Monday, May 22, 2017

Open Letter to BRASS CITY BACKGAMMON CLUB

Dear Brass City Backgammon Club

I've known most of you guys for more than 40 years. I am so very encouraged that you guys have organized a team, the BCB, to benefit backgammon in Connecticut. Best of good luck with your Thursday night clubs in Oxford and Waterbury, and now a Saturday tournament in Torrington. I will always help promote your events, I will come to play in them, and I will also organize a carpool from Coventry. I am confident you will achieve success with your first regional event on June 10.

I am sad to report that my Coventry Backgammon Club has disbanded.  Our turnout for May 13 was only 3 players. The website has come down, and we have no more events on the schedule.

I would like to offer my tournament hall for free to the BCB. I would also serve snacks, drinks, and lunch at no charge to the BCB, and at no charge to the players. All tournament functions handled by BCB;  from collecting entry fees, pairings, rules enforcement, to awarding prizes. As merely a player (I pay my entry fee like everyone else) I can focus on my current match. These dates (when I host chess) are not available: June 3, July 15, Aug 5, Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2.

My efforts to grow our readership on the Internet is starting to pay off.   During the past 8 years on Facebook I have become friends with 1,500 backgammon players. Unfortunately 99 percent of them live too far away to ever come play in Connecticut.

Our blog has attained 15,000 hits.  Our Facebook Page is approaching 500 subscribers. Our Facebook Pubic Group has 5,300 members.

Rob Roy

 

 

BRASS CITY BACKGAMMON

SUMMER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT - JUNE 10

BACHI'S RISTORANTE, 46 EAST MAIN ST., TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT

•  Double-elimination format, 9-pt. matches / 11-pt. final

•  $60.00 / $30.00 entry fee / optional $15.00 side pool

•  100% return (main and side pool)

•  $10.00 hospitality fee includes a luncheon buffet

•  Registration at 11 AM - tournament begins promptly at noon

•  Trophies for first, second, and third place

•  All players receive a custom doubling cube,

              courtesy of Gammon Stuff

•  This event will be played in accord with USBGF rules

•  Please bring your own board

http://www.brasscitybackgammon.com

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BRASS CITY BACKGAMMON

SUMMER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT - JUNE 10

BACHI'S RISTORANTE, 46 EAST MAIN ST., TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT

•  Double-elimination format, 9-pt. matches / 11-pt. final

•  $60.00 / $30.00 entry fee / optional $15.00 side pool

•  100% return (main and side pool)

•  $10.00 hospitality fee includes a luncheon buffet

•  Registration at 11 AM - tournament begins promptly at noon

•  Trophies for first, second, and third place

•  All players receive a custom doubling cube,

              courtesy of Gammon Stuff

•  This event will be played in accord with USBGF rules

•  Please bring your own board

http://www.brasscitybackgammon.com

 


 

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BRASS CITY BACKGAMMON

SUMMER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT - JUNE 10

BACHI'S RISTORANTE, 46 EAST MAIN ST., TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT

•  Double-elimination format, 9-pt. matches / 11-pt. final

•  $60.00 / $30.00 entry fee / optional $15.00 side pool

•  100% return (main and side pool)

•  $10.00 hospitality fee includes a luncheon buffet

•  Registration at 11 AM - tournament begins promptly at noon

•  Trophies for first, second, and third place

•  All players receive a custom doubling cube,

              courtesy of Gammon Stuff

•  This event will be played in accord with USBGF rules

•  Please bring your own board

http://www.brasscitybackgammon.com

 

 

 

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BRASS CITY BACKGAMMON

SUMMER REGIONAL TOURNAMENT - JUNE 10

BACHI'S RISTORANTE, 46 EAST MAIN ST., TORRINGTON CONNECTICUT

•  Double-elimination format, 9-pt. matches / 11-pt. final

•  $60.00 / $30.00 entry fee / optional $15.00 side pool

•  100% return (main and side pool)

•  $10.00 hospitality fee includes a luncheon buffet

•  Registration at 11 AM - tournament begins promptly at noon

•  Trophies for first, second, and third place

•  All players receive a custom doubling cube,

              courtesy of Gammon Stuff

•  This event will be played in accord with USBGF rules

•  Please bring your own board

http://www.brasscitybackgammon.com

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