Monday, February 13, 2017

Club needs to recruit players new to backgammon

The Coventry Backgammon Club needs to recruit players new to backgammon. It is obvious to us now that backgammon players today are few and far between. || My new idea is to encourage beginners to attend without needing to enter the tournament. || We can offer free lessons to them before we start our tournaments. This will have no effect on our first round draw at 12 Noon sharp. The beginners can attend our class at 11 am. They can stay afterwards and 1) watch us play, 2) play with anyone, and/or 3) play in a chouette || If you know people that play casually, we should invite them to come play at our club. No pressure to join anything. || Rob Roy is working hard to expand our presence on the web. Our Facebook page has 236 followers. We now get 500+ page views per month for our website || Anyone with an idea to help increase our exposure to the general public should contact me at 860 742-5562 (cannot support texting nor SMS) or email me at ConnecticutChess@gmail.com (yes, I also organize chess in Connecticut) || Rob Roy won the tournament held Feb 11 at the Coventry Backgammon Club. Jim Sisti of Beacon Falls finished 2nd. Next tournament is Saturday March 18 the day after St. Patrick's Day. Please forward this to others.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sat., March 18 - Coventry Backgammon Club

I have been aggressively promoting the Coventry Backgammon Club to players in Connecticut, Springfield Mass, Worcester Mass, and Rhode Island. Traffic is light on a Saturday morning. So please consider driving in to attend one of our events. Feel free to telephone us at (860) 742-5562 (cannot text to this phone). Here are some advantages the Coventry Backgammon Club has when compared with other backgammon programs: 1) No membership dues. || 2) No registration fees. || 3) The drinks are free. || 4) The snacks are free. || 5) Equipment is provided. || 6) No need to tip anyone. || 7) Backgammon players given priority service. || 8) 100 percent of entry fees returned as prizes. || 9) Backgammon never at risk of being cancelled. || Please click here for info => March 18 Coventry Backgammon Club

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Al Cantito wins January Backgammon Tournament

Al Cantito won all his matches at the Coventry Backgammon Club on Jan 14. Gerhard Roland won 2nd place. Mark Denihan won 2nd of B section. Other players were Mike Agranoff and Rob Roy. Click here for photos and full report. ||| The club meets monthly. Next meeting is Sat. March 18. ||| Click here to join our email list ||| Our Facebook Page ||| Rob Roy on TwitterFeb 11 Saturday || Please come for plenty of backgammon and our hospitality and friendship. || Location: 3111 South Street Coventry Connecticut ||| We draw Round One at 12 Noon, call if running late 860 742-5562 Cannot send text messages to this phone ||| EF: $30 Prizes: 1st-$160, 2nd-$80 b/8. 9-point matches ||| B section 2:00 pm. EF: $15 Prizes: 1st-$40, 2nd-$20 b/4 ||| Free drinks and snacks. $1 Chouettes. No Children ||| Spectators are welcome. Tournament play optional. We meet at 3111 South Street, Coventry CT. (18 miles East of Hartford) Map From Hartford take I-84 East, go 5 mi. Right onto I-384 East, go 8 mi. Right onto Rt-6 East, go 2.6 mi. Left onto South Street, East, go 1.9 mi. We are on right after Majus Drive. 3111 South Street. Please park in my driveway, or on my side of street. ||| Rob Roy on Twitter ||| Coventry Backgammon Club to meet monthly in 2017 => Mar 18 ||| Apr 15 ||| May 13 ||| Jun 10 ||| Jul 15 ||| Aug 12 ||| Sep 16 ||| Oct 14 ||| Nov 11 ||| Dec 9 ||| Connecticut Backgammon Magazine celebrates four years on Facebook with more than 450 backgammon lessons, stories, photos, puzzles, and tournament reports. Please click here and LIKE our page. As many of you already know, chess benefits from the U.S. Chess Federation, who administers, among other things, a nationwide rating system. Backgammon has no equivalent, and as a result makes it much more difficult to grow a club. It's been a slow climb for the Coventry Backgammon Club. || Here are some statistics that show that my chess program is growing at twice the rate my backgammon program is. || Please join Connecticut Backgammon Society on Facebook These statistics are compiled from the five chess events and the five backgammon events we had in 2016. || Ave. Turnout: BG=6 Chess=10. Total Number of Players: BG=12 Chess=34. Subscribers: BG=37 Chess=105. Facebook Page: BG=198 Chess=3280. || Visit us on Facebook

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sat March 18 - Coventry Backgammon Club

Coventry Backgammon Club meets Saturday, March 18 ||| Our hospitality, friendship and plenty of backgammon ||| 3111 South Street, Coventry Connecticut ||| We draw Round One at 12 Noon, call if running late 860 742-5562 Cannot send text messages to this phone ||| Entry Fee is only $30. ||| Prizes: 1st-$160, 2nd-$80 b/8. 9-point matches ||| B section 2:00 pm. Entry Fee is only $15. Prizes: 1st-$40, 2nd-$20 b/4 ||| No children. Spectators are welcome. Tournament play optional. Free drinks and snacks. Chouettes. ||| Free Wifi. ||| Visit our famous Facebook Page Rob Roy on Twitter ||| Connecticut Backgammon Magazine celebrates four years on Facebook with more than 450 backgammon lessons, stories, photos, puzzles, and tournament reports. Please click here and LIKE our page. As many of you already know, chess benefits from the U.S. Chess Federation, who administers, among other things, a nationwide rating system. Backgammon has no equivalent, and as a result makes it much more difficult to grow a club. It's been a slow climb for the Coventry Backgammon Club. || Here are some statistics that show that my chess program is growing at twice the rate my backgammon program is. || Please follow Connecticut Backgammon Magazine on Facebook BG=198 Chess=3280. || The Coventry Backgammon Club will meet monthly during 2017: Mar 18, Apr 15, May 13, Jun 10, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9. || Rob Roy on Twitter