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News Archive2021-11-23T20:08:17+11:00

News Archive

Grant’s Puzzles #244

April 24, 2022|

How should White play 62 here?
See the solution.

Courtesy of Grant Hoffman

SYDBG Three Strikes

April 22, 2022|

Sydney Backgammoners new tourney Three Strikes and You’re Out starts May 9. More info on our Tournaments page. Contact Sydney Backgammoners to signup.

Learning Session

April 21, 2022|

David Presser & Maya Peycheva play a 5-Point Match on Backgammon Galaxy with Commentary.

Autumn Newsletter 2022

April 20, 2022|

The AusBGF autumn newsletter is now out. Read it here.

LMS Winner

April 18, 2022|

Folks… The Last Man Standing has concluded. It was fitting that the last of the LMS tournaments be a match between two giants of our game – Saeed Nourmohammadi and Grant Hoffman. Grant won the match and also came 1st in the Side Pool ($1080 + $280); Saeed came 2nd ($540); Steve Nelson came 3rd in the tournament and 2nd in the Side Pool ($180 + $120).

Thank you all for your participation. I shall be replacing my three online tournaments with a single format that I trust will be popular with most of you. Full details soon. – Gary

Grant’s Puzzles #243

April 16, 2022|

How should White play 64 here?
See the solution.

Courtesy of Grant Hoffman

SABA Winner

April 13, 2022|

South Australian Backgammon Association… Bellis Fruit Bars Tournament No 3 – Angelo Ali from Hossein Haydari. Well done Angelo. Box of bars is on its way.

Travel Meetup!

April 13, 2022|

While visiting Far North Queensland, Alec Barr dropped in on FNQ Backgammon Club in Cairns for a game or two with Rosalind Baker (left) and Daphne Downs. Clubs are always open to drop-ins, so set aside club night if you are in the area.

Grant’s Puzzles #242

April 10, 2022|

How should White play 64 here?
See the solution.

Courtesy of Grant Hoffman

Coming Up at WBIF

April 7, 2022|

Women’s Online World Championship 2022.  Starts 1st May. Triple elimination; 13-point matches. First-ever women’s online championship. AusBGF will pay the entry and membership fees for AusBGF members! Only four Aussie entries so far… Mel, Cindy, Daphne and Gin. Please encourage your backgammon lady friends to have a go! More info here

World Online Speed Championship 2022. Starts 2nd May. Quintuple elimination (5 lives); 7-point matches. Entry 20 euros. Clock: 168 sec and 6 sec delay. More info here

Online Consultation Championship 2022. Starts 1st June. Each team consists of two players. Team entry 60 euros. Triple elimination; 9-point matches Using Heroes in-game video link (both teams). Each player is responsible for proper equipment (camera and microphone). More info here

All require WBIF annual membership of 10 euros. Contact Mel (ausbgf@gmail.com, or Mel Kelf on FB Messenger) if you need help.

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