Backgammon at the Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis
Every Second Thursday in the month at 8 pm next meeting on the 12 th April 2018.
If you would like to learn to play or know the basics but want to learn a bit more before coming to one of our meetings I will be teaching at the Laburnum Centre in Lyon Street Bognor Regis at 1 pm every Wednesday in 2018. It is an over 50 club, great value for money as they have lots of other activities going on including a gym and subsidised meals. So please feel free to come along, raise you level of backgammon and have some fun, contact the Laburnum Club for more details with this link.
We are now ready to start Season 5 of the Bognor Cup matches, we have had 3 winners, myself, Peter Christmas, followed by Crispin Duke and lastly Ian North the last twice and it is NOT too late to join us, we play 7 point matches similar to the London league format. See the results page for more details or below for links to the website.
If any Bognor Players wish to join us for the National team event this year please let me know to see if we can get the 5 needed otherwise we can join with Brighton to send a South Coast Team along, see details here, https://ukbgf.com/registration-now-open-7th-clubs-championship-2018/
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 the only club South of London 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/
Quick fire cube less matches all play all,
1 point for win
2 points for a gammon (opponent has not taken a man off before you bear off all your men.)
3 points for a backgammon (opponent still has a man in your home board when you finish bearing off.)
0 points for a loss
3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 point matches for those looking for longer matches and have experience using the doubling cube.
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 have now started the first tournament it is a league all play all in 7 point matches and there is a website set up to keep a all the results for this here. http://bognor.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_446833689.html
Do you want to play in the first Bognor Open KO tournament you can sign up here. Number of points to be agreed with players on the night.
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