Category Archives: Tournaments

Reykjavik hosts 2017 European Backgammon Team Championship.

BgFed.be intends to send ambitious team. In  Budapest (2015) and Helsingor (2016) Belgium competed with grit and determination. In both campaigns the qualification for the Final Four was missed by the smallest margin. This year the EUBTC will take place … Continue reading

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Bert wins 12th Gent Open.

Seven victories in a row guaranteed success for Bert Van Kerckhove at this year’s Gent Open. This is quite a feat since Bert organised the event and had to take care of all kinds of practicalities in between and during … Continue reading

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Nordic Open 2017

Tournament website (including a link to the livestream) Detailed results BGFed.be spelers at the Nordic Open: Champion division: Michel Lamote, Maurits Pino. In the main bracket, Michel lost his first match against Tilman Söhnchen. In the fighters’ bracket, he defeated Michihito … Continue reading

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Robin Bilderbeek wins 1st Belgium Championship 3-point matches.

At Longchamp, 26 players showed up to contest the 1st Belgium Backgammon Championship 3-point matches. The initiative was taken by BGFed.be President Guy Van Middelem, who also sacrificed his own chance for glory by acting as TD (Tournament Director). The … Continue reading

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1st Belgium Backgammon Championship 3-point matches

Dear backgammon friends & BGFed.be members, Save the date – on Sunday the 26th of February at 10.00 hours : 1st Belgium Backgammon Championship 3-point matches Format depending on the number of participants : presumably Swiss tournament with everybody playing … Continue reading

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Belgian 3-point Match Championship 2017 on Sunday, February 26, at Longchamp’s

On Sunday, February 26, BGFed.be will organize the first Belgian 3-point Match Championship. Venue: Longchamp Tennis Club, chaussée de Waterloo 836, 1180 Brussels. Starting time: 10:00. Format: to be decided. Most probably Swiss. Tournament director: Guy Van Middelem (T 0032 … Continue reading

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BMS Xmas Trophy 2016 : historic performance by Christian Sörensen.

If you record and transcribe a batch of five 9-point matches for a total EP of 45, very seldom will the resulting Performance Rating (PR) deviate substantially from the players’ known playing strength. It was known beforehand that Christian Sörensen … Continue reading

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BMS : Michel wins BMS Belgium Xmas Trophy 2016.

At Longchamp on Tuesday 27 December, 10 players played 5 rounds of 9-point matches in a truncated round robin. All matches were recorded and PRs will be validated for BMS and BMAB. Johan Segers, Zsolt Tasnadi and myself each won … Continue reading

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BMS (UK) : Michel dips below 5.

I like going to these BMS (UK) tournaments in Nottingham. A plane can take you there in an hour or so and the Best Western is only a short cab drive from the airport.  Moreover, the format is right up … Continue reading

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European Team Championship : Belgium’s Best remain undefeated at Helsingor.

With one victory (3-1 against France) and draws against Norway, the UK, Greece, Iceland and Turkey, Belgium performed well in Denmark. Narrowly missing the Final Four was of course a huge disappointment, but luck just was not on our side … Continue reading

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