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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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European Championship, Helsingor (DK), 20-23 Oct 2016

The Belgian team: Michel Lamote, Geert Van der Stricht, Walter Meuwis, Johan Huyck, Johan Segers, Alain Chif, Maurits Pino. http://eurobackgammon2016.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/EuroBackgammon2016/ Live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmHwa16H8IutExiH8P30FWQ Results: https://www.drawboss.com/Event/Show/7303aabb-cd33-46ff-9824-7d9c9ac61524 Round 1: Belgium – Norway 2-2 Michel Lamote (PR: 4.4) vs Dagfinn Snarheim (PR: 4.6) 1-0 … Continue reading

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Souvenirs from Budapest

As the countdown to the European Team Championship starts, I picked some of the photos taken during last year’s edition in Budapest to share with you. The European Championship starts on 20 October in Helsingør, Denmark. Good luck to the … Continue reading

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4th Brussels Backgammon Day, Sun 30 Oct 2016

Breakfast at 09.30 hours, 10 rounds of 5-points matches with a light lunch around 14.30 hours, end of play & prize-giving ceremony around 22.00 hours. Venue: Brasseries du Lonchamp, Uccle. Detailed program and registration

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EBTC Denmark 2016 : final selection.

The European Backgammon Team Championship will take place in Helsingor (Denmark) in October this year. As announced, selection for the team is solely based on playing strength as indicated by the assembled data in the 2 BMS tables : the … Continue reading

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BMS Brugge : Zdenek and Michel divide PR prize.

As was to be expected, Zdenek Zizka, the timid 17-year-old grandmaster from the Czech Republic, took first prize in the PR contest at Belgium’s 1st BMS event (6 x 13) : I was able to dip below 5 and thus … Continue reading

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BMS : Johan Huyck remains undefeated at 1st BMS tournament.

With an amazing streak of 6 consecutive wins, Johan Huyck (Gent BC) became the convincing winner of the 1st BMS Belgium tournament.  After having beaten Paulus Van Rooijen (NL), Guy Van Middelem, Honza Cerny (CZ) and Walter Meuwis in the … Continue reading

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Czech grandmaster Zdenek Zizka (17) plays at BMAB event in Brugge.

A couple of months ago (March ’16) the BMAB event in Vienna, Austria, was won by Zdenek Zizka  from the Czech Republic with an overall PR of 3,52.  He has since then been awarded the official BMAB (Backgammon Masters Awarding … Continue reading

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EBTC 2016 : 8 candidate players

The 8 candidate players for the European Backgammon Team Championship in Helsingor later this year (20-23 October) are (alphabetically by first name) : Alain Chif, Geert Van der Stricht, Guy Van Middelem, Johan Huyck, Johan Segers, Maurits Pino, Michel Lamote … Continue reading

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Belgian colours fly over Rotterdam.

At the monthly Supersunday in Rotterdam, Michel found a generous streak. By winning 4 matches in a row (3 x 11, 1 x 13) he became the winner. Bert, after suffering elimination in the Main, was able to string 4 … Continue reading

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