Category Archives: BIC

BIC 2015: Michel Lamote wins

Twenty-three players registered for the Belgian Individual Championship in 2015: 8 in Division 1 and 15 in Division 2. Compared to previous editions, a new rule allowed D2 players to reach the BIC final in December and go for the BIC title. … Continue reading

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BIC now BMAB approved!

BMS(BE) is proud to announce that the BIC competition has received official BMAB validation for 2016.  That makes it the first European national competition to be acknowledged as official BMS tournament. Before, only Denmark could boast a similar achievement with … Continue reading

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Rating update December 13

Biggest jump up by Bert Van Kerckhove (Ghent, from 1568 to 1589), knocking on the door of the top-3. Johan Huyck, another Ghent player, had a successful backgammon week too: +20. But the rating list is a zero-sum game, and … Continue reading

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BIC 2015 final: Michel Lamote vs Luc Palmans on Friday, December 18, 19:00, at Longchamp’s

Everybody welcome to watch this clash between two of Belgium’s finest backgammon players. Michel Lamote and Luc Palmans, who won against Alain Chif in the play-off, will play a series of best-of-three 13-point matches. One match will take place earlier … Continue reading

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BIC 2015 : Alain Chif and Luc Palmans to play for a place in the final to Michel Lamote (Dec 18, Longchamps)

Alain Chif (3rd place Division 1) and Geert Dooms (1st place Division 2) had to play a best-of-three contest. After two matches, it was 1-1, and the deciding match was won by Alain. He now faces Luc Palmans (2nd place … Continue reading

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BIC 2015 : Geert Dooms now tied 1-1 with Alain Chif.

With the new format of BIC 2015, competitors in both second divisions also have a chance to become BIC champion.  For that they have to win their division, win a tie against the other winner and then eliminate two players … Continue reading

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BIC 2015: Geert Dooms is Champion D2; Promotions and demotions

Promoting to D1 2016: Geert Dooms, Sassan Kachanian, and Leonidas Sotiriadis. Demoting to D2 2016: Maurits Pino, Paul van Dijke, and Guy Van Middelem. Still in the running to become Champion BIC 2015: Michel Lamote, Luc Palmans, Alain Chif, and … Continue reading

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BIC 2015: round robin completed, play-off starts

Dear backgammon friends, The round-robins of BIC 2015 are finished: please see results. In D2 group A : Peter Allemeersch forfeited 4 matches (out of 7). The BIC committee decided to cancel all his results (3 encounters) only to provide … Continue reading

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Late night high double actions in decisive BIC game

The final, nocturnal game of my second BIC match against Eric Aries was marked by some interesting high cubes. We’re playing at my place on a Friday night (August 14, 2015) and we are keeping ourselves awake with coffee, dark chocolate, and … Continue reading

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Walter Meuwis wins BIC 2014; runner-up Maurits Pino

In an entertaining final on Friday, December 19, Walter won the best-out-of-three-11-pointers confrontation with 2-1. The final two sets were played in the evening in front of a live audience and with commentary by Michel Lamote, assisted by Luc Palmans, … Continue reading

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