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Social Backgammon at The Woolf and Whistle on Sun 25 Nov, 3pm
Hi Backgammon Lovers, Social Backgammon at The Woolf & Whistle, Tavistock Hotel Next Social: Sunday 25 November, 3pm We had a fabulous turnout on Sunday with many new faces who joined us on a sunny Autumn afternoon to play our favourite game. If you haven't already joined us to play social backgammon why not come along to our next social backgammon meetup? The Woolf (as we now like to call it) is in a really nice venue and as the regulars have come to expect the pub is in a warm. friendly and modern environment. The staff are great too - they provide much better service than what we experienced previously. The Woolf is based in central London in the upmarket Tavistock & Bloomsbury Square area. There are various transport routes served in nearby Euston and Russel Square Stations (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Piccadily lines) Check out the following link for further information of this venue: What makes our group special are its members and the humour and friendliness whilst playing splendid social games. Please note that we welcome players of all levels, though do get in touch if you are completely new so that I can provide a link to youtube videos that gives an intro to backgammon. Also please encourage your friends, family and acquaintances to join our group as the more of us the merrier we are! Meetup Cost Sadly Meetup isn't free and charge Organisers a handsome fee every six months so I will kindly ask for a £2 Meetup fee for each session. The fee goes towards the Meetup platform fees and other expenses incurred. Discounts on Bar and Buffet Food Our group usually eats around 7 - though this is not compulsory if you don't wish to join us - there are usually others that are happy to continue playing or join us to merely chat over the meal and drinks. I have negotiated a discount from the lovely Susanna for our group that entitles us to 20 percent off (bargain) on the Indian buffet - cost is usually £14, but we pay just over £11 - the lamb curry is divine as it's beautifully cooked. Additionally, we receive a 10 percent off on bar food (fish n chips, ribs, burgers, etc). Please note that these deals are at the manager's discretion and subject to change and immediate termination of the deal. If you are benefiting from the above and enjoy your time at the Woolf please consider tipping the staff £1 or £2 as they do an excellent job. Newbies to our group If you're new and feeling a bit anxious as most of us feel in a new environment please don't hesitate to contact me in advance and I can meet you and introduce you to everyone. RSVP on Meetup As a matter of courtesy please RSVP so that I have an idea of numbers to inform the management who often reserve an area for our group Bring your own Backgammon Board Please do bring your backgammin board. If you don't have one no problem. However please message via the message board to let me and others know that you don't possess one so that we can ensure there are sufficient boards to cover our numbers. Other Games After dinner we may switch and play other social games such as Rummikub or Yahtzee. These games are equally played in the fun social spirit similar to backgammon. I am happy though for those of you that wish to continue playing backgammon to do so. Here is a link to Sapphire Backgammon's rules based on international tournament rules: We look forward to seeing you at the next Sapphire Backgammon Meetup. Kind Regards, Christopher :-) Sapphire Backgammon Organiser I am also the Organiser of the following groups - please check these out and join: Social Wimbledon Group: Rummikub & Yahtzee

The Woolf and Whistle pub

The Tavistock Hotel, 48 - 55 Tavistock Square, WC1H 9EU · London

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    Sapphire Backgammon Reviews "backgammon for all levels - many good players, and those with patience and willing to show new players how to play."

    " the greatest company that one can wish for. A handful of us remained at the Club til nearly 11pm!"

    "what a lovely group and welcoming host..."


    Meetup fortnightly on Sundays at 3pm

    A very warm welcome to Backgammon Lovers and those inspiring to learn and improve their game.

    This is an established group for backgammon players of all standards,from beginners to champions, it really doesn't matter what level you are or how competitive or not that you choose to be - we have players of all standards.

    My aim is to have a laid back sociable afternoon that drifts into the evening with people who want to play backgammon in a friendly and welcoming environment.

    We currently meet near Tavistock Square - quite close to Euston and Russel Square underground stations where there is usually free parking available on Sundays on the accessible streets nearby.

    Please bring your own backgammon board, however, both I and others should have our own, and I do sometimes carry a spare or two - we simply need one board between two players. We are always delighted to play on different boards that are different in size, style, feel and price and to meet the players behind their boards.

    I will ask for £2 that helps me pay Meetup (yes Meetup sadly isn't free for Organisers and I pay a six-monthly subscription) and this covers other admin costs.

    We look forward to meeting and playing this enjoyable game with you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    Christopher :-)

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