On Friday, May 11, we played in a nice, 100-year-old cafe in Tervuren, called ‘In de Congo’, and Rudy Bertels became the winner.
De Leuvense spelers nodigden Willem II van Oranje uit om een partijtje backgammon te spelen in het al meer dan 100 jaar oud cafeetje ‘In de Congo’ te Vossem. Ook al was het Afrikaans Museum in het nabijgelegen Tervuren nog niet heropend, waren er toch al oer geluiden te horen in het cafeetje. De OO H’s en de AA H’s rolden om de haverklap over de borden en de ogen gaven soms de uitdrukking van bitterheid en binnenpretjes. De Palm en Afrikaanse filterkoffie waren strategisch opgesteld. Maar na een tocht van bijna 200 km en goede nachtrust was het gorilla Rudi die met de allereerste In de Congo trofee ging lopen. Boeken waren er niet voor nodig, maar veel spelplezier des te meer. Het was leuk om ‘in de Congo’ te zijn. Rudi, Marc, Xtof, Paul-Willem II het zelfde volgend jaar!
- Paul – Xtof: 0-1
- Rudi – Henri: 0-1
- Xtof – Henri: 1-0
- Paul – Marc: 1-0
- Rudi – Paul: 1- 0
- Marc – Xtof: 0-1
- Henri – Marc: 1-0
- Xtof – Rudi: 0-1
- Marc – Rudi: 0-1
- Henri – Paul: 0-1
12 people showed up last Friday at the Leuven monthly 4. It was also the first round for the Spring season. Miguer, the cook of the Squash center, participate also at the tournament and had to play the first round against Toon. Surprisingly he won the game with a score of 12-0 which is a big performance against Toon who is one of the top player in Belgium. For the second a third round, Toon showed his best and won the 2 remaining games. After 2 rounds, 5 players out of the 12 had the maximum of points, Zsolt, Alain, Kristoffer, Ronny and Miguer. In the third round only Miguer lost his game and therefore we ended the tournament with 4 players having the maximum of points. When we look at the names, Zsolt, Alain & Kristoffer, we can say that Brussels was just too strong on that day. Ronny from Genk joined the victorious team.
See you next month!
8 players were present for the 3rd Leuven Monthly on Sunday 25 March. Nader K. Rad, with his 2 victories, ended at the first place of the Winter Season of the Leuven Club Championship 2018. By this, he secures the first spot in semi-finals in December.
A big thanks to Alain Chif, the most regular player in terms of participation, who came in Leuven on Sunday despite his participation to the Open Ghent on Saturday.
Next match will be on April 27 on a Friday this time, same location. This will be the Leuven Monthly 4, which is the first round of the Spring season of the Club Championship 2018. Everybody will have the chance to win this Spring season and be the second player selected for the semi-finals!
The second Leuven Monthly matches took place on 25th of February. Twelve players participated, and the first place was shared by Johan Segers and Nader K. Rad, who won all their three matches.
Next tournament: Sunday, March 25, 13:45, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. See you there!
Twelve players participated at Sunday’s Leuven Monthly 1. The tournament was also the start of the Club Championship 2018 mixing 7-point matches and 5-point matches. We had also the pleasure to welcome an old friend Toon Van Herreweghen. The first round of the Winter season has seen the victory of Nader who was the only one to win all his matches. Congratulation Nader!
Next tournament: Sunday, February 25, 13:45, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. See you there!
This Friday, December 22, it’s time for Leuven Monthly 10. We play at the Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. We start at the usual hour, 19:45.
That night, the four qualified players from the previous events will compete in the semi-finals and final of the Club Championship 2017 to determine the gold, silver and bronze medals. Even if you’re not among them, you can play a backgammon tournament too! And since its the time of year to buy presents, the prizes are all sponsored by the club.
Plan to join? Great! Please let us know in advance by Friday at 16h, by replying to this email or by letting Johan S know at +32 494 29 44 60.
Thank you for bringing your board and your clock if you have one. If you have any questions, just reply to this email.
We wish you a pleasant festive season and many jokers in the year to come!
– Backgammon Club Leuven
Ranking after round 7 of 9th Leuven Open
No. PNo. Name Score WP SB PS
1. 13 Serge Alard 6.0 27.0 21.00 27.0
20 Guy Van Middelem 6.0 24.0 20.00 21.0
3. 15 Kristoffer De Weert 5.0 26.0 18.00 18.0
14 Paul van Dijke 5.0 24.0 16.00 20.0
12 Nader K. Rad 5.0 21.0 14.00 15.0
22 Leonidas Sotiriadis 5.0 21.0 13.00 16.0
7. 32 Johan Segers 4.0 30.0 13.00 19.0
4 Johan Brisaert 4.0 27.0 14.00 19.0
21 Luc Palmans 4.0 25.0 14.00 17.0
31 Ronny Conaert 4.0 25.0 10.00 21.0
6 Christof Nuyttens 4.0 24.5 13.00 11.0
2 Henri Pollet 4.0 24.0 16.00 14.0
8 Rudy Bertels 4.0 24.0 11.00 17.0
23 Akbar Soltani 4.0 23.0 12.00 15.0
5 Sonja Custers 4.0 20.5 8.00 10.0
16. 29 Zsolt Tasnadi 3.0 31.0 9.00 16.0
28 Michel Lamote 3.0 28.0 10.00 11.0
26 Jalal Pourmousavi 3.0 26.0 9.00 17.0
18 Dan Pascu 3.0 25.0 9.00 12.0
7 Jan Wildiers 3.0 23.0 9.00 14.0
25 Liliane Baptista 3.0 23.0 9.00 13.0
27 Alain Chif 3.0 22.0 8.00 11.0
3 Sassan Kachanian 3.0 21.0 6.00 8.0
16 Mahir Yalçin 3.0 20.0 5.00 11.0
17 Riza Yalçin 3.0 17.0 6.00 6.0
26. 11 Paulus van Rooijen 2.0 31.0 9.00 13.0
30 Dominique Segue 2.0 27.0 8.00 12.0
1 Marc Van Haverbeke 2.0 26.0 5.00 9.0
19 Metin Ates 2.0 25.0 4.00 5.0
10 Odette Vanhorenbeek 2.0 18.0 3.00 3.0
31. 9 Charly Gibuin 1.0 27.0 4.00 7.0
24 Fakhri Soltani 1.0 23.0 2.00 7.0
Both Serge Alard and Guy Van Middelem scored 6 victories in 7 matches, and Guy won the mutual encounter. However, the tie-break rule fixed for the tournament was Buchholz, and so Serge came out on top. Congratulations to Serge!
For the detailed results per round, please consult the BGFed.be rating list (select “Leuven Open 2017” in the event menu).
For the Fonske challenge, there were three teams: Brugge, Brussels, and Leuven. For each team, the average number of points per player was calculated:
- Brugge: 4/7
- Leuven: 3.714/7
- Brussels: 3.5/7
A fine performance by the Brugge quartet: Michel Lamote, Guy Van Middelem, Paul van Dijke and Paulus van Rooijen. We hope you enjoyed the speculaas and the peperkoek.
Only two players participated: Michel Lamote and Guy Van Middelem. Michel had the better PR: well played!
Autumn is coming, and this means the Leuven Monthly tournament series will pick up again. The next two events are:
We will play three rounds. Rounds 1 and 2 will be 7-point matches, and round 3 will be a 5-point match.
Plan to come? Great! Please let us know (BackgammonClubLeuven@gmail.com or +32 494 44 60) in advance by Saturday, 19h, so that we can make the pairings. This means less waiting and more fun for everybody!
Participation is free for Leuven club member and just € 2,- for non-members.
The Leuven Monthly 7 tournament is also the first of three tournaments of the Autumn season of the Club Championship 2017. There are still two spots to earn for the play-off on Friday, December 22!
Metin Ates (left) and Marc Steyvers (right), winner and finalist, respectively, of the 1st Belgian Championship 1-point Matches, on Sunday, August 20, 2017, in Korbeek-Lo
Thank you for your participation at the 8th Leuven Backgammon BBQ and the 1st Belgian Championship 1-point matches on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Korbeek-Lo. We had a great day and we hope you did so too!
There were 31 participants from Belgium, France, Iran, the Netherlands, Roumania, and Turkey. The tournament continued until after sunset and ended in a thriller final between Metin Ates (TR) and Marc Steyvers (BE). Congratulations to Metin, the 1st Belgian Champion 1-point matches!
Some of you sended us some fine pictures (thanks!):
Album 8th Leuven BBBQ
We’re already looking forward to next year’s edition!