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Looking for a game of Backgammon with live Rollers? Tired of playing on the Internet? Getting bored rolling dice with a computer program? Join us every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at Galbraith's. This Meetup is for anyone who is interested in playing or learning to play the oldest board game on the planet; Backgammon. Played by the Egyptians 5,000 years ago. Novice to Expert are all welcome to roll the dice.

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Double, double, toil & trouble

Galbraith's Alehouse

Every roll is a new cube decision. Never forget!!! The biggest error you can make is to fail to double at the appropriate time. Hustle down to Galbraith's and improve your cube play.

A Doubler & his money are soon parted

Galbraith's Alehouse

In all gambling games there is a loser's syndrome which keeps people to keep on when behind & go further into the hole. The Doubling Cube in Backgammon makes this syndrome far more dangerous. Head down to Galbraith's & learn how to curb your Cube.

2019 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

Auckland Bridge Club

2019 New Zealand Backgammon Championship Date: July 6, 2019 / July 7, 2019 Place: Auckland Bridge Club 273 Remuera Rd Auckland Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Entry Fee: $ 30.00 NZD Two days of full on Backgammon. July 6th Standard Swiss Format. Everyone is guaranteed to play 5 – Seven point Matches. The pairings are random in the first Match. Players are not eliminated if they lose the first Match. No Player meets the same opponent twice. Successive rounds match Players with scores as similar to each other as possible. By the 3rd Match Experts are playing Experts, Average are playing Average and Novices are playing Novices. July 7th Top sixteen (16) Players from the Swiss Format will play Knockout Matches to determine 1st 2nd 3rd places. Clocks may be used for the final (8) Players in the Knockout Matches. Plate Championship will be played on Sunday for all those who did not make it into the finals but still want to roll the dice. Standard Swiss Format to ensure everyone can play multiple times with multiple Players. Prize: Entry Fee’s will be used to fund the Venue, Prizes & Trophy’s 1st Place: $[masked] estimate 2nd Place: $[masked] estimate 3rd Place: $ 50.00 estimate 4th Place: Bottle of Fine Wine 5th Place: Bottle of Fine Wine Plate Championship: 1st Place: $ 50.00 estimate 2nd Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman 3rd Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman 4th Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman Trophy’s will be given to 1st / 2nd / 3rd place. Engraved Plate will be given to winner of the Plate Championship. We will also be soliciting sponsors. Any money or prizes donated by sponsors will be used to fund additional Prizes. Purchase Tickets: Click on Eventfinda Link https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/2019-new-zealand-backgammon-championship/auckland/remuera to purchase tickets. “Choose a Date” Click on: Saturday 6 July 2019. Ticket is good for both dates. If you are unable to use Eventfinda you can e-mail me: Name / Phone Number / Bring Entry Fee of $ 30.00 NZD (exact change) and pay at the door. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Briefing at 9:45 AM. Tournament starts at 10:00 AM. You don’t have to be an Expert to enter the Tournament. You are guaranteed to play at least 5 – Seven point matches against Players whose skill range is Expert to Novice. It is a lot of fun and a very excellent Backgammon learning experience. Give it a Go.

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Out, out damned Blot!

Galbraith's Alehouse

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