Winning streak

On Sunday, February 20, eighteen players indulged in the pleasure of live backgammon at the Leuven Monthly tournament in Squash Club De Vaart in Wilsele. Besides many familiar faces smiling happily to see each other again, we were delighted to welcome not less than four new players: Andrei, who came all the way from the Netherlands, and, from Charleroi, Gaetano, his wife Ana and his father Mario.

We followed the usual format: five rounds, 5-point matches, with doubling cube and clock. Master of ceremony Toon ensured the pairings were done efficiently, with duels between players having the same number of victories so far, according to the so-called Swiss tournament format.

The tournament was the second stage of the Club Championship 2022. In the ranking, Henri and Toon take the lead with 9 points to claim the Winter title and thereby the first spot in the semi-finals to be held in December. Please find the full ranking via the link in the menu.

The tournament marked the end of a record winning streak by Johan Brisaert: 15 official matches in a row. Amazing! Actually, yesterday, he won even a 16th match, but since his opponent was not a member (yet?), it does not count for the national rating list.

All welcome for the next Leuven Monthly tournament on Sunday March 20, from 13:00 to 18:30, in Squash Club De Vaart (Wilsele). Participation is free, no registration is required, just be on time (12:45), that’s all!

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