Rob Perry is Midlands Backgammon League Champion - again!
Rob Perry came through at the end of 2017 to win a record 5th MBGL title.
Paul Plumptre has won the title three times, while Matthew Fisher, Richard Carter and Dave Penn have each won once.
The five members we are sending to play in the national "Champions League" event are Rob, Paul, Dave Penn, Dave Pritchard and Matthew.
Any interested person can follow the progress of the MBGL at www.mwdata.co.uk/midlandsbackgammonleague
Update for 2017
Each evening will follow a consistent format, as follows.
The Club will open from 7.00pm for informal chat, friendlies, registration for the knockouts. We will begin at 8.00pm sharp with eight-player 5-point knockouts. As the evening progresses and players are eliminated further knockouts will begin. 5-point knockouts will be succeeded by 3-pointers and finally 1-pointers as we draw on in the evening.
A record of all results will be kept and notified to the UKBGF for rating purposes. This will add another layer of relevance to all matches. The winners of each eight-player knockout will gain points as follows. Five for a 5-pointer, three for a 3-pointer and one for a 1-pointer. Winners of any four-player 5-pointer or 3-pointer knockout will gain 1 point. In order to encourage players to turn up regularly and support the Club, each player will gain one point each time they attend. At the end of the year points gained will determine who will become the Club Champion.