St Annes Places Well at UK Backgammon Championships

St Annes at UK Backgammon Championships by Ian Squire. Backgammon Club Captain @ SALTSC | 12th August 2019

St Annes did really well at the weekend in the UK Backgammon Clubs Championships. We just missed out on getting into the last 8 winning 8 matches and losing 7.

Ian say... Very well done, team. We certainly held our own and came so close to getting into the final 8 stage.

I am very proud of each and every one of you. Paul, great result against the guy from Ealing. Mark, you were very unlucky against the guy from Worcester in the first match. Oliver, your pr s were consistently better than all your opponents. David, consistent as ever, a very sound display. And I will never forget that epic match against Geoff from Ealing. I loved that double 5 at the end! Thanks for turning out for St Annes Backgammon Club.

The Ealing A team that we beat are some of the very best UK players. One of them, Lawrence Powell came 3rd in the World Championships 2018. That was a huge result for us and we should be very proud of ourselves.

Martin Barkwill is with Ian David Squire and Oliver Squire. UK Clubs Championship, York 2018. "St Anne's Club. A recently formed club run by Ian David Squire. Their first entry in this event." Martin Barkwill

Also on Saturday St Annes Backgammon Club member David Wallbank was runner up in the main Intermediates Tournament winning a trophy and £240 prize money. Very well done, David!