Monday, 30 May 2016

North East Backgammon Association League Result

Graeme Turner is the first North East Backgammon League Champion!

Congratulations to Graeme, a worthy champion & previous Lake District Champion & Newcastle Open runner-up. A presentation will be made, probably at the July meeting. Photo below.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Club Meeting, 9th May 2016

Nine players pitched up including yet another new member, Mike Snowdon.

Two groups were formed for the evening tournament. John North won Group 1 with 4/4 & our newcomer Mike finished a very respectable joint second on 2/4.

In the other group a tie between Gary Bratton & Keith Gill had to be resolved by a one point playoff from which Gary emerged victorious.

Gary then beat John in the final.

Our next club meeting will revert to the first Monday of the month on 6th June 2016.

The night's winner, Gary (l) being congratulated by runner-up John.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

For lovers of backgammon on the move

When bank holiday traffic to the Lake District gets you down, drive this car and you can pull into a lay-by and while away a few hours.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Billionaire loses $17 million at backgammon

Billionaire Alec Gores lost over $17 million in a 72-hour backgammon match against Irish gambler JP McManus, at least until the tax man got involved.  Full store here.