Archive News 2013
Maurice wins 11 Point KO
Congratulations to Maurice Ekpenyong who beat Steve Lee in the final to win the 2013 11 point KO.
Maurice receives the trophy from Kevin Jones
Club Championship 2013
Congratulations to Mark Calderbank who led the club championship for most of the year and deservedly won by a large margin. Abdollah Ahmadi and Irving Czechowicz fought for second place with Abdollah staying 1 point ahead by winning the final 1 point KO of the year.
Manchester players swept the board at Napoleon's Casino Bradford on 7th December.
Maurice Ekpenyong beat Ian Hesketh in the main, Brian Lever won against Gill Burgess in the Consolation and Irving Czechowicz won the Last Chance against Rob Perry.
Shesh Besh 2013
Gill Burgess (Consolation winner) and Igal Farshi (Main winner)
at the Shesh Besh tournament 13th May 2013
Manchester One Day
For the first time ever we sold out the tournament. 56 players entered and settled down to a busy day of backgammon and food. It was pleasing to see some new young entrants; Eli Nixey aged seven, being the youngest, who earned the largest cheer of the day when he beat Irving Czechowicz in the first round of the qualifying. Unusually there were four parent and child combinations among the entrants - four fathers, three sons and one daughter. The entrants played 5 rounds of 5 point matches starting at 11 a.m. to qualify for the KO stage. 16 qualified for the main knockout and the other 40 played in the consolation.
This year was a clean sweep for Manchester based players who won all four of the competitions. First time entrant Abdel Khadorie had an excellent day winning the main and the one point, beating last year's runner up Alastair Woods in the main, with John Ross and Rodney Lighton being the losing semi-finalists. The consolation was the last event to finish at 10 pm with last year's main winner George Hall beating Ian Shimwell. In the Last Chance 14 year old Adam Forshaw (who had lost all his matches up to then) was delighted to win, beating Lee Gorton who has returned to Manchester after an absence of several years.
Thanks to Irving Czechowicz, Annette Jones, Kevin Jones and Lorraine Lighton for directing, scoring, administration and catering. Also to entrants for helping to set up and to Manchester Bridge Club for hosting the event.