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Red Beavers are off to Gibraltar for EUBTC.

After valiant campaigns in Hungary (2015), Denmark (2016) and Iceland (2017), the Belgium Backgammon Team will compete in the 2018 European Backgammon Team Championship in Gibraltar with 6 of our best players. Due to the fortuitous scheduling of the event … 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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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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