Monday, December 5, 2016

Reflections about backgammon in Connecticut

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. || 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. || The Coventry Backgammon Club will meet monthly during 2017: Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 13, Jun 10, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9. || My chess dates in Coventry can be found on my chess blog. || Good news for all those backgammon players who never respond to my emails: No more emails from me. If you wish to continue getting our updates you must subscribe. You can UnSubscribe at any time. || Happy Holidays, Rob and Liz

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Coventry Backgammon Club - Jan 14

Coventry Backgammon Club meets Saturday, Jan 14 || 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. Visit us on Facebook Coventry Backgammon Club to meet monthly in 2017 ||| HERE ARE THE DATES ||| ALL ARE SATURDAYS ||| Jan 14, 2017 ||| 2017: Feb 11 ||| Mar 18 ||| Apr 15 ||| May 13 ||| Jun 10 ||| Jul 15 ||| Aug 12 ||| Sep 16 ||| Oct 14 ||| Nov 11 ||| Dec 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coventry Backgammon Club to meet monthly

Coventry Backgammon Club to meet monthly ||| HERE ARE THE DATES ||| ALL ARE SATURDAYS||| Jan 14, 2017 ||| 2017: Feb 11 ||| Mar 18 ||| Apr 15 ||| May 13 ||| Jun 10 ||| Jul 15 ||| Aug 12 ||| Sep 16 ||| Oct 14 ||| Nov 11 ||| Dec 9 ||| 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 ||| 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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Next Meeting is Saturday Jan 14

Mike Agranoff of Ellington won our October and November Backgammon Tournaments. || We meet again Saturday Jan 14 at 12 Noon. Click here full details || Tournament Participation Not Required || Low Entry Fees || $1 Chouettes || We are on Facebook || We are on Twitter || ConnecticutBackgammon.blogspot.com