Ayr

Backgammon

Backgammon is a fast moving and exciting game normally for 2 people which, contrary to popular belief, is very much a game of skill despite the use of dice to determine how you move your pieces around the board. The game is essentially a race to get all your pieces home and off the board before your opponent and where tactics and strategy are interwoven into the game along with the unpredictability of the dice. But... are the dice throws predictable? Hmmmm. Maybe you need to come along and find out!

Our meetings are normally held on Tuesdays at 2.30pm at the Tesco Community Room though there will occasionally be changes to this schedule - if you are coming along for the 1st time use the envelope icon to confirm the group is on. Occasionally we may play matches against other Backgammon groups for additional experience and fun.

Our group sessions normally run for between an hour and 90 minutes, and the sessions can take various formats where we play friendly matches against each other, or we engage in our own tournaments. We also spend time looking at backgammon problems and strategic play with recommended ways of dealing with specific moves or situations.

Our facilitator, Jules Smith has been playing backgammon for over 30 years including tournament experience gained mainly in the 1980's, and is keen to get more people to start playing backgammon and taking them on to an intermediate or advanced level.

Please note that this group is as much for complete beginners as more experienced players. If you are interested in joining the group please email Jules (click on the 'Click to send a message!' link above right).

Here's a favourite backgammon quote: "Life, like backgammon, is constant decision-making under uncertainty." (Neil Kazaross)

and another: "Backgammon is about maximising opportunities and minimising the risks". (Mary Connelly)

Next sessions

Please note that the Tesco Supermarket Community Room, Ayr is at the very rear of the store on the right hand side.

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