Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Club night at the County, Monday 7th September

In spite of one or two members being forced to miss this month's meeting due to prior commitments, we had another well-attended session at the County.  It was especially gratifying to see our numbers swelled by several new faces.
At the end of the night, victory was shared between Ian Baker and Pol Lapidakis, who won £20 each and generously left £5 towards club funds.  Congratulations to both!

Ian Baker (l) and Pol Lapidakis, who ended the evening as joint winners.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Thinking of redecorating?

Now there's an easy way to avoid that sinking "my house just isn't backgammon-y enough" feeling.  More details here.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Club night at the County, Gosforth, Monday 3rd August

11 members attended an evening of play at the County in Gosforth.  Once again, Don Irving finished the evening victorious, having won 6 of his 7 matches.  John North was a close second, winning 3 out of 4.

Backgammon in the Park, Exhibition Park, Sunday 19th July

Exhibition Park in Newcastle was the venue for backgammon play in the open air, part of a national day of backgammon organised by the UK Backgammon Federation.  The winner, Ian Hesketh, qualified for entry into an online tournament against the other winners from around the country, with the eventual prize being hotel accommodation and entry into the UK Open Backgammon Championships.  Results are shown below (click for larger view):

Chris Humble (r) congratulates the eventual winner, Ian Hesketh.

Club night at the Dolphin, Tynemouth, Monday 6th July

6 members attended an evening of friendly backgammon competition in the Dolphin pub in Tynemouth.  Club member Don Irving rounded out the evening as the victor, having won 4 out of 5 matches.

Martin Barkwill (r) congratulates Don Irving on his successful evening's play.

Gibraltar to host international tournament

Following their acceptance into the European Backgammon Federation in July, Gibraltar is to host it's first international backgammon tournament in February 2016.  More details here.

Backgammon World Champion Crowned

Full details here.