The Newcastle Open Backgammon Tournament was played at Charlestown Bowling club on September 16 .
Martin Sagradian is the 2018 Newcastle Open Champion, following up on his 2018 NSW Open win. Martin defeated Arthur Ramer in a shortened final after both players agreed to split the money and play a game for the trophy. The Consolation was won by Newcastle’s Greg Mitchell over David Reitzen. Photos to follow.
24 players from Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra made up 6 round robins with all winners qualifying for the Championship knock out Final. Four of the 6 spots in the final went to Newcastle players but Alan Cathcart and Adrian Marisescu both fell just short, taking out the semi-finalist prizes.