Sunday 2 July 2017 : 1st Open Belgian Championship Double Consultation.

In Double Consultation,  backgammon is played between two teams of 2 players. The teams are allowed to consult before executing a checker play or making a cube decision. This usually results in more thorough play, especially since more time is allotted on the clock (3 minutes per point and 18 seconds per move). is proud to announce the 1st Open Belgian Championship Double Consultation.

This tournament is open to players of all levels. Since no money is involved, even players of Beginner/Intermediate level can have a rewarding experience, since listening in on the deliberations of the opponents can be both instructive and – at times – highly amusing.

Denmark (l)  playing Double Consultation against Germany (r)

Here is the practical information :

Date : Sunday 2 July 2017

Venue : Sandeman Club (Gent)

Format : 5 rounds of 7-point matches. Full tournament or truncated Round Robin depending on the number of teams.

The trophy (donated by will go to the team that wins the tournament (optional sidepool available).

Ambitious teams also have the option to compete for a PR based sidepool whereby the winner will be the team with the best overall PR. Only teams that are able to annotate/film their matches and will transcribe their matches within 7 days after the tournament, can compete in this secondary sidepool.

Schedule :

9.15 – 9.45 : arrival (registration, coffee, orange juice, ontbijtkoeken, …)

10.00 : Round 1

12.00 : sandwiches, croque monsieur and soup available all day

12.30 : Round 2

14.45 : Round 3

17.00 : Round 4

19.15 : Round 5

21.30 : Prize giving (no prize money)

Clock : 21′ + 18″ per move

Entry fee : 30€ per player (registration, food, …).

This tournament is open to all players, also members.  Note that only an even number of teams will be allowed to enter. The order of pre-registration will be respected.

Pre-registration is required. Send an e-mail to : (before Sunday 18 June).

Draw : Tuesday 20 June at the Sandeman Club (Gent).

Hope to see you on Sunday 2 July in Gent!

The Sandeman, home of Gent Backgammon Club.

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2 Responses to Sunday 2 July 2017 : 1st Open Belgian Championship Double Consultation.

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  2. rogier says:

    Too bad it conflicts with the tournament at Zandvoort beach.

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