transformed from formal non-profit organization to de facto association

At the General Assembly of Friday, October 15, 2021, it was decided that the formal non-profit organization underlying the federation was to be dissolved and that the federation was to continue its activities as a de facto association (NL: feitelijke vereniging; FR: association de fait). The name, website, activities and all the material and immaterial resources of the NPO (tournaments, competition, rating list, membership of the World Backgammon Federation) are to be transferred to this new association, which will be managed by current president Guy Van Middelem.

Minutes of the general assembly of October 15, 2021.

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Backgammon in Brussels, weekly on Wednesday evening

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

When: weekly on Wednesday at 8pm sharp. First meeting: October 6, 2021.

No money games. You can play for fun or, as member (only 10,- € per year) for the official Belgian rating list.

No registration beforehand needed. Just one condition: be on time!

Wishing you good luck and lots of fun.

Contact: Chantal (+32 474 32 66 50, SMS only).

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Backgammon Club Leuven is rolling again!

After a long break, the monthly Leuven club gatherings will resume again: Mark your calendar on Sunday September 19, October 24, and November 28, 2021, each time in Squash Club de Vaart (Wilsele), from 1pm to 6pm. Format: five 5-point matches.

Moreover, the 12th Leuven Open will take place on Sunday November 21, 2021, in de Abdijmolen (Heverlee). Maximum 24 participants, preregistration required.

Info and registration:

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Leuven Open 2020 cancelled

We’ve been thinking hard and long about this one: another venue, another tournament format, etc. But in the end we see no other option. Sometimes, it’s just better to pass than to play on and risk a gammon.

So, for the first time since 2009, there will be no Leuven Open Backgammon this year. We hope that the 12th edition can and will take place in 2021, with the familiar ingredients that give the tournament its unique flavour.

Thank you for your understanding. Looking forward to better times when we can roll the dice together again.

Take care,
Henri, Johan & Nader

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4 Cubes 2020 cancelled

Beste vrienden, ploegkapiteins,

Het zal niet verbazen dat het organisatiecomité besloten heeft om de 4 Cubes 2020 te annuleren. Er moeten nog 9 van de 10 matchen gespeeld worden, en in de huidige toestand is het ondenkbaar om deze wedstrijden in de nabije toekomst nog te laten plaatsvinden.

Uiteraard hopen we in 2021 deze competitie opnieuw op te starten, maar wanneer en in welke vorm kunnen we nu natuurlijk nog niet bepalen.

In deze bizarre tijden wensen we iedereen een goede gezondheid toe, en hopen dat iedereen zijn dagelijkse levenswandel op een zo normaal mogelijke wijze kan verder zetten.

Vriendelijke groeten,

namens het organisatiecomité


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Brussels Friendly 100 postponed

Dear backgammon friends,

Due to the reinforced protocol with sanitary measures concerning mind games, Brussels Friendly 100 cannot be played tomorrow, Friday the 7th of August. Let’s hope for September, the 4th.

Kind regards, — Guy Van Middelem

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Results Brussels Friendly 99

Dear backgammon friends and/or Backgammon Club Brussels members,

For the first time since 3 months, we played live backgammon again with Brussels Friendly 99 on Friday the 3rd of July, 16 participants.

Guy won 4 out of 4. Chantal, Ithzak, Johan B. & Kristoffer follow with 3 victories.

Please, take a look at the July standings, after 4 rounds of the Brussels Friendly 2020 Championship ; note the performances from Alf & Johan B. (2x), Almira, Liliane & Lizbeth.

Next round : Brussels Friendly 100, on the 7th of August. The Championship (11 rounds) is extended till February or March 2021.

Keep on rolling,
kind regards,

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BIC 2020 continuation

Dear backgammon friends and/or BIC 2020 participants,

For the first time since +/- 4 months, we played live backgammon again with Brussels Friendly 99 on Friday the 3rd of July. With 16 participants and all the respect needed due to the strict Horeca-conditions security measures.

So, we can continue BIC 2020 again. Deadlines have been postponed for about 3-4 months. Expectation is to finish the D1 round-robin in December and the D2 groups A & B in September. Then the D2 group C can play till December. The BIC 2020 play-offs will be played from January till the end of March 2021.

Thanks for making the needed appointments, enjoy rolling,
kind regards,

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Tournaments etc. postponed/cancelled (2)

Due to the measures to limit the propagation of the COVID-19 virus, the following live backgammon activities are postponed or cancelled:

  • Leuven Monthly (Friday, April 24)
  • 4 Cubes rounds 2 & 3 (Sunday, April 26)
  • Brussels Friendly 100 (Friday, May 1)

As soon as we have more information about the meeting possibilities, the BIC competition will be rescheduled. By now, our expectation is to postpone all matches by +/- 3 months (for ex. the D2 qualifying round-robin to be finished in June will be rescheduled till September).

Online matches still valid for the rating list (see earlier post).

Take care of yourself and those around you.

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Online matches temporarily valid for rating list

Because of the current restrictions to limit the propogation of the corona virus, live backgammon events are currently impossible.

For as long as the restrictions are in force, it is therefore allowed and even encouraged to register the results of online matches for the rating list. Currently, this possibility is granted for matches played up to and including April 19.


  • Both players need to agree beforehand that the match will count for the rating.
  • A maximum of 50 match points per player per week can be registered. Weeks start on Mondays.
  • As before, only results of matches between members can be registered. See the rating list for current members.

As far as the online environment permits, players are encouraged to simulate the circumstances of live play:

  • Hide the pipcount.
  • No computer analysis (PR) visible during the match.
  • Use of clock, for instance 2 minutes per match plus 12 seconds per move.

How to communicate your results

The match winner communicates the result to the rating responsible of his or her club:

  • Brugge: Line Vandamme
  • Brussels: Guy Van Middelem
  • Gent: Bert Van Kerckhove
  • Leuven: Johan Segers

Results need to be communicated within a week. Please indicate clearly:

date, match length, winner, loser, website/app/platform

Have fun, and keep on rolling clicking.

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