Last places available for backgammon championship

Anyone in the Lakes play backgammon? There’s still time to enter the third annual Lake District backgammon championship which will be staged at Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel on Sunday March 13.

Leading players from across the UK have already registered for the contest, but the organiser, hotel owner Jonathan Kaye, has four places left for the event.

“You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy this,” said Jonathan. “Backgammon is a game of chance as well as skill, and it is great fun to take part. We’ve had some surprising results in the past.”

The competition, backed by the UK Backgammon Federation, has been growing in popularity since it was launched at the hotel in 2014. It also led to the formation of a Lake District club which meets monthly.

Last year’s contest was won by Edinburgh-based science researcher Samantha Wilkinson who took the title after a thrilling final against financier Barry Teece, also from Edinburgh.

Jonathan said: “It’s always a really exciting day, with some terrific matches. Backgammon is growing in popularity and our monthly club has seen some great competition during the past year.”

The first prize is a two-night stay at the Cedar Manor Hotel. Those interested in competing should call 015394 43192 as soon as possible.

 

 

More details: Jonathan Kaye, 015394 43192

 

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