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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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Guy and Michel tie New Year Series : 3-3.

As I have written before, playing a Master Series (MS1) is a good way to play longer backgammon matches without the pressure of win-or-lose.  Players can focus solely on the objective correctness of their decisions and need not worry about … Continue reading

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Invitation : 2nd Brugge Backgammon Day.

Brugge Backgammon Club would like to invite all BGFed.be-members to the 2nd Brugge Backgammon Day.  The event will take place on Saturday 27 February 2016, from 10am to 19pm. Last year’s format is retained : after the Player Presentation (10:15am), … Continue reading

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7th Leuven Open: Double victory for Brussels; Most accurate play by Brugge

Thank you to everybody for making the 7th Leuven Open (Nov 29, 2015, in de Abdijmolen, Heverlee) such a wonderful day. Congratulations to the winners of the main tournament: Johan Brisaert (Brussels) Robin Bilderbeek (Gent) Zsolt Tasnadi (Brussels) Guy Van … Continue reading

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Bert and Robin wrap up Autumn Series.

In just under 2 months, Bert Van Kerckhove and Robin Bilderbeek completed a series of ten 7-point matches.  They played these matches during the weekly club evening at the Sandeman, the home of Ghent BC.  This series of matches is … Continue reading

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Michel shares 1st prize at BMS(UK) event.

Like I said before, I enjoy participating at BMS(UK) events.  Since all matches are recorded, transcribed and analysed by the tournament organiser, you can get a pretty accurate idea of your playing performance without the hassle of having to record … Continue reading

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