8th Leuven Open, Sun 20 Nov 2016

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Ronny wins yellow final of September’s 4th Friday

After three rounds, Eric and Ronny, both living in the city of Geel, had three victories each. Their match in the fourth round would therefore decide upon the evening’s winner. Ronny came out first — congratulations!

Welcome also to new player Christian. We hope that “whatever was left of him” had a good time.

After the club’s summer excursion to the Brigde Club Pieterman, the tournament took place again in the Café Sport, which had been renovated during the summer. We immediately felt at home in the spacious and well-lit meeting room. The spaghetti bolognaise was delicious!

No.  PNo.  Name                   R1    R2    R3    R4   Score
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  1.   12  Ronny Conaert         13b1   4b1   3w1   5w1   4
  2.    5  Eric Aries             8w1   3b1   1w1  12b0   3
        2  Henri Pollet           3w0   8b1   4w1   1b1   3
        9  Alain Chif             6w1   1b0   8w1   7w1   3
  5.    1  Nader K. Rad           7b1   9w1   5b0   2w0   2
        3  Johan Segers           2b1   5w0  12b0  11w1   2
        7  Johan Brisaert         1w0   6b1  13w1   9b0   2
  8.    4  Marc Van Haverbeke    11b1  12w0   2b0     -   1
        8  Kristoffer De Weer     5b0   2w0   9b0     +   1
       13  Christian Ducra       12w0  11w1   7b0   6b0   1
        6  Gery Vermaut           9b0   7w0  11b0  13w1   1
       11  Liliane Baptista       4w0  13b0   6w1   3b0   1
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Next 4th Friday on September 23 in Café Sport

Our next Fourth Friday tournament takes place on

Friday, September 23
19:45 pairings
20:00 start first round

Café Sport, Martelarenplein 13, 3000 Leuven

Coming by car? Parking De Bond, under the railway station, is convenient and cheap (from 19:00 till 07:00 for only €3)

Tournament format: Swiss, 4 rounds, 5-point matches, with clock

Registration fee: €2 (free for BCL members)
First prize for the evening’s winner kindly offered by the club.

The tournament is also stage 9 out of 12 of our Club Championship 2016. Who will succeed Guy Van Middelem, winner of 2015?

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7th BBBQ ends in nightly final

Final of the 7th BBBQ between Alain Chif and Liévin Vandenplas (winner) on B.C.L.'s Biggammon board

Final of the 7th BBBQ between Alain Chif and Liévin Vandenplas (winner) on B.C.L.’s Biggammon board. – Picture by LP

In the final, played on the club’s Biggammon board, Alain’s prime was the first to crack, and Liévin comfortably won the ending, squeezing and closing out Alain’s two rear checkers.

Thank you to all participants for a wonderful day of backgammon fun!

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Next 4th Friday, Aug 26, at Bridge Club Pieterman

Dear Backgammon friends,

Our next Fourth Friday tournament takes place on

Friday, August 26
19:45 pairings
20:00 start first round

!! new venue !!
Bridge Club Pieterman, Koning Leopold I-straat 19, 3000 Leuven
https://goo.gl/maps/VgTttwp4ib22

Parking in Leuven between 19:00 and 7:00 for €3 only: Parking Supercity, Parking De Bond, Minckelersparking, or Parking Heilig Hart.

When you enter the building, go up the stairs. We play in the room in the middle of the (very long) corridor.

Tournament director will be Nader (nader.khorrami.rad@gmail.com, +32 488 09 92 13). Please let him know if you plan to join.

Tournament format: Swiss, 4 rounds, 5-point matches, with clock

Registration fee: €2 (free for BCL members)
First prize for the evening’s winner kindly offered by the club.

The tournament is also stage 8 out of 12 of our Club Championship 2016. Who will succeed Guy Van Middelem, winner of 2015?

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July’s Fourth Friday at Bridge Club Pieterman

No. PNo.  Name                  R1    R2    R3    R4    CB Score
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  1.   5  Rad Nader             3b1   7w1   4b1   6b1   -2  4
  2.   4  Pollet Henri          8w1   2b1   5w0   3b1    0  3
  3.   3  Van Haverbeke Marc    5w0   6w1   7b1   4w0    2  2
       1  De Weert Kristoffer   2w0   8b0   6w1   7b1    0  2
  5.   8  Debus Eric            4b0   1w1     -     -    0  1
       2  Van Middelem Guy      1b1   4w0     -     -    0  1
       7  Salasi Fakhri         6b1   5b0   3w0   1w0    0  1
  8.   6  Soltani Akbar         7w0   3b0   1b0   5w0    0  0
Marc, Nader (winner & organizer), Kristoffer, Akbar and Fakhri

Marc, Nader (winner & organizer), Kristoffer, Akbar and Fakhri

For the first time, we played in one of the rooms of the Bridge Club Pieterman (Leuven). Congratulations to Nader, organising and winning the tournament! In the 2016 club championship ranking, Kristoffer fortifies his lead.

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Four-Player Tie at June’s Fourth Friday

Hereby the results of the Fourth Friday event of June 24 in Café Sport. It was perhaps the last time we could in Café Sport, which will be closed in the summer months for renovation and a grand reopening, with new owners, in August or September. A big thank you to Maurice Vanderauwera, the patron of the Café Sport, for having welcomed us in one of the many nice rooms of the Café Sport each month. Maurice also provided great technical assistance when we hosted the BIC finals the last few years. Thanks!

No.  PNo.  Name             R1    R2    R3    R4  Score
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  1.    7  Johan Brisaert       4w1  12b1   1w0  11b1  3
        1  Alain Chif           3b0   2w1   7b1   6w1  3
       11  Kristoffer De Weert  8b1   3w1   5b1   7w0  3
        4  Zsolt Tasnadi        7b0   8w1   3b1   5w1  3
  5.    5  Jeroen Nuyts        10w1   9b1  11w0   4b0  2
        2  Liliane Baptista    12b0   1b0   9w1   8w1  2
        6  Henri Pollet         9w0  10b1  12w1   1b0  2
  8.    3  Guy Van Middelem     1w1  11b0   4w0     -  1
        8  Sophie Brisaert     11w0   4b0  10w1   2b0  1
        9  Nader K. Rad         6b1   5w0   2b0     -  1
       12  Metin Ates           2w1   7w0   6b0  10b0  1
       10  Johan Segers         5b0   6w0   8b0  12w1  1
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Tweede maandag herneemt in september

Ons maandelijkse laten rollen van de dobbelstenen op de 2de maandag wordt even stopgezet tot en met augustus, wegens het drukke voetbalgeweld en vakanties die voor de deur staan.

In september nemen we met veel plezier de draad weer op voor alle geïnteresseerden.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Henri
Olé Olé

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Backgammon op het terras

Nu dat de Dag van de Arbeid, Rerum Novarum en de bloedprocessie achter de rug zijn maken we weer graag plaats voor onze partijtjes één punters in café Sport.

Ondertussen kruipt de lente lustig verder over en onder de schattige schapenwolkjes naar de zomer toe. Het gaat zo mooi zijn dat we misschien op het terras de stenen kunnen laten rollen.

Graag zie ik jullie daar, nu maandag 9 mei.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Henri

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Kristoffer wins April’s 4th Friday

Ranking and Games Leuven's April 4th Friday tournament:
No.  PNo.  Name                     R1    R2    R3    R4    Score
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  1.   12  Kristoffer De Weert     11b1   5w1   3w1   4w1    4.0
  2.    3  Ronny Conaert            6b1   1w1  12b0   7w1    3.0
        2  Dan Pascu                4w0  10b1   1w1   9b1    3.0
        9  Henri Pollet             7w1   4b1  10w1   2w0    3.0
  5.    4  Guy Van Middelem         2b1   9w0  13b1  12b0    2.0
        7  Maurits Pino             9b0   6w1   5b1   3b0    2.0
        1  Nader K. Rad             8w1   3b0   2b0   5w1    2.0
       13  Lieve Stroobants           -   8b1   4w0   6w1    2.0
  9.    5  Alain Chif              10w1  12b0   7w0   1b0    1.0
        6  Liliane Baptista         3w0   7b0   8w1  13b0    1.0
       10  Frieda Berns             5b0   2w0   9b0     +    1.0
 12.   11  Eric Debus              12w0     -     -     -    0.0
        8  Chris Stone              1b0  13w0   6b0     -    0.0
Henri Pollet (left), giving the prize to tournament winner Kristoffer De Weert (right). Congratulations!

Henri Pollet (left), giving the prize to tournament winner Kristoffer De Weert (right). Congratulations!

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