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Backgammon at the Waverley Pub in Bognor Regis

The Good News is the Waverley is opening on the 20th of July so Iwill check with them if it is ok to resume the backgammon, it maybe we can play on the outside tables or they may have the tables inside further apart. If all is well we could have our first meeting on the 30th of July as the last Thursday of the month at 8  pm.  I will post any updates about the Sussex Cup here too, at the moment I am hopefully it will still be able to go ahead on the 24th of October as planned unless we are still in lock down.

We are now meeting at the Waverley twice a month, on the second  Thursday in the month at 8 pm as usual and the last Thursday of the month when I will have time to help players looking to improve their game. 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 26th of March, season 8 now has 5 possible winners an exciting finale looks set, I will be giving lessons to anyone keen to learn more and there will be some looking to play a their last few matches at our next league meeting on the 9th of April. We may be able to start Season 9 so come along if you want to get involved in playing 7 point matches, £10 to enter with cash prize and Bognor Cup to be held for the season.

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 9 let me know as we could well have 2 leagues running if we have enough players who want to commit to playing 7 point matches.

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.

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