• 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 27-21 winners. The teams were made up of 12 players, with four rounds of five-point matches. It was all square after the first two rounds, but NEBA opened up a four-point lead after Round 3 and extended that to six in the fourth and final… Read more: Revenge for NEBA at Berwick
  • 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 to Wednesdays: May 15 June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18 January 15, 2025 February 19, 2025
  • 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 winner : Richard Kuby Runner up : Keith Gill Last chance winner :Huu Chi Tran Runner up Don Irving A big thankyou to everyone that turned up to play and thanks to TD Keith Gill & assistant TD Rose Gallagher
  • 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 winning their respective groups, with Keith coming out as the winner in a 3-point decider. We will be returning to the venue twice in the next month: On Saturday we are holding a one-day event starting at 11am and then on the first Monday of… Read more: New monthly off to a flying start
    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 to John Oxley on winning Division 2 and Paul Moulton for winning Division 3. It’s hoped to start the new league starts in January. At the moment the divisions look like this. Division one Keith Gill John Horton Mike Snowdon John Oxley Division two Martin… Read more: TWO UP, TWO DOWN
    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.
    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 people from across England, Scotland and Ireland. Alastair beat Radu Ciortan in the 11-point final, while Richard Carter won the final of the consolation event, winning the Lindisfarne trophy, beating Connor Dickinson.  Richard also won the freeroll event – with the semi-finals and final held… Read more: THREE-PEAT FOR ALASTAIR AT NEWCASTLE OPEN
    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 teams played four rounds of five-point matches. All was to play for after the first two rounds, with Scotland 10-6, but Scotland produced an over-powering second half performance to win the match 23-9. Two players were unbeaten on the day – Scotland duo Ian Hesketh… Read more: SCOTLAND CANTER TO WIN
  • Debut win for Miranda
    New member Mirdanda Moulton walked off with an impressive victory in the latest of our one-off tournaments. Miranda started playing and joined the club recently but beat John Horton in the final in the event which attracted 16 players, including new members Carl Stephens and Richard Kuby. The win completes a good run for the Moulton family, with dad Paul reaching the final of the UK Open a couple of weeks ago. Andy Debenham beat Huu Chi Tran in the consolation final, with Martin Barkwill and Richard sharing the spoils in the last chance. We hope to have another one-day… Read more: Debut win for Miranda