Leuven Monthly postponed by one week to May 22 rather than May 15

The May 2022 edition of the Leuven Monthly series will be played not on Sunday May 15 as announced originally but one week later, on Sunday May 22.

The reason is the City Triatlon Leuven taking place on May 15 and passing by the Kolonel Begaultlaan. The Squash Club De Vaart will be impossible to reach by car. Parking in the neighborhood will be a nightmare.

Looking forward to see you on May 22 instead!

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Live Backgammon in May

  • Brussels: every Wednesday evening, starting at 19h, at Au Bassin, Baksteenkaai 74 Quai Aux Briques, 1000 Brussels
  • Ghent: every Tuesday evening, starting at 20h, at Union-Sandeman, Kantienberg 5, 9000 Gent
  • Leuven: Leuven Monthly, Sunday, May 22, starting at 12h45, at Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. Attention: new date

Matches played between members of the Belgian Backgammon Federation (10 euro per year, registration possible at the start of the evening or the tournament) count for the national rating list.

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Belgian Individual Championship 2022, June 25-26

Saturday June 25 & Sunday, June 26 at 10.00

At the Tennis – Hockey – Bridge Club Orée – Drève des Brûlés 59 – 1150 Brussels

The winner receives the BIC Trophy 2022.

Format

(Format depending on the number of entries)

Swiss tournament: 9 rounds of 9-point matches

All matches played with clock: 18 min per match + 12 sec per move

Program

(Program depending on the format)

Saturday, June 25

  • 10.30: round 1
  • 12.45: round 2
  • 15.00: round 3
  • 17.15: round 4
  • 19.30: round 5

Sunday, June 26

  • 10.30: round 6
  • 12.45: round 7
  • 15.00: round 8
  • 17.15: round 9
  • 19.30: prize-giving ceremony

Registration and information

Registration: 25, – €

Please register in advance by writing or calling tournament director and BGFed.be president Guy Van Middelem, +32 476 41 86 88, guy.van.middelem@gmail.com

Flyer (EN/FR/NL)

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Live Backgammon in April

  • Brussels: every Wednesday evening, starting at 19h, at Au Bassin, Baksteenkaai 74 Quai Aux Briques, 1000 Brussels
  • Ghent: every Tuesday evening, starting at 20h, at Union-Sandeman, Kantienberg 5, 9000 Gent
  • Leuven: Leuven Monthly, Sunday, April 10, starting at 12h45, at Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele

Matches played between members of the Belgian Backgammon Federation (10 euro per year, registration possible at the start of the evening or the tournament) count for the national rating list.

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Brussels Backgammon Wednesday to Start at 7pm

Again we had a lot of fun playing backgammon yesterday (March 16, 2022) at Au Bassin in Brussels (Baksteenkaai 74 Quai Aux Briques).

In order to go home not too late, the next sessions will begin at 19.00h. No worries if you can’t make it exactly on time. Players arriving later can start a new match as soon as a player becomes available.

Free participation. No registration required. Everybody welcome. Next session: Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

— Chantal & Vincent

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Successful Kick-off for Brussels Backgammon on Wednesday

After the forced sanitary break, the re-start of the weekly Brussels backgammon evenings last Wednesday, March 9, was a great success: 10 players showed up, of which 5 new members. In the stylish setting of the Au Bassin, the sound of dice and checkers rolling and shuffling on backgammon boards could be heard. Organizers Chantal and Vincent ensured everybody felt welcome and had opponents to play with. The bartenders were enthusiastic about this new presence in their bar and look forward to hosting many more such events.

Next meeting: Wednesday, March 16, at 20:00h, Au Bassin, Baksteenkaai 74 Quai Aux Briques, 1000 Brussels. Free participation, no registration required, just show up in time. Please bring your own board if you have one, but no worries if you don’t. Results of matches between BGFed.be members (registration: 10 euro per year) count for the national rating list.

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Backgammon Brussels reboots each Wednesday evening

Dear backgammon friends, 

Backgammon Brussels will be back for the weekly meeting point where everybody can play backgammon on a regular basis.

Where: Chantal & Vincent invite you Au Bassin, Quai au Briques 74 Baksteenkaai – 1000 Brussels – Métro Ste-Catherine – Metro St-Katelijne.  

When: Wednesday’s – 20.00 hours sharp. First meeting: next week, the 9th of March

No money games, you can play for fun or, as BGFed.be member (only 10,- € per year) for the official Belgian ranking. No registration beforehand needed, just one condition: be on time!

Wishing you good luck. On behalf of Chantal & Vincent, 

Guy Van Middelem — President

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Leuven Monthly, Sun Feb 20

This Sunday, February 20, we come together in Squash Club De Vaart (Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele) for the next Leuven Monthly tournament. Please be there at 12:45, so that playing can start at 13:00.

We will play 5 rounds of 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock, according to the Swiss tournament format.

The tournament will be the second round of our Club Championship 2022. Match results of BGFed.be members will count for the national rating list.

Participation is free. No registration required. Simply be on time. See you soon!

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Leuven Monthly 2022

After a forced two-year interruption, the Backgammon Club Leuven is happy to announce that the Leuven Monthly tournament series will resume in 2022. The series will also be the scene of the annual Club Championship.

The tournaments take place monthly on Sunday afternoon from 13:00 to approximately 18:00 in Squash Club de Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele, and this every 3rd Sunday of the month, except for April (because of Easter) and the two Summer months:

  • Winter: Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20
  • Spring: Apr 10, May 15, Jun 19
  • Autumn: Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20
  • Play-off: Dec 18

For more information, please see https://backgammon-leuven.be/2021/12/26/leuven-monthly-2022/

— Henri, Nader, Johan & Toon

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Brussels Friendly 101

Dear backgammon friends,

Finally, 1 year you’re waiting for : Welcome to Brussels Friendly 101 backgammon tournament, on Sunday the 31st of October 2021 at 13.00 hours. At the Tennis – Hockey – Bridge Club Orée, drève des Brûlés 59 – 1150 Brussels.

  • 5 rounds of 5-points matches ; participation : 5,- € (for room rent) ; no prize, just fun.
  • BGFed.be – members + friends only.
  • No registration required, one motto : be on time !
  • Please bring board & clock.

Due to the current situation, please respect these ‘sanitary’ measures :

  • Covid Pass absolutely necessary ! No pass, no exception : no entry !
  • Mask mandatory when you stand or walk. Social distance to be respected at any time except during play. Please stay downstairs, the playing room is only for play : no gathering, no talking, no kibitzing, no eating. The tournament organizer will call the players from downstairs after each draw. When play is finished, mask on before standing up and going immediately downstairs again. Only the play will be without mask (our view is : you meet only 5 different persons upstairs ; if you feel uncomfortable playing without a mask, don’t come).

Organizer : Guy Van Middelem +32 476 41 86 88.

Wish you success, keep on rolling, Guy

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