Category Archives: BMS(BE)

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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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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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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