Archive News 2008
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Backgammon Live in London
Congratulations to Jon Williams who won the 64 player 7 point KO at London on the weekend of 8-9th November. Susan Bourne also won various trophies in other events.
Jon Williams and Susan Bourne
Susan wins 11 point KO
Congratulations to Susan Bourne who, after five rounds of tough 11 point KO matches, triumphed in a close 11-10 win over George Hall to win the 2008 event.
Susan and George
Fanika at Venice
Congratulations to Fanika Petkovska who won the Ladies tournament and the amateur last chance at the Venice International at the end of November.
Silver for Irving
Congratulations to Irving Czechowicz who won a silver medal at the MSO tournament in London. He won 5/6 games in the Vincent Square Cup to tie with Peter Bennett, John Reddington and Nicky Check. On sum of opponents scores Peter and Irving were 1st=, but Peter won their individual match, so was awarded the Gold.
Manchester One Day Tournament 2008
Sunday 13th April 2008
Manchester’s 6th annual One Day Tournament was attended by 54 players at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 13th April.
This year was our first international event with Tom Duignan from Ireland and Mike Hanson flying in from Dubai, there were also three current or former British Open champions in the field.
As usual five rounds of 5 point matches in the afternoon qualified the top 16 (some who won 3 matches by random draw) for the main final and the rest played in a consolation. No British champions managed to qualify.
Mike Hanson qualified and then won his first 2 matches in the knock out phase. However, he had to get back to the airport to take his plane back to Dubai. An expected train journey was now turned into a taxi booking. His 7 point match semi final became a 5 point match against Rodney Lighton. He quickly won 5-0 and now had only half an hour left to play the final. Myke Wignall very sportingly agreed to play a 3 pointer and two quick games later, Mike H was clutching a trophy, prize money and taking the taxi to the airport where he was in time to get his plane and passengers back to Dubai.
Liverpool players dominated the Consolation and Last Chance with John Wright beating Nick Hession in the former and a very delighted Angie Dell beating Simon Jones in the Last Chance.
Paul Gilbertson beat Rachel Rodes to win the one point.
As usual everyone enjoyed the buffet lunch and tea, the backgammon and the occasion. Thanks to Lorraine Lighton, Ellie Lighton, Irving Czechowicz and members of the Manchester Club for their hard work on the day.
Dorothy wins BIBA Consolation
Congratulations to Dorothy Lee who won the consolation KO at BIBA in March beating former club member Uldis Lapikens 7-0 in the final.
Uldis Lapikens and Dorothy Lee with trophies and prizes