Category Archives: Tournaments

2nd Brugge Backgammon Day fully booked.

Brugge BC is happy to announce that the 26-player field for BBD2 is now complete.  The following players registered : Henri Pollet, Geert Van der Stricht, Johan Segers, Bert Van Kerckhove, Johan Huyck, Johan Swyngedouw, Sassan Kachanian, Luc Palmans, Isabelle … Continue reading

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Guy van Middelem wins the Leuven Club Championship

The Leuven Backgammon Club organized its championship for the fifth time. The championship consisted of 12 monthly tournaments, each with 4 rounds of 5-point matches, played in the Swiss system. Overall, 39 players participated in at least one of the … Continue reading

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Benelux Masters Antwerp postponed – New date and venue to be announced

Paulus van Rooijen, tournament director of the Benelux Masters, asked me to announce that the Benelux Masters, which the past years has taken place the second weekend of January in Antwerp, will be rescheduled to a new date and a … Continue reading

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Croatia is European champion, Belgium finishes 6th

In the 7th round: Belgium-Italy 2-2 Belgium was on shared 4th-5th place after 6 rounds but, because of the other results, the team would have needed to win all four matches in order to qualify for the final 4. Semi-finals: Croatia beats … Continue reading

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Today in Budapest

4th round: Belgium-Hungary 2-2 5th round: Belgium-Croatia 2-2 In the 6th round, starting at 22:30, Belgium takes on tournament leader Denmark. Geert’s match is webstreamed at www.twitch.TV/etbc2015 Ranking after 5 rounds: 1. Denmark 15 2. Italy 14 3. Croatia 12 … Continue reading

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Europen Backgammon Championship 2015 in Budapest

Update, Friday 18/9 noon, Guy: Round 1: the Belgium team is Bye. This is counted as a “3-1″ victory. Update, Friday 18/9 morning, Guy: Intermediate : Zsolt 3/5, Maurits 4/5, Alain out. Masters : Walter and Luc out, Guy in … Continue reading

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Michel wins BMS Prague

On our way to Budapest for the European Backgammon Team Championship, Walter (Meuwis)  and I spent a weekend in Prague to compete in our first Backgammon Master Series event. In tournaments of this kind, all matches are recorded and afterwards … Continue reading

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Misja Alma wins 13th Antwerp Open

The tournament took place on Saturday, September 12 (see announcement). Organizers were Paul Baeyens and tournament director Paulus van Rooijen. In the final, Misja Alma (NL) defeated Ronny Conaert (B).

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New adventures in Monte Carlo

Hereby a report (in Dutch) from Geert Van der Stricht about the 40th World Championship in Monte Carlo, August 4–9, 2015: “Nieuwe avonturen in Monte Carlo”. In Monte Carlo, Geert played Michihito “Michy” Kageyama, a match which was streamed on YouTube … Continue reading

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WC Monaco 2015 : Michy vs Geert Van der Stricht

In the main flight of the World Championship 2015 in Monaco, Belgian champion 2013 Geert Van der Stricht met Michihito “Michy” Kageyama. (In an earlier version of this post, I wrote that Michy was a former world champion. This is … Continue reading

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