Looking for ways to improve my own game, five years ago I started a Facebook group where we could discuss and play against ExtremeGammon. I started it as a continuous money game, like a giant chouette except XG was always in the box and I don’t keep individual scores.
After the outstanding performances of Team UK in taking the silver medal at the World Team Championship (on which subject, stay tuned for a subsequent post!), the Women’s team have their next outing online this weekend and are hoping to end a run of losing to other teams by the smallest possible margin each time! In doing so they’re taking on a Japan team for the first time. [Read more…]
With live play shortly to resume, what better than a hastily arranged online friendly match against Sweden to fill the void?
Sweden has many very strong players so a tough match is in the offing however we beat the Swedish team in the WBGF World Team Championship last year just before the lockdown.
The UK lineup features several experienced masters as well as a few rising stars that are making their first appearance for the national team. [Read more…]
Martin Barkwill writes…
Chris Rogers will captain the UK in a friendly online match against Germany!
12 of our leading players will play two 13 point matches in a preliminary round against Germany’s finest over the 18 days prior to a consultation doubles final on Sunday 14th February 2021. The score from the preliminary round is carried over to the consultation match. The first nation to reach 21 points wins the challenge.
With live play still very much off the agenda right now, at least in the UK, we’re pleased to pass on news of another development online – the first Youth World Championship. Indeed, the UKBGF are one of the sponsors of the event, and we’d be delighted to see a good turnout of young British players.