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World’s number 3 Michihito Kageyama comes to play at 2nd BMS Belgium tournament!

BMS Belgium is proud to announce that Michihito Kageyama, better known as Michy, has agreed to come and play at the upcoming 2nd BMS Belgium tournament, which will be held at the  ‘Hollandse Vismijn’ in Bruges on Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading

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Paul and Paulus win 1st Belgian Championship Double Consulting.

Almost all of Belgium’s top-10 players were present at the 1st Belgian Championship Double Consulting. Six teams played five 7-point matches in a round robin. At the end of the day, Paul Van Dijke (Brugge BC) and Paulus Van Rooijen … Continue reading

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Johan and Michel win Double Consulting in Rimini (It).

The 3rd Summer Cup in Rimini attracted about 45 players, who enjoyed an amazing package deal at the fancy Ambassador Hotel (located on the beach promenade): for 80€/day, we got a comfortable room with balcony, airco and electric shutters (which … Continue reading

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Geert Van der Stricht wins BBD2 with clean sheet! (now with extra photos!)

The 2nd Brugge Backgammon Day opened innocently enough with an introduction of all players (click on photos to enlarge) : In the first round, defending champion Johan Segers’ streak of 5 consecutive wins ended at the hands of Leonidas, ranked … Continue reading

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BMS : Geert and Michel improve their BMS rating.

If you want to compete at the highest level, it is absolutely necessary to familiarize yourself with the dynamics of long matches.  Certain cube decisions can be pretty plain at a normal score, but can become quite sophisticated at scores … Continue reading

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BBD2 : draw for Round 1.

Pairing of round 1 of BBD2 (100% random) : 1 Paulus Van Rooijen ( 0 ) – Johan Swyngedouw ( 0 ) 2 Fakhri Salasi ( 0 ) – Geert Van der Stricht ( 0 ) 3 Alain Chif ( … Continue reading

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BBD2 : notice to all participants.

Hi everyone, thank you all for joining BBD2.  We are looking forward to a fun day  of competitve backgammon.  Here are some practicalities : 1. Schedule. 9 – 10 : arrival : you will be welcomed by Line/Isabelle, who will … Continue reading

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Four Cubes : Brussels win hard-fought battle in Gent : 4-5!

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, And treat those two impostors just the same… To kick off the 2016 Four Cubes competition, Brussels  sent its elite troups to Gent.  Alain Chif (c), Maurits Pino and Zsolt Tasnadi arrived … Continue reading

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Maurits and Zsolt wrap up Autumn Series.

On 30 October 2015, in an office building in Brussels,  Maurits and Zsolt played the first of a series of ten 9-point matches.  They did so during the lunch break at their job, in a cramped room  where cleaning products, … Continue reading

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Johan Huyck beats Geert VdS in high-level Winter Series 6-4.

In the course of a little under 3 months, Geert Van der Stricht and Johan Huyck played, recorded and transcribed ten 15-point matches.  These long matches are notoriously difficult as cube decisions can become very counter-intuitive at lopsided scores.  How … Continue reading

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