New for 2018: Birmingham Backgammon Club Training League This training league gives newer players the chance to learn from more experienced players. Experienced players get the chance to help newer players along without worrying about rating points. The emphasis is on enjoying a fun, social game and learning as we go. Results will NOT be entered for UKBGF ratings. Games are 7pts, round robin format (everyone plays everyone). The entry fee is just £5 and this will all be returned as prize money. The prize money will be split as follows: 40% - Best Coach (we vote on this) 40% - Most improved Player (again a vote) 20% - Top of the League (2 points for a win, 1 point for a loss) The League will run from 13th August to the end of September 2018. We will take entrants up to the end of August. To enter, please contact Shaun Goode or come and see us on a Monday evening. Happy rolling!
Birmingham Backgammon Club at Moseley Festival Street Fair
Birmingham Backgammon Club had a stall at the Moseley Festival Street Fair on Saturday 23rd June. A fun day of sunshine and backgammon took place, and there was plenty of interest from the people of Moseley. Many thanks go to Ann Fleming for her handiwork in producing a great stall and everyone who volunteered their time to help out. Below are a few pictures from the event:
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.