Leuven Monthly 9

On 25th of November the 9th Leuven Monthly games took place with 10 players. This concludes the autumn games, and the champion of this month is Toon Van Herreweghen. Also, Alain Chif has gained the highest total score for the three sessions.

The top 5 players based on their total score are as follows:

  1. Alain, 186 points
  2. Toon, 157 points
  3. Charly, 122 points
  4. Johan B. 114 points
  5. Henri, 112 points

And the champions of each session are:

  • Winter: Nader
  • Spring: Johan S.
  • Autumn: Toon

The semi-final and final games among the three session champions and the champion of total score will be held on 9th December and everyone is welcome to join us.

In the semi-final games, Nader plays against Alain, and Johan S. against Toon. Both the semi-final and final games are 9-point matches.

And finally, we’d like to congratulate Alain and Charley for being present in all Leuven Monthly games.

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10th Leuven Open – 30 Participants and a Triple Winner

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 thirty participants came together at the Abdijmolen, Heverlee, for the 10th Leuven Open. The tournament was played according to the Swiss system, comprising 7 rounds of 5-point matches, with clock.

On paper the strongest player of the pack and already winner of the 3rd and 4th editions in 2011 and 2012, Michel Lamote won all matches and the tournament. Then followed a group of seven players with 5 victories out of 7 matches. The tie-break system based on resistance points declared Sassan Kachanian as 2nd and Paul van Dijke as 3rd. Congratulations!

In the Fonske team challenge, the team from Brugge (Michel Lamote, Paul van Dijke, Paulus van Rooijen, Johan Swyngedouw and Guy Van Middelem) scored 21 victories out of 29 inter-team matches, a success rate of more than 72%. The highest number of victories was scored by Leuven, the largest team.

Following tradition, the club offered bottles of champagne to those unfortunate enough to dance with 66 on a one-point board. At the end of the day, 13 of 20 bottles had found an owner, with some players having “won” more than one bottle. The remaining bottles were easily dispatched with as well.

Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie accompanied those needing a dose of luck. At the end of the day, they went home with Odette and Jan. We hope they’ll bring many fortunate dice rolls and moments of joy and fun to their new bosses!

Thank you to everybody for participating! See you in 2019 next year for the 11th Leuven Open.

— Johan

Ranking and Games after round 7 of 10th Leuven Backgammon Open
No.  PNo.  Name                Score   R1    R2    R3    R4    R5    R6    R7 
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  1.   19  Michel Lamote          7  12:1  20:1  25:1  29:1  24:1  22:1  28:1
  2.   28  Sassan Kachanian       5  30:1   2:1  22:1  24:0  17:1  26:1  19:0
       24  Paul van Dijke         5  11:1   8:1  18:1  28:1  19:0  30:1  21:0
       22  Nick De Ruyck          5   6:1  16:1  28:0   4:1  18:1  19:0  11:1
       25  Paulus van Rooijen     5   5:1  27:1  19:0  21:1  30:0  14:1  17:1
       30  Toon Van Herreweghen   5  28:0  13:1  27:1  16:1  25:1  24:0   5:1
       21  Nader K. Rad           5  18:0  31:1  14:1  25:0   9:1  20:1  24:1
       26  Ronny Conaert          5  15:0   1:1   5:1  12:1  29:1  28:0  16:1
  9.   18  Metin Ates             4  21:1  14:1  24:0   3:1  22:0  17:0   2:1
       16  Luc Palmans            4   7:1  22:0  11:1  30:0   4:1  13:1  26:0
       20  Michiel Aps            4   9:1  19:0  17:0  31:1   7:1  21:0  13:1
       17  Johan Swyngedouw       4  23:1  29:0  20:1  15:1  28:0  18:1  25:0
       15  Lorenzo Pacini         4  26:1   4:1  29:0  17:0  13:0   9:1  12:1
       11  Kristoffer De Weert    4  24:0  23:1  16:0  14:1  12:1  29:1  22:0
 15.   29  Sonja Custers          3   8:1  17:1  15:1  19:0  26:0  11:0   6:0
       12  Laurens Verheyen       3  19:0   9:1   7:1  26:0  11:0  27:1  15:0
       13  Leonidas Sotiriadis    3   2:0  30:0   1:1   5:1  15:1  16:0  20:0
        5  Daniel Klemetz         3  25:0   3:1  26:0  13:0  31:1   4:1  30:0
       14  Liliane Baptiste       3  31:1  18:0  21:0  11:0   3:1  25:0   7:1
        2  Alberto Bertot         3  13:1  28:0   4:0   9:0   6:1   7:1  18:0
        9  Johan Brisaert         3  20:0  12:0   8:1   2:1  21:0  15:0  27:1
        4  Christof Nuyttens      3   1:1  15:0   2:1  22:0  16:0   5:0  23:1
        6  Guy Van Middelem       3  22:0   7:0   3:0   8:1   2:0  23:1  29:1
        1  Alain Chif             3   4:0  26:0  13:0  23:1  27:0   8:1   3:1
 25.   27  Rudy Bertels           2   3:1  25:0  30:0   7:0   1:1  12:0   9:0
        7  Henri Pollet           2  16:0   6:1  12:0  27:1  20:0   2:0  14:0
        3  Charly Gibouin         2  27:0   5:0   6:1  18:0  14:0  31:1   1:0
        8  Jan Wildiers           2  29:0  24:0   9:0   6:0  23:1   1:0    :+
 29.   31  Marc Klumpers          1  14:0  21:0  23:1  20:0   5:0   3:0    :-
 30.   23  Odette Vanhorenbeek    0  17:0  11:0  31:0   1:0   8:0   6:0   4:0
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Leuven Monthly 8

Leuven Monthly 8 took place on 28th of October with 11 players. We also had the pleasure of welcoming a new player, Ana-Maria.

After the usual 3 rounds, Toon and Dan shared the first place with maximum score.

Looking forward to meeting you in Leuven Open 9 on Sunday, 25th of November.

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Leuven Monthly 7

There were 17 players in Leuven Monthly 7 on 23rd of September, among which we welcomed Marin Alexe, who was coming for the games from Maaseik.

Besides Marin, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting two other players for the first time in Leuven: Nick from Gent and Lorenzo from Brussels. Nick shared the first place with Alain, one of our most loyal players. Following them, Odette, Charly, Toon, and Johan Brissaert got the second place by winning two out of three matches.

There are two more games before we have the final champion of this season. Looking forward to meeting you in Leuven Open 8 on Sunday, 28th of October.

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10th Leuven Backgammon Open, Sun 11 Nov 2018

More info and registration.

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Leuven Monthly 6

There were 14 players this time, including two new players, Geert and Philip (from Duffel and Brussels respectively), which we’d like to welcome to our club.

For the first time, there was no squash games in the building, and we could even hear the dice rolling on the board! A very relaxing evening for all of us.

This concluded our matches for Spring, and the winner is Johan Segers.
Johan and Alain both had 67 points for Sprint, but since Johan already have a win against Alain, he was considered the overall winner for the season. Congratulations Johan!

On the second Sunday of December, Johan will play in the finals against Nader, the winner of Winter games, and the future winner of Autumn.

The next games are scheduled as follows:

  • Leuven Monthly 7: 23/09/2018
  • Leuven Monthly 8: 28/10/2018
  • Leuven Monthly 9: 25/11/2018
  • Finals: 09/12/2018
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The first ‘In de Congo’ open 2018

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
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Leuven Monthly 4

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!

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Leuven Monthly 3

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!

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Leuven Monthly 2

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!

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