Author Archives: Michel Lamote

BMS : Huyck and Van der Stricht fail to improve in Master Series (6*17).

In an effort to make progress on the BMS Grading Table, Johan Huyck and Geert Van der Stricht played, recorded and transcribed six 17-point matches.  These matches were played on Tuesday afternoons at the Sandeman Club in Gent. Here is … Continue reading

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BMS : Marc and Paul finish 40th Master Series (6*13).

At the top of Belgian backgammon persistent efforts are being made to reach higher degrees of proficiency. Study, play, and analysis are key ingredients in that endeavour. To measure improvement, there is nothing like a challenging Master Series :  a … Continue reading

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BMS : Geert and Marc display fine form in 39th Master Series.

Over the course of a couple of weeks, Geert Van der Stricht and Marc Van Damme played, recorded and transcribed six 13-point matches. Here is how they did in MS 0039, which ended in a draw (3-3) : With this … Continue reading

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BMS : Christian Sörensen wins PR contest at 2nd BMS Belgium tournament (22-23 July).

With an average PR of 4,26 over six 13-point matches, Christian Sörensen  took first prize at the recent BMS tournament held in Bruges. He beat Grandmaster and World’s number three Michihito Kageyama by 0,1 PR point : 4,36. Congratulations, Christian! … Continue reading

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BMS : Paulus Van Rooijen wins 2nd BMS Belgium tournament! (22-23 July)

With an astonishing streak of 6 consecutive wins Paulus Van Rooijen (Nl) won the 2nd BMS Belgium tournament. With 5 wins out of 6, Michihito ‘Michy’ Kageyama (Japan) took second place. 12 players played six 13-point matches over two days in … Continue reading

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World’s number 3 Michihito Kageyama comes to play at 2nd BMS Belgium tournament!

BMS Belgium is proud to announce that Michihito Kageyama, better known as Michy, has agreed to come and play at the upcoming 2nd BMS Belgium tournament, which will be held at the  ‘Hollandse Vismijn’ in Bruges on Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading

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Paul and Paulus win 1st Belgian Championship Double Consulting.

Almost all of Belgium’s top-10 players were present at the 1st Belgian Championship Double Consulting. Six teams played five 7-point matches in a round robin. At the end of the day, Paul Van Dijke (Brugge BC) and Paulus Van Rooijen … Continue reading

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Johan and Michel win Double Consulting in Rimini (It).

The 3rd Summer Cup in Rimini attracted about 45 players, who enjoyed an amazing package deal at the fancy Ambassador Hotel (located on the beach promenade): for 80€/day, we got a comfortable room with balcony, airco and electric shutters (which … Continue reading

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Draw for Belgian Championship Double Consultation.

Six teams entered the upcoming Belgian Championship Double Consultation, to be held at the Sandeman Club in Gent on Sunday 2 July.  The draw was made at the Ambassador Hotel in Rimini, Italy, by organiser Johan Huyck and overseen by … Continue reading

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BMS : Marc, Geert, Michel confirm top-3 status with commanding PR’s.

After an absence of many years, Marc Van Damme has catapulted himself to the number 1 spot in Belgian backgammon. In his slipstream follow Geert Van der Stricht and Michel Lamote, trying to benefit from the leader’s pull. Marc and … Continue reading

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