14th Leuven Backgammon Open, Sunday 12 Nov 2023

The 14h Leuven Open will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2023, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Leuven. This is the same venue as the one for the Leuven Monthly tournaments but it is different from last year’s venue.

Please register in advance via the online registration form. The registration fee (including lunch) is €25, to be paid not later than Monday November 6 by bank transfer to Backgammon Club Leuven, BE84 7360 4493 9659.

Information and registration.

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Leuven Monthly in Autumn

After the Summer break, the Leuven Monthly tournament series resumes on Sunday, September 17 in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. Please arrive by 12:45 for the dice to roll at 13:00. Further dates in Autumn are Sunday October 15, November 19, and December 17.

Free entry, everybody welcome, no registration required. We play five 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock, and expect to finish by 18:30. Match results between BGFed.be members (10 euro/year) are recorded in the national rating list.

In the Club Championship 2023, Markus and Toon have already earned a spot in the semi-final. Two more spots are at stake: all you need to do is to win the Autumn season or end up high in the overall championship ranking.

Last but not least: mark your calendar for the 14th Leuven Open on Sunday, November 12.

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Backgammon afternoon Sunday July 30 in Bistro de Borre, Bierbeek

Looking for some live dice action? This Sunday, July 30, afternoon we’ll be playing some friendly matches starting from 13:00 in Bistro de Borre, Wijnenberg 2, 3360 Bierbeek. See you there!

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Leuven Monthly, June 18

The Spring season of the Leuven Club Championship 2023 will reach its conclusion with the Leuven Monthly tournament of Sunday, June 18, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. Please arrive by 12:45 for the dice to start rolling at 13:00.

In the Club Championship’s Spring ranking, Toon Van Herreweghen is leading by 10 points, followed by Daniel Rozenberg (8 points) and Henri Pollet (7 points). Since there are 6 points to be gained next Sunday, nothing is decided yet.

Free entry, everybody welcome, no registration required. We play five 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock, and expect to finish by 18:30. Match results between BGFed.be members (10 euro/year) are recorded in the national rating list.

Other live Leuven backgammon events:

  • Leuven Monthly 2023 Winter season: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
  • Leuven Open 2023: November 12

Live BGFed.be events:

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Backgammon in the Merry Month of May

The Spring season of the Leuven Club Championship 2023 continues with the Leuven Monthly tournament of Sunday, May 21, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. Please arrive by 12:45 to have your name included in the pairings for the games to start at 13:00.

Free entry, everybody welcome, no registration required. We play five 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock, and expect to finish by 18:30. Match results between members of the Belgian Backgammon federation BGFed.be (10 euro per year) are recorded in the Belgian rating list.

Other live Leuven events:

  • Leuven Monthly 2023 Spring season: May 21, June 18 (complete calendar)
  • Leuven Open 2023: November 12

Live BGFed.be events:

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Markus is Winter 2023 Champion – Spring season starts on Leuven Monthly, April 16

The Winter season of the Leuven Club Championship 2023 comprised the Leuven Monthly tournaments of January, February and March. After three rounds, Markus Förster and Toon Van Herreweghen lead the ranking with 13 points. Since Markus has defeated Toon in January, he wins the Winter title. Congratulations! Markus has thereby secured the first spot out of four in the knock-out stage to be played on December 17. For the full ranking, please see the online spreadsheet.

The Spring season starts with the Leuven Monthly tournament of Sunday, April 16, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. As always, please arrive by 12:45, so we can start playing at 13:00.

Free entry, everybody welcome, no registration required. We play five 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock, and expect to finish by 18:30. Match results between members of the Belgian Backgammon federation BGFed.be (10 euro per year) are recorded in the Belgian rating list.

Other live club events:

  • Leuven Monthly 2023 Spring season: April 16, May 21, June 18 (complete calendar)
  • Leuven Open 2023: November 14

Events by other BGFed.be clubs:

  • Gent Open, April 22
  • Belgian Individual Championship, June 24-25
  • Belgian Backgammon Beach Day, September 10

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Leuven Monthly: Winter Champion to be decided on March 19, 2023

The next Leuven Monthly tournament will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. Please arrive no later than 12:45. Free entry. No registration required.

We will play five rounds, 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock. The pairings will made via ludite. We expect to be done by 18:30.

Together with the past tournaments of January 8 and February 19, next Sunday’s tournament completes the Winter Season of the Leuven Club Championship 2023. The winner secures one out of four seats in the knock-out stage on December 17. Henri Pollet is leading with 10 championship points, followed closely by Alain Chif, Markus Förster and Toon Van Herreweghen with 9 championship points. The points continue to add up throughout the year, as the last spot in the knock-out stage is determined on the basis of the overall ranking.

Match results between BGFed.be members (10 euro per year) will be recorded in the Belgian rating list.

Looking forward to welcoming you on one of our live events!

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Leuven Monthly 2023: Winter Season

The next Leuven Monthly tournament will take place on Sunday, February 19, 2023, in Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. Please arrive no later than 12:45. Free entry. No registration required.

We will play five rounds, 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock. The pairings will made via ludite. We expect to be done by 18:30.

Together with the tournaments of January 8 and March 19, next Sunday’s tournament comprises the Winter Season of the Leuven Club Championship 2023. The winner secures one out of four seats in the knock-out stage on December 17. In January, Alain Chif won all five matches, but he’s followed closely by Guy Van Middelem, Henri Pollet and Markus Förster.

Match results between BGFed.be members (10 euro per year) will be recorded in the Belgian rating list.

Looking forward to welcoming you on one of our live events!

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Leuven Monthly and Club Championship 2023: Mark Your Calendar

Congratulations to Toon Van Herreweghen, Club Champion 2022 (report), and thank you to all participants of the Leuven Monthly events of 2022. We hope you had a great time!

In 2023, we will continue the tournament series and the club championship in essentially the same format. Except for the Summer months, we play each 3rd Sunday of the month in the Squash Club De Vaart, Kolonel Begaultlaan 15, 3012 Wilsele. We kick off the year exceptionally on January 8 already, in view of the Vlissingen Masters on January 14-15. This gives the following dates for 2023:

  • January 8 (attention: 2nd Sunday)
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17 (play-off club championship)

Please arrive at 12:45, so we can make the pairing and start playing at 13:00. No registration required. Free entry. Matches between BGFed.be members will count for the national rating list.

In addition, the 14th Leuven Open will take place on Sunday, November 12. Mark your calendar!

We wish you relaxing holidays and we look forward to rolling the dice again in 2023!

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Leuven Open winner and Club Champion: Toon’s double 2022 title

In the knock-out stage of the Club Championship 2022, four players met each other for semi-finals and finals to determine the top-3. These were Dan Pascu (Winter champion), Johan Segers (Spring and Autumn champion), and Toon Van Herreweghen and Henri Pollet, in view of their spot in the overall club championship ranking. All matches were to be played to 9 points.

In the semi-final between Dan and Johan, it was Johan who took a quick lead with 5-0. But despite advancing to 7-4, he had to let Dan come back to 7-7. In the final game, an early (mandatory) cube was given, and Dan won, to secure the first spot in the final. In the other semi-final, Toon defeated Henri. This meant that the final was to be played between Dan and Toon, while Henri and Johan would fight for the third place. In the final, it was now Dan how took a quick 5-0 lead, but Toon who made a come-back. He eventually won the match and thus the championship title, just over a month after winning the Leuven Open. Congratulations, Toon — and thanks also for the efficient administration! In the other match, Henri won and completed the top-3.

The Club Championship 2022 podium (left to right): Henri Pollet (3), Johan Segers (4), Toon Van Herreweghen (1), Dan Pascu (2).

Besides these matches, a regular Leuven Monthly took place too, with nine participants. The Soccer WC2022 final at 16h meant that some players left early to watch the match and cheer for their favourite team. Nevertheless, some fun and interesting backgammon action took place in the familiar venue of the Squash Club De Vaart in Wilsele.

In 2023, the Leuven Monthly and Club Championship tournament series starts again, in the familiar format. Normally, we play each third Sunday of the month. In January, however, we play exceptionally already on Sunday, January 8, an view of the Vlissingen Masters tournament on January 14-15.

We wish you happy holidays and we look forward to resume live backgammon action in 2023!

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