Belgium Individual Championship

The Belgium Individual Championship is a yearly competition (calendar years). It was organized for the first time in 2013.

Previous winners of the Belgium Individual Championship

These are the Belgian Champions:

  • 2013: Geert Van der Stricht (runner-up: Guy Van Middelem)
  • 2014: Walter Meuwis (runner-up: Maurits Pino)
  • 2015: Michel Lamote (runner-up: Luc Palmans)
  • 2016: Walter Meuwis (runner-up: Sassan Kashanian)
  • 2017: Metin Ates (runner-up: Johan Huyck)
  • 2018: Johan Huyck (runner-up: Paul van Dijke)
  • 2019: Michel Lamote (runner-up: Paul van Dijke)


The rules and the format change yearly. The number of participants as well as feedback from previous editions play a role. Click on the year in the list above to know the details for that year.

The last few years, there have been two divisions, with division 2 having two or three groups. The first stage of the competition consists of a round-robin tournament within each division or within each group. The second stage is a play-off, the pairings depending on the outcome of the first stage. The climax of the competition is a publicly played final in December.

Three players demote from division 1 to division 2, and three players from division 2 take their place.


The championship is open to players registered by their club at the federation. Registration and public draw take place in December.

Calendar and standings

Please check out the links on the menubar on the right-hand side to see the detailed results for each year.

Tournament direction

Tournament director in 2020 is Kristoffer De Weert ( Kristoffer is assisted by Alain Chif, Maurits Pino and Guy Van Middelem.

6 Responses to Belgium Individual Championship

  1. van oost says:

    Hallo, ik heb jaren backgammon gespeeld ,, ook tegen wedstrijden maar nu wil ik er eigenlijk eens terug aan beginnen ,,ik kan het te goed ,,ik zoek een club in oost-vlaanderen of eventueel Antwerpen

    • Johan says:

      Beste: er is een club in Gent, zij spelen elke dinsdagavond (Kantienberg 5, 9000 Gent). Contactpersoon is Bert Van Kerckhove, zie ook de aankondiging van de Gent Open op zondag 11 februari (waar je trouwens ook van harte welkom bent). Met vriendelijke groet, — Johan.

  2. Liana Shamatava says:

    Hi, I’d like to take part in a backgammon’s tournament, could I know when is BIC 2023 or 2024 happening ? Thank you 😀

    • Johan says:

      Hello, BIC 2023 took place in June 2023, and BIC 2024 will probably take place in June 2024. Please see the announcements on this website for other live backgammon tournaments in Belgium taking place earlier. Welcome!

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