As was to be expected, Zdenek Zizka, the timid 17-year-old grandmaster from the Czech Republic, took first prize in the PR contest at Belgium’s 1st BMS event (6 x 13) :
I was able to dip below 5 and thus post the 2nd best PR :
The other performance results :
3. Honza Cerny (CZ) : 5,36
4. Johan Huyck (B) : 5,72
5. Geert Van der Stricht (B) : 5,89
6. Pavel Zaoral (CZ) : 6,20
7. Walter Meuwis (B) : 6,33
8. Paulus Van Rooijen (NL) : 6,82
9. Maurits Pino (NL) : 8,00
10. Guy Van Middelem (B) : 9,02
The question now is : how much improvement can our best players make in the coming 12 months? Belgian backgammon would make a big leap forward if 3 to 4 players could post PRs below 5 next year.
BMS BE hopes that at least a number of players will find the time and motivation to strive towards that goal. It will take study and dedicated practice. We wish everyone good luck in that noble endeavour.
M (for : BMS BE)