Congratulations to Simonetta (wife of co-organiser Roland) Herrera on beating Julian Fetterlein in a double match point thriller to take the top honour, including a not insubstantial five thousand bucks. For those interested, the full results will soon be posted on the web-site.
Along with a hefty British contingent, there were plenty of internationals present, with representatives from Austria, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and Norway, as well as half a dozen strong Danish players.
Fibs players were thin on the ground but certainly featured in the later rounds of the championship flight. Relative newbie fibsters london and MissTree won through to the semi finals and quarter finals respectively. Both of them, along with Simonetta and indeed yours truly, play in the Bristol Backgammon league http://www.bristol-backgammon.org/
. My performance was rather less spectacular, as I contrived to lose matches in the Intermediate main flight, the consolation and the last chance - every time to the eventual winners. However, at least this allowed plenty of opportunities for stop pots and blitzes, ably co-ordinated by Mike Main, organiser of Backgammon in London http://www.backgammoninlondon.com
All in all, a great weekend of Backgammon, which (we are assured) will be repeated this time next year.