11th Leuven Backgammon Open, Sun 10 Nov 2019

The Brasserie De Abdijmolen is the venue of the 10th Leuven Open backgammon tournament on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Sunday, 10th November 2019
Brasserie De Abdijmolen
Abdij van Park 4
3001 Heverlee

The Backgammon Club Leuven is pleased to announce the 11th Leuven Backgammon Open on Sunday, 10th November 2019 in the beautiful Brasserie de Abdijmolen in Heverlee (Leuven). The Abdijmolen is ideally situated on the outskirts of Leuven City Centre in Heverlee next to the beautifully restored abbey Abdij van Park. We’re looking forward to your participation!

Registration and Fees

  • €29, if paid not later than November 3rd via bank transfer, or
  • €35, if paid after November 3rd; paid in cash on the tournament day.

Included in the fee:

  • At arrival: coffee, tea, juice, water, viennoiseries
  • Lunch: soup, sandwiches, coffee
  • Participation in the main tournament and the Fonske challenge

Cash payments on the day of thournament can be paid to Henri Pollet, Johan Segers, or Nader K. Rad.

Bank transfer can be done to the following account:
Backgammon Club Leuven
IBAN BE84 7360 4493 9659

Don’t forget to register using the online registration form.


  • 09:00 Welcome: breakfast and coffee
  • 10:00 Rounds 1 to 3
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rounds 4 to 7
  • 18:30 Prize ceremony
  • 19:00 Dinner (optional)


Swiss format, 7 rounds, 5-point matches.
Clock: Bronstein, 10 minutes bank time plus 12 seconds per move.

Fonske Challenge

Fonske is the name of the statue of the book-reading, beer-spilling student at the Rector De Somerplein in the city of Leuven. Following the example of the ‘Brugse Zotten’, Fonske challenges backgammon clubs in Belgium to show what they are worth and compete for a ‘Fonske surprise’, in addition to eternal fame and glory.

Rules of the Fonske Challenge


Cool, fun, and tasty prizes!