The Belgium Backgammon Federation aims to promote backgammon in Belgium. To this end, it organizes events and competitions and it unites players and their clubs. The federation started as an informal gathering in 2011. It evolved to a formal non-profit organization in January 2015, and was transformed back to a de facto organization in October 2021.
On January 30, 2015, the Belgische Backgammon Federatie vzw was founded as a non-profit organization by Johan Segers, Line Vandamme and Guy Van Middelem. Hereby please find the charter of the federation.
At the General Assembly of October 15, 2021, the non-profit organization was dissolved, and the federation was given new life as a de facto organization (NL: feitelijke vereniging; FR: association de fait). This transformation serves to simplify the administration of the federation but has no impact on the way it works internally nor on the activities it organizes.
The general assembly is the supreme body of the federation. It is convened once a year.
On Friday, October 19, 2012, the first “official” BGFed.be meeting took place in Heverlee (Leuven). Topics on the agenda were the budget and a yearly membership fee, the 4 Cubes competition, the rating list, and a Belgian Individual Championship. For more details, read the minutes [ pdf ].
The second meeting took place on Friday, December 6, 2013, in Brussels.
The third meeting took place on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Brussels.
The fourth meeting took place on Friday, December 4, 2015, in Brussels.
The fifth meeting took place on Friday, December 2, 2016, in Brussels.
The sixth meeting took place on Friday, December 1, 2017, in Brussels.
The seventh meeting took place on Friday, December 7, 2018, in Brussels.
The eighth meeting took place on Friday, December 6, 2019, in Uccle.
The ninth meeting took place on Friday, October 15, 2021, in Sint-Pieters Woluwe. Minutes: 2021-10-15_BGFedBe_GA_minutes
The board is appointed by the general assembly. It oversees the daily business of the federation.
Currently, the following three people make up the board:
- Guy Van Middelem (president)
- Johan Segers (vice-president)
- Alain Chif (treasurer)
The board assigns specific tasks to competent people or to committees.
Minutes (approved) of past meetings:
A big part of the work is done by committees and people asked by the board.
These are the people investing their time and energy to make the federation serve the clubs and their players in the best possible ways:
- 4 Cubes: Luc Palmans (tournament director), Geert Van der Stricht, Guy Van Middelem
- BIC: Kristoffer De Weert (tournament director), Guy Van Middelem, Alain Chif, Maurits Pino
- BMS(BE): Geert Van der Stricht, Johan Huyck, Paulus van Rooijen
- European Championship: Johan Huyck
- Website, rating: Johan Segers
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