In spite of travel restrictions the 2021 NSW Open Backgammon Tournament attracted 28 entrants including some of our top players. The tournament was hosted by Sydney Backgammoners under the directorship of Gary Stavrou. This year’s NSW champion is Greg Kurrell and the runner-up is Gary Stavrou. Full results are:

Winner: Greg Kurrell 914 points
Runner-up: Gary Stavrou 825 points
3rd place: Amir Sohrabi 708 points
4th place: Ken Vaughan 614 points

Second Flight
Winner: Steve Clarry
Runner-up: David Reitzin

Side Pool
Winner: Greg Kurrell
Runner-up: Peter Brown

Happy champion Greg Kurrell holding his coveted crystal cube award and sporting the Champion’s cap, with runner-up Gary Stavrou.