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 round.

The event was organised by Keith Gill (who was TD) and Neil Webb, with Keith and Mark Dunlop the only players to record four wins out of four.

The event was again held at the Berwick Community Trust Building in the borders town.

Keith said: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the event which once again was a great day of backgammon that everyone enjoyed.  We hope it becomes part of the regular calendar of events for the two teams.”