Representing NEBA in the UK Champions League 2017, Gary Bratton has qualified for the Champions Final Stage by virtue of finishing in the top two of Group G.
Group G players:
Players played an eleven-point match against each of their Group opponents three times; a total of 12 eleven-point matches.
Gary was pipped to first place in the group by Eric Maillebiau and now faces Group H winner Lawrence Powell in the Last 16.
Eric’s (rather unfortunate) reward for finishing top of the group is a Last 16 tie against Gaz Owen, one of only two Backgammon Grandmasters in the UK.
Last 16 ties are the best of three 11pt matches to be completed by 31st August.