The North East Backgammon Association

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  • RIP Paul Gilbertson

    It is with the deepest sadness in our hearts that we have to say goodbye to our very dear friend and NEBA member Paul Gilbertson, who was taken from us far, far too soon. Nothing can be said about Paul that hasn’t already been said since his passing.The outpouring of tributes from the backgammon community […]

  • Two “Greats” from the World of Backgammon visit Newcastle

    Two of the leading backgammon players in the world will visit Newcastle next month. 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 […]

  • Second Half Round-Up

    Having not posted in 6 months (in my defence, I got a new job and moved to a new area), I am going to have to summarise the second half of 2017 in one fell swoop! So here goes… August Gary Bratton beat Martin Barkwill to win the NEBA 2nd Anniversary tournament at the Legion […]

  • Level at the Legion

    Dexter eyes up Paul’s share of the cash, wondering how much of it will be spent on him Mike & Paul split the £50 prize money, having both made it through to our mini-tournament final at the Royal Legion. We welcomed a new member, Alex Schofield, who acquitted himself very well on his first visit, […]

  • Tie in Tynemouth

    Honours were even in our second meeting of June, held at The Dolphin Inn in the beautiful seaside town of Tynemouth. Martin & Gary shared the win and the trophy in a closely contested mini-tournament featuring 8 players. The third Thursday of each month will be held at a different venue around the North East […]

  • Pol Position!

    Pol Lapidakis came out on top in the mini tournament at our first June meeting. Playing 5pt matches, Pol twice came from 4-0 on his road to victory, including in the final against Keith. Runner Up Keith congratulates Pol and Martin initiates one of his trademark 3-way handshakes Eight players took part in the 3-round […]

  • NEBA in Champions League Finals Stage

      Martin would be very happy if Gary brought the Champions League Trophy back to NEBA 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: Eric Maillebiau Ken Gibson Gary Bratton Matthew Fisher […]

  • NEBA Constitution

    Constitution of the North East Backgammon Association (the “Constitution”) The club shall be called the “North East Backgammon Association” (and may also be referred to as the “NEBA” or the “Club”) and shall be affiliated to the United Kingdom Backgammon Federation (the “UKBGF”). The Objects of the Club are to promote the playing of backgammon […]

  • NEBA AGM May 2017

    Minutes of the North East Backgammon Association AGM on 1st May 2017: Agenda 1. Treasurer’s Report & Accounts2. Reports of other officers3. Election of Officers4. Election of Auditor5. Proposal to adopt draft constitution6. Any Other Business  Attendees Martin Barkwill (chair)John HortonLawrence JonesPol LapidakisJohn OxleyMike SnowdonDon IrvingJulia BrenchleyTim CrossGary BrattonKeith Gill  Minutes Treasurer’s Report & Accounts […]