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EUBTC 2017 : Did Belgium fail?

In Reykjavik last week, the Belgium Backgammon Team played 24 matches to 13 points against 6 other countries : Greece, Norway, France, Sweden, Gibraltar and Turkey. We only won 11 of those. That’s bad, right? Not quite. Let’s hear what … Continue reading

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EUBTC : R6 : Belgium goes for broke against Turkey.

Some unfortunate swings of fortune left Belgium needing a 4-0 victory against Turkey to qualify for the Final Four. Chances of this happening are small, but stranger things have happened in backgammon… Sadly, despite being the better player on every … Continue reading

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EUBTC : R5 : Gibraltar pull one out of the fire against Belgium.

We needed a 4-0 victory against this dwarfish backgammon nation, but failed in our mission. Sometimes even an 8+ PR difference is not enough to guarantee victory, as Johan S. experienced in a gruelling match against his sympathetic, but endearingly … Continue reading

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EUBTC : R4 : Belgium rolls up its sleeves against Sweden … but loses.

After losing to France on Thursday night, we badly needed to score some points against Sweden. It was imperative not to squander equity in this encounter and I can say that we all appeared at the boards very focused. This … Continue reading

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EUBTC : R3 : Belgium and France play equally well.

With two draws under our belt, Belgium badly needed a win against France. Unfortunately, things turned out sour for us as we were beaten 1-3. Both teams came up with similar PR’s : Marc Van Damme made his maiden appearance … Continue reading

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EUBTC : R 2 : solid performance by Belgium versus Norway.

After drawing 2-2 against Greece in Round 1, we faced Norway in Round 2. Norway is a strong backgammon country, but amateurish selection procedures prevent some of the very best players to be part of the team. Hence their slightly … Continue reading

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EUBTC : Round 1 : Belgium v Greece : below-par performance by Belgium.

The European Backgammon Team Championship was won by Norway after a thrilling finish. In the semi finals, Norway drew against Denmark (2-2), but won a team consultation match to 7 points. They repeated that feat against Germany in the final … Continue reading

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Belgium at the 2017 European Team Championship

Results and standings http://chess-results.com/tnr305966.aspx Websites https://eurobackgammon2017.weebly.com/ http://kotra.is/european-championhip-2017/ https://www.facebook.com/www.kotra.is/ Teams Belgium Czech Republic Denmark France Germany Gibraltar Greece ​Iceland Norway Sweden Turkey United Kingdom The Belgian team Michel Lamote Marc Van Damme Johan Huyck Johan Segers Walter Meuwis Results of Belgium … Continue reading

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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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