Masayuki Mochizuki - aka Mochy – and Phil Simborg are to visit the North East Backgammon Association on Monday 26th March.
Mochy is the current world No.1 ranked player and a former world champion, while Phil is one of the leading lecturers and tutors of the game in the world.
If time permits, Mochy will be available to play a 3-point game for £50. He is willing to play two matches simultaneously and for players to buddy up in consultation doubles or trebles against him. A trebles team would therefore only have to play £17 each.
Club chairman Martin Barkwill said: