Saturday 2nd March 2024 Tournament

In a lot of ways, this tournament was quite remarkable.

Martin is now 10/10. He played for the first time and won in September 5/5 and now in March without dropping a match. Steve looked as though he was on track to achieve the same result being 8/8, winning last month until playing Hammon and Martin. The winner was still not decided until the last match. Martin had to beat Steve otherwise Steve would have won on a +/- countback.

The other amazing game’s were both between Morteza and Hammon. In the first, Hammon had a blot on Morteza’s 1 and 2 points behind a 4 point prime. Morteza had one piece to bring home sitting on the 13 point. Only dbl6 or 6/5 would swing the game as Hammon had a full home board prime. He rolled a 6/5.

Later in the match Morteza sitting on the bar needed a dbl 6 to enter Hammons 5 point home board, hit on the 13 point and cover his blot on the one point. Sure enough he rolled the magic 6/6!

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Saturday 6th April 2024

Despite the weather, yesterday’s tournament went ahead but without Dave who unfortunately got massively delayed, sitting in an immobile train. I played in his stead and won him a bottle of wine, which I hope is some sort of recompense.

I decided, with 10 starters, to try something a little different as two 5 player RRs + a final/consolation was likely to be too long given our approx. 5 hour time constraint.

Gary Stavrou, who runs a weekly tournament at the Nth Ryde RSL, has adapted a Swiss system that I used to run at the Woolly Bay Hotel many years ago.

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Saturday 2nd September 2023 Tournament

Our September tournament went off quite well. We’d always like more players but Olga, Martin and Alex played here for the first time.

There was no argument over who won the dinner for two and the $110 in the pools. Martin won 5/5.

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Saturday 6th May 2023 Tournament

This month’s tournament was a quieter affair than the past two.

We played 4 player RR with an interesting financial result.

James entered the $5 pool.

Matt entered the $10 pool

Rob and Ben entered all the pools, $5, $10 and $20 pools.

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Saturday April 1st 2023 Tournament

12 players = 2 groups of 6 Round Robin.

The same 3 players as last month rolled their way to the Final and Consolation with the addition of Jamie who was looking as though he’d sweep the board before running out of puff in the Semi-Final and then Consolation Final!

The order was slightly different though with Morteza beating Adam for the dinner for two in the Final and Aram winning the Consolation.

Adam had the last laugh though. Morteza had only entered the $10 pool winning $80. Adam took home a bottle of wine plus $255!

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Sydney Backgammon Club’s Saturday May 4th 2024 Tournament at 10am.

The Royal Automobile Club of Australia is a private club.

If you intend to play please be aware that SBC annual membership ($25) is required for entrance to the RACA. 

Membership payment and/or notice of attendance to be received prior to 4pm Friday 5th April 2024. 

I am required to supply a list of players/guests. Please bring ID (driving license?)

$20 will be returned in prizes at the end of year tournament in December

Sydney Backgammon Club

BSB 082-309

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Saturday March 4th 2023 Tournament

Thanks to Megan Lavender and everyone that has assisted in getting us to this point.

Megan Lavender, Board Member of the RACA

The first tournament in our new home at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia was a pleasure to direct.

We were expecting 12 players but illness and misunderstanding made it 8 on the day. A lovely number

I ran two 4 player round robins.

The two best in each played off for the final and Consolation.

Father, Aram and daughter, Aslin in one, Adam and Morteza in the other.

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Great News!

It is with pleasure that I can announce that the

Sydney Backgammon Club’s

new home is at:

The Royal Automobile Club of Australia

They have generously offered to host us for a tournament
on the first Saturday of every month.

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