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 meeting is on the  30th of January, I will be giving lessons to anyone keep to learn more and there will be some looking to play a few matches before our next meeting on the 13th of February.

We had a new name on the cup for Season 6 congratulations to Ian Judd but could not retain his title see how Season 8 is progressing with this link http://bognor.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_446833689.html to the Bognor Cup. We have had 4 winners, myself, Peter Christmas twice, Crispin Duke and Ian Judd once and Ian North 3 times. If you wanted to get involved with season 8 let me know as time is running out but you can play against other members or come along for some lessons at the end of the month.

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