Author Archives: Michel Lamote

Johan Huyck is off to Cyprus with good PR’s under his belt.

The 6th Merit Open International Backgammon Championship is a monster event in Cyprus (40.000€ added prize money) which starts on Wednesday 31 October. Johan Huyck will be the only BgFed.be member present. The strike by the luggage handlers in Zaventem … Continue reading

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BMS : PR’s from BMAB event in Nottingham (UK)

On 15 and 16 September 2018, 26 players competed in a BMAB event in Nottingham. Typical for these BMAB events is that ALL matches are filmed by the tournament organization (i.c. Rick Janowski) and that the overall PR’s of all … Continue reading

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BMS : Nick, Paul, Geert and Michel complete Master Series.

Nick De Ruyck and Paul Van Dijke played, recorded and transcribed six 13-point matches over the past months (MS1 0053). Here is how they performed : A great PR for Nick, who is currently ranked as an Intermediate player on … Continue reading

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Johan H. and Michel confirm current status in Master Series.

Johan Huyck and I played, recorded and transcribed ten 11-point matches over the past months. This is how we performed : Johan has nestled himself in pole-position to turn Belgium’s below-5 trio into a quartet. Some consistence will be required … Continue reading

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Great stuff by Geert and Johan in 56th Master Series.

One of the best ways to learn and improve your game is to record your matches, transcribe them into XG and study your mistakes carefully. This is what the best players in Belgium have been doing for some years and … Continue reading

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Sonja Custers becomes Beginners World Champion in Monte Carlo.

Four consecutive victories (9-point matches + 11-point final) gave Sonja Custers (Leuven BC) the title of World Champion (!) in the Beginners Division. The final against a female player from Russia was a particularly tense affair. Sonja was able to … Continue reading

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EUBTC Gibraltar : Belgium fails to qualify for Final Four.

In a tie-break with Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the UK, Belgium could not win sufficient 1-point matches to reach the Final Four. Currently, Sweden and Denmark are playing 1-point matches to see who will join Austria, Germany and Italy in … Continue reading

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EUBTC Gibraltar : Belgium loses to UK 2-3 and becomes joined 4rth.

With 19 victories, Belgium will have to play a 5-team play-off to decide who qualifies for the Final Four. Results : Marc Van Damme v Gaz Owen 1-0 Michel Lamote v Raj Jansaari 1-0 Geert Van der Stricht v Sebastian … Continue reading

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EUBTC Gibraltar : 4-1 victory against Turkey keeps Red Devils in title race.

Results : Marc Van Damme v Kader Turk 1-0 Michel Lamote v Gural Bulut 0-1 Geert Van der Stricht v Arda Findikoglu 1-0 Johan Huyck v Gökhan Günes 1-0 Guy Van Middelem v Fatih Simer 1-0

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EUBTC Gibraltar : Belgium lose against Germany 2-3…

The results : Marc Van Damme v Dirk Schiemann 0-1 Michel Lamote v Tobias Hellwag 1-0 Geert Van der Stricht v Jürgen Orlowski 0-1 Johan Huyck v Volker Sonnabend 0-1 Guy Van Middelem v Andreas Hoffman 1-0

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