gibson defeated Larry Smyth in the Master’s Consolation, while the “Chicks” event was won by Alan Joicey defeating Sue Keeble, and the respective Consolation was won by David Tulip defeating Chris Sanders in the final.
In the aptly named “Get Stuffed” event – those suffering hangovers from Christmas found themselves in a further Consolation, duly won by Beata Kiss defeating Deana Fawcett.
Full results can be found on the tournament website.
A final thanks you to our hosts, and “Santa’s little helpers” – and a final farewell to 2020 appropriately from a certain Charles Dickens to you all…
…” God bless us, everyone!” said Tiny Tim last of all!