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Backgammon at the Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis

As I have given up teaching at the Laburnum Center now I have started to meet up at the Waverley twice a month now, on the second  Thursday in the month at 8 pm as usual and the last Thursday of the month more for teaching. So if you looking to learn the game or improve come along for some lessons with other players or let me know if you are interested in one to one tuition. Next meet 10th of October for our regular league matches as the new Season 8 is under way, I am on holiday on the 26th of September so the next teaching meeting is on the 31st of October, that date rings a bell for some reason, before this hopefully see many of you for the Sussex Challenge Cup on the 12th of October not many spaces left to fill now.

We had a new name on the cup for Season 6 congratulations to Ian Judd who can’t be caught http://bognor.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_446833689.html  so won the Bognor Cup. We have had 4 winners, myself, Peter Christmas twice, Crispin Duke and Ian North also twice. Season 7 is coming to an exciting finale with just 2 matches to play and only an Ian can win it but which one will it be. We play 7 point matches similar to the London league format and we will be starting Season 8 very soon so let me know if you wanted to join in. See the results page for more details or below for links to the website, would be great to have a second league of 4 players too.

Depending on the numbers turning up we can arrange a number of events to suit the needs and requests of the players here are some ideas of what we can arrange on the day.

If you are just learning the game or been playing for years you are welcome to come along to learn how to improve your game, play some social games or take your first steps towards joining the National UK Backgammon Federation http://ukbgf.com/ which organises team events, inter league matches and raising the profile of backgammon in the UK. Bognor is now a recognised club where you can earn an official ranking as your result can be recorded in the database, http://results.ukbgf.com/bognor/ the largest collection of results in the World. Also the British Isles Backgammon Association known as Biba has lots of tournaments and information so well worth a visit if you wanted to know more about backgammon going on in the UK now. http://www.backgammon-biba.co.uk/

We will play various matches but always willing to help new players who haven’t much experience playing competitive live games so don’t worry what ever you standard of play there will be someone who can give you some tips on how to improve your game.

Double Vs Single (two players take on a single player) Good for learning, as the team are allowed to discuss their moves and talking allowed between players. Chouette Another great way of learning more about the game.
You start by all rolling the dice, to find the order, highest becomes the man in the box who plays the rest who make up the team in order of captain, 2, 3, 4th etc in command, if the team wins the captain goes in to the box and the losers goes to the end of the team players. If the box wins the Captain goes to the end of the line and 2nd in command becomes Captain and everyone else moves up a place.

We could also run a swiss tournament so everyone gets to play everyone else in the club you can sign up for this here. This will be 5 point matches all play all format. http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/AzixvzhwBJ

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Waverley Marine Drive West, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2QA
http://www.youngs.co.uk/pubs/waverley