Hadi Ghayoumi (Luxembourg) wins 8th Leuven Backgammon Open

Thank you to all players for a wonderful backgammon day! We had great fun, we hope you did so too.

Ranking and Games after round 6 of 8th Leuven Backgammon Open
No.  PNo.  Name                     R1    R2    R3    R4    R5    R6   Score
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  1.   23  Hadi Ghayoumi           26w1   5b1  29w1  24b1   9w1  10b1   6
  2.    9  Rudy Bertels            18b1  25w1  15b1   1w1  23b0  22w1   5
       15  Marc Van Haverbeke      10w1  24b1   9w0  13b1  27w1   1b1   5
  4.    1  Paul van Dijke           2w1  14b1  12w1   9b0  28w1  15w0   4
       29  Robin Bilderbeek        20b1  22w1  23b0  10w0   8b1  19w1   4
       10  Nader K. Rad            15b0  21w1  26w1  29b1  11b1  23w0   4
       24  Metin Ates              21b1  15w0  20b1  23w0  16b1  12b1   4
       28  Toader Dorinel-Mihaita  25b0  18w1  11b1  22w1   1b0  17w1   4
       27  Ronny Conaert           11b0  30w1  16b1   5w1  15b0  25w1   4
        6  Paulus van Rooijen      16b1  12w0   4b0  20w1   5b1  11w1   4
 11.   25  George Voinea           28w1   9b0   8w1  30b1  17w0  27b0   3
       11  Zsolt Tasnadi           27w1   7b1  28w0  12b1  10w0   6b0   3
       22  Masoud Darvishi          3w1  29b0  14w1  28b0  30w1   9b0   3
       20  Majid Aghajani          29w0   3b1  24w0   6b0  14w1  16b1   3
       12  Kristoffer De Weert     13w1   6b1   1b0  11w0   4b1  24w0   3
       30  Hennie Bilderbeek          +  27b0   7w1  25w0  22b0   4w1   3
       17  Nick De Ruyck              -     -  21b1  18w1  25b1  28b0   3
        8  Helena Heymans           7w0     +  25b0   2b1  29w0  18w1   3
        3  Michel Lamote           22b0  20w0  18b0  21w1  13w1   5b1   3
 20.    5  Liliane Baptista         4b1  23w0   2w1  27b0   6w0   3w0   2
       18  Sonja Custers            9w0  28b0   3w1  17b0   2w1   8b0   2
       16  Luc Palmans              6w0  13b1  27w0   7b1  24w0  20w0   2
        4  Johan Brisaert           5w0  26b0   6w1  14b1  12w0  30b0   2
       14  Nadia Falise            19b1   1w0  22b0   4w0  20b0  21w1   2
        7  Michiel Aps              8b1  11w0  30b0  16w0  19b0  26w1   2
        2  Henri Pollet             1b0  19w1   5b0   8w0  18b0  13b1   2
       19  Christof Nuyttens       14w0   2b0  13w0  26b1   7w1  29b0   2
 28.   26  Amin Niazi              23b0   4w1  10b0  19w0     -   7b0   1
       21  Ali Fatemi              24w0  10b0  17w0   3b0     +  14b0   1
       13  Alain Chif              12b0  16w0  19b1  15w0   3b0   2w0   1
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8th Leuven Backgammon Open — Almost there!

To the participants of the 8th Leuven Backgammon Open

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Brasserie De Abdijmolen, Abdij Van Park 4, 3001 Heverlee
9:00 – 19:00

So far, 30 people have registered for the Leuven Open. Thank you for being one of them!

  • You’re welcome from 9:00 to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea and some delicious viennoiseries.
  • The weather forecast for Sunday is stormy. Please drive carefully. There is free parking at the venue.
  • The tournament format is 6 rounds of 5-point matches. We play with the doubling cube and the Crawford rule.
  • Matches are timed with electronic clocks. If you’re not used to playing with a clock, no problem: just come a little earlier to practice. You’ll get the knack of it in no time.
  • Please be in time for the pairings at 9:45. If you’re not physically present at 9:45, you cannot play the first round.
  • At 9:50, there will be a short explanation on the EUBGF rules in force at the tournament.
  • The first round starts at 10:00.
  • Thanks in advance for bringing your board(s) and/or clock(s) if you have indicated at registration you would do so.

Looking forward to a great day!

The tournament committee
– Eric, Henri, Johan, Marc and Nader

Contact: +32 494 29 44 60 (Johan)

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4 Cubes 2016: Final Battle on Friday, November 18, at Café Sport

The fifth and final round of BGFed.be’s 4 Cubes 2016 interclub competition will take place on Friday, November 18, at 20:00, at Café Sport, Leuven. Both Leuven teams will play at home:

  • Leuven 1 vs Brussels
  • Leuven 2 vs Brugge

Regardless of the result of that evening, Leuven 2 is already sure of winning the title and the prerogative of guarding the precious 4 Cubes in 2017. Still, since Brugge holds the 2015 title, a lot of honour is at stake! Looking forward to a great backgammon evening.

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One Checker Lost and Found at October’s 4th Friday

A hilarious moment occurred when two players, whose names shall not be disclosed, noticed, during the bear-in, that one of them had been playing with 14 checkers only… The EUBGF rules state that an illegal starting position stands as it is as soon as the starting player has made his or her second roll. Moreover, a player starting with less than 15 checkers can still lose a gammon.

With two more tournaments to go in 2016 and at most 32 Championship Points to be earned, five players are still in contention to win the 2016 club title: Kristoffer (62 CP), Alain (50 CP), Nader (48 CP), Johan S. (46 CP) and Henri (42 CP). For the full results, please see the link to the spreadsheet in the menu.

The final two 4th Fridays of 2016 will take place on Friday, November 25 and December 23, at 19:45 in the Café Sport, Leuven.

No.  PNo.  Name                  R1    R2    R3    R4    Score
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  1.    3  Johan Segers          6w1   8w1   5b1   9b1    4
  2.    8  Guy Van Middelem      1w1   3b0   6w1   2b1    3
        5  Nader K. Rad          9w1   2b1   3w0   7b1    3
  4.    9  Kristoffer De Weert   5b0   7b1   1w1   3w0    2
        2  Jeroen Nuyts          7w1   5w0  10b1   8w0    2
        6  Alain Chif            3b0   4w1   8b0  10w1    2
        1  Christian Ducra       8b0  10w1   9b0   4w1    2
  8.    7  Liliane Baptista      2b0   9w0   4b1   5w0    1
       10  Henri Pollet          4w1   1b0   2w0   6b0    1
 10.    4  Gery Vermaut         10b0   6b0   7w0   1b0    0
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4th Friday, Oct 28, in the Café Sport

Our next Fourth Friday tournament takes place on

Friday, October 28
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)

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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Ronny wins yellow final of September’s 4th Friday

Eric Aries (left) and Ronny Conaert (right), both from the city of Geel, finalists of the September 4th Friday tournament. Congratulations to winner Ronny!

Eric Aries (left) and Ronny Conaert (right), both from the city of Geel, finalists of the September 4th Friday tournament. Congratulations to winner Ronny!

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!

In the Club Championship 2016 ranking, Kristoffer firmly remains on top. But there are still three tournaments to go, and a single tournament victory can make a big difference!

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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8th Leuven Open, Sun 20 Nov 2016

Information and registration

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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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