Category: News

  • Andy caps one day tourney

    Andy Debenham came out tops in our latest one day tournament. Eighteen members took part in the NEBA Summer Cup at Kingston Park, part of our quarterly one-day tournaments held through the year. Runner-up in the main event was John Horton, with Keith Gill winning the consolation event and Dave Gallagher the victor in the…

  • Revenge for NEBA at Berwick

    It’s England 1 Scotland 1 in the second part of a bi-annual tournament between the North East Backgammon Association (NEBA) and a team from Central Scotland. It the autumn, the Scottish team romped to victory in the first match between the two teams, but NEBA were able to turn their fortunes around yesterday, coming out…

  • Old George club nights to move

    From May, we will be moving our monthly meetings at The Old George to the third Wednesday of the month. However, the next two meetings will still be held on the third Tuesday of the month. The confirmed dates are: The next two meetings are on Tuesdays: March 19, April 16. After that we move…

  • New league starts

    The 2024 NEBA new league has been set up. There are four divisions of four players, with three matches of 11 points. Games need to be played by the end of July.

  • Graeme pockets the win

    Club treasurer Graeme Turner was the winner of the NEBA anniversary tournament held at the Gateshead Bowling Green Club yesterday. Fourteen players took part in the one-day event, with Graeme, Richard Kuby and Huu Chi Tran winning the three categories. The final results were Main Winner : Graeme Turner Runner up : Rikki Blythe Consolation…

  • New monthly off to a flying start

    We got the new year off to a flying start, with a new Monday night meeting. Last night was the first time we have organised a Monday night meeting at the Gateshead Bowling Green Club. Fourteen members attended, with players split into two groups. The winner of each group was Eamon Devlin and Keith Gill…

  • TWO UP, TWO DOWN

    The final matches have been played in the club’s 2023 league competition. Twelve players were divided into three divisions, with two promoted and two relegated after playing three 11-point matches. The results and standings are below. There is one game outstanding: A play-off between John Horton and Keith Gill for the Division one title.  Congratulations…

  • HORTON WINS THE NIGHT

    John Horton was victorious at our November meeting, beating Rikki Blythe in the final of the night’s mini-tournament. They each won their respective groups, with 10 players taking part in a two-group round robin. We welcomed three new members – Eamon Devlin, Angus Frost and Roy Hugill.

  • THREE-PEAT FOR ALASTAIR AT NEWCASTLE OPEN

    Alastair Woods secured a hat-trick of wins as he was crowned Newcastle Open champion for the third time. The Open attracted 73 players and was held at the Gateshead Masonic Hall – a new venue – with the freeroll next door at the Gateshead Bowling Green Club on Friday night. The event was attended by…

  • SCOTLAND CANTER TO WIN

    It may not have been Flodden or Bannockburn, but Scotland and England went into battle again at the weekend – this time over the backgammon board. A team from the North East Backgammon Association took on a team from Central Scotland in a specially-organised one-day match at the William Edler Building in Berwick. The eight-strong…