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3rd BMS Xmas Trophy won by Ronny Conaert (result) and Michel Lamote (PR). Now with complete PR ranking.

On Saturday 29 December 2018, fourteen players competed in the Sandeman Club in Gent for the 3rd BMS Xmas Trophy. Almost the complete top-12 of the BMS  Grading Table was present to try and play as best they could. After … Continue reading

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Johan Huyck (Gent BC) wins high-quality BIC Final.

The 2018 BIC Final between Johan Huyck and Paul Van Dijke (Brugge BC) started punctually at 6 PM. Johan won the first 13-pointer quite easily with a 7+ luck rate and an astonishing below-3 PR, but Paul managed to win … Continue reading

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Johan Huyck and Paul Van Dijke play BIC Final on Friday 21 December in Gent.

For the second time in two years, Johan Huyck (Gent BC) has reached the final of the BIC competition. Last year he lost to current BIC Champion Metin Ates, but he gets a second chance to take the title this year. … Continue reading

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BMS : Master Series 0062 and 0064 wrapped up.

In a continued effort to improve their game, Geert Van der Stricht, Johan Huyck, Robin Bilderbeek and Michel Lamote played, recorded and transcribed ten 13-point matches. Over the past years it has become clear that PR’s achieved in Master Series … Continue reading

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BMS : Huyck and Van der Stricht fail to improve in Master Series (6*17).

In an effort to make progress on the BMS Grading Table, Johan Huyck and Geert Van der Stricht played, recorded and transcribed six 17-point matches.  These matches were played on Tuesday afternoons at the Sandeman Club in Gent. Here is … Continue reading

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Online calendar of backgammon events in Belgium

Looking for some live backgammon in Belgium? Have a look at our calendar. See also the new item in the menu above. Want to add your event to the calendar? It’s simple: just send us an email. Please see the instructions … 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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