Backgammon at the Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis

As I am not able to get to the Laburnum Centre every week now I want to start meeting at the Waverley twice a month so starting next month lets aim to meet there on the last Thursday in the month at 8 pm on the 31 st  January 2019 and as usual on the second Thursday of the month of February on the 14th.

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 ended 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 now I have managed to win again. If you would like to join us for Season 6 we will be starting soon come 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, 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 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. Last updated 14/06/18 on Season 5. 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

Like our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bognorbackgammon/

Waverley Marine Drive West, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2QA