Author Archives: Michel Lamote

EUBTC Gibraltar : Red Beavers beat Norway 3-2 in Round 3.

The Belgium Backgammon team beat current European champions Norway in thriller. The results : Michel Lamote v Dagfinn Snarheim 1-0 Geert Van der Stricht v Hans Liby 0-1 Johan Huyck v Sandre Rike 1-0 Guy Van Middelem v Rune Faerewag … Continue reading

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EUBTC Gibraltar : Belgium loses to Italy 2-3.

The results : Marc Van Damme v Daniel Tudose 0-1 Michel Lamote v Giorgio Castellano 1-0 Geert Van der Stricht v Edmond Mezini 0-1 Johan Huyck v Fabrizio Lo Surdo 0-1 Walter Meuwis v Laura Monaco 1-0 Round 3 will … Continue reading

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EUBTC Gibraltar : Red Beavers defeat Sweden in Round 1.

Results : Marc Van Damme v Thomas Tenland 0-1 Michel Lamote v Kim Westerlundh 1-0 Geert Van der Stricht v Johan Bynell 0-1 Johan Huyck v Conny Eriksson 1-0 Walter Meuwis v Sven Olav Norén 1-0 Round 2 : Belgium … Continue reading

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Red Beavers are off to Gibraltar for EUBTC.

After valiant campaigns in Hungary (2015), Denmark (2016) and Iceland (2017), the Belgium Backgammon Team will compete in the 2018 European Backgammon Team Championship in Gibraltar with 6 of our best players. Due to the fortuitous scheduling of the event … Continue reading

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BMS : Marc Van Damme edges closer to Grandmaster status.

The 51st Master Series was played between the BMS ranking’s numbers 1 and 3, Marc Van Damme and Geert Van der Stricht. They played, recorded and transcribed nine 13-point matches in the course of January and February. Here is how … Continue reading

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BMS : Fine PR’s by Johan H. and Michel in Four Cubes encounter Gent-Brugge (3-6).

The Four Cubes encounter between Gent and Brugge was validated as a BMS-event after both TC’s ( = Team Captains), Geert Van der Stricht (Gent) and Guy Van Middelem (Brugge), agreed to record and transcribe all 9 matches. The players had all … Continue reading

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Marc Van Damme baffles international backgammon community in Gibraltar.

The international backgammon event in Gibraltar (8-10 February) ranks among the most prominent tournaments in the world. Top players from all over the globe compete for victory. Several grandmasters from Denmark are present (Trabolt, Noehr, Myhr, Bredahl, …), as well … Continue reading

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BMS : Dirk Schiemann (GER) wins PR prize at 2nd Xmas Trophy.

Spurred on by Tournament Director Geert Van der Stricht, the 12 participants transcribed all thirty 9-point matches within 48 hours, an unprecedented achievement. Here are the results : The field consisted of 7 Belgian players, 3 Dutch players and two … Continue reading

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BMS : Marc Van Damme in grandmaster form!

Days before the last important BMS event of the year, the 2nd Xmas Trophy, Marc Van Damme en Geert Van der Stricht wrapped up another Master Series. They played, recorded and transcribed nine 9-point matches. Marc produced some high quality … Continue reading

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BMS : fine PR’s by Marc and Michel.

Marc Van Damme is currently the highest ranked player on the BMS Grading Table. Only spectacular improvement by his two closest pursuers, Geert Van der Stricht and myself, could pose a threat to Marc’s dominant position. Some cracks in Marc’s … Continue reading

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