Backgammon World Championship https://www.bwcmc.com/blog The most challenging and prestigious backgammon tournament in the world. View current results, statistics, photos, and history of the World Championship. Sat, 04 Aug 2018 13:15:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 43rd World Championship Online Brackets https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/brackets/2018/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/brackets/2018/#respond Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:55:18 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=286

World Championship Main

2018 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket — Sheet #1 of 5
2018 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket — Sheet #2 of 5
2018 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket — Sheet #3 of 5
2018 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket — Sheet #4 of 5
2018 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket — Sheet #5 of 5
2018 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #1 of 5
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42nd World Championship Online Brackets https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/updates/brackets/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/updates/brackets/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:10:26 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=232

World Championship Main

2017 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket
2017 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #1
2017 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #2
2017 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #3
2017 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #4
2017 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #5
Side Events
2017 Super Jackpot
2017 High Roller Jackpot

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A Tour of Monaco https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/photos/a-tour-of-monaco/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/photos/a-tour-of-monaco/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:18:27 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=220

What to see while attending the World Championships in Monaco!
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What to see while attending the World Championships in Monaco!

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41st Backgammon World Championship Official Results https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/41st-backgammon-world-championship-official-results/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/41st-backgammon-world-championship-official-results/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:06:05 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=216

41st BACKGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
July 26-31, 2016; Monte Carlo, Monaco
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (144): 1-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Joseph Russell (USA), 3-Tatsuya Tanaka (Japan), 4/5-Ed O’Laughlin (USA) / Victor Petersen (Norway), 6/8-Conny Ericksson (Sweden) / Philippe Lecomte (France) / Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine); 1C-Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2C-Lawrence Powell (England), 3C/4C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil) / Felix Ziva (Israel); 1LC-Alain Babillon (France), 2LC-Stepan Nuniyants (USA).
INTERMEDIATE (47): 1-Stephen Chidwick (England), 2-Lasse Danielsen (Denmark), 3-Walter Thesing (Germany), 4/5-Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Tim Lawless (USA); ...]]>

41st BACKGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
July 26-31, 2016; Monte Carlo, Monaco

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (144): 1-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 2-Joseph Russell (USA), 3-Tatsuya Tanaka (Japan), 4/5-Ed O’Laughlin (USA) / Victor Petersen (Norway), 6/8-Conny Ericksson (Sweden) / Philippe Lecomte (France) / Slava Pryadkin (Ukraine); 1C-Arkadiy Tsinis (USA), 2C-Lawrence Powell (England), 3C/4C-Ary Nogueira (Brazil) / Felix Ziva (Israel); 1LC-Alain Babillon (France), 2LC-Stepan Nuniyants (USA).

INTERMEDIATE (47): 1-Stephen Chidwick (England), 2-Lasse Danielsen (Denmark), 3-Walter Thesing (Germany), 4/5-Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Tim Lawless (USA); 1C-Marianne Husum (Norway), 2C-Laura Monaco (Italy), 3C/4C-Helmut Jeske (Germany) / Halil Tulan (Turkey/Switzerland); 1LC-Lise Nielsen (Denmark), 2LC-Farokh Moazed (Sweden).

BEGINNERS (15): 1-Joan Grunwald (USA), 2-Michael Bang (Denmark); 1C-Vaibhav Saxena (India), 2C-Shanee Bor (USA); 1LC-Philip Jameson (Australia), 2LC-Lucinda Holland (England).

SUPER JACKPOT (42): 1-Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark), 2-Götz Hildsberg (Germany), 3/4-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany).

SPEEDGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (64): 1-Stepan Nuniyants (USA), 2-Mikael Vardanyan (Russia), 3/4-Didier Assaraf (France) / Sergey Erokhin (Russia).

SENIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (128): 1-Johan Moazed (Sweden), 2-Robert Lindbom (Sweden), 3/4-David Brown (England) / Stepan Nuniyants (USA).

DOUBLES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (32 teams): 1-Jürgen Orlowski (Germany) & Bernhard Winkelhaus (Germany), 2-Annalisa Agosti (Italy) & Laura Monaco (Italy), 3/4-Halil Tulan (Turkey/Switzerland) & Ulrich Tamm (Germany) / Alex Lehmann (USA) & Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark).

LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (16): 1-Cecilia Sparke (England), 2-Yulia Gromenkova (Russia).

MONTE CARLO WORLD FEDERATION CUP (16): 1-Robert Lindbom (Sweden), 2-Alan Grunwald (USA).

JUNIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (11): 1-David Broomfield (England), 2-Evan Sarno (USA).

1-POINT WORLD VICTIMS MEMORIAL (128): 1-Vaibhav Saxena (India), 2-Roman Korber (Austria). 1800 euros were raised for the victims of the attack in Nice.

BELAIR TEAM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (34 teams): 1-Swimmers: Sergey Erokhin (Russia) / Yulia Gromenkova (Russia) / Jürgen Orlowski (Germany), 2-Evolution: Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey) / Yan Kit Chan (England) / Michihito Kageyama (Japan).

SHOGI TOURNAMENT: 1-Kota Fujiwara (Japan), 2-Toshiya Nishii (Japan).

MOCHY’S PROFICIENCY EXAM (22): 1-Falafel Natazon (Israel/USA) – 40, 2-Steen Grønbech (Denmark) – 37, 3-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden) – 35.

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41st World Championship Online Brackets https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/updates/41st-world-championship-online-brackets/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/updates/41st-world-championship-online-brackets/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:15:59 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=185

World Championship Main
2016 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #1
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #2
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #3
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #4
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #5
Side Events
2016 Super Jackpot
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World Championship Main

2016 Championship Division — Undefeated Bracket
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #1
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #2
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #3
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #4
2016 Championship Division — Second Chance Bracket — Sheet #5

Side Events

2016 Super Jackpot

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40th Backgammon World Championship Official Results https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/40th-backgammon-world-championship-official-results/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/40th-backgammon-world-championship-official-results/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:48:20 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=176

40th BACKGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
August 4-9, 2015; Monte Carlo, Monaco
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (160): 1-Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey), 2-Sergey Erokhin (Russia), 3-Eric McAlpine (England), 4/5-Armen Khachatryan (Armenia/Russia) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 6/8-Henrik Bang (Denmark) / Gus Contos (USA) / Engin Öngel (Turkey/England); 1C-Fernando Neumark (Argentina), 2C-Tuvya Felt (USA), 3C/4C-Tore Fredriksen (Norway) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan); 1LC-Axel Stemark (Denmark), 2LC-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark).
INTERMEDIATE (55): 1-Boris Gurov (Russia), 2-Raphael Rosalba (France), 3-Michael Urban (Germany), 4/5-Günther Holzinger (Germany) / Helmut Jeske (Germany); ...]]>

40th BACKGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
August 4-9, 2015; Monte Carlo, Monaco

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (160): 1-Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey), 2-Sergey Erokhin (Russia), 3-Eric McAlpine (England), 4/5-Armen Khachatryan (Armenia/Russia) / Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 6/8-Henrik Bang (Denmark) / Gus Contos (USA) / Engin Öngel (Turkey/England); 1C-Fernando Neumark (Argentina), 2C-Tuvya Felt (USA), 3C/4C-Tore Fredriksen (Norway) / Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan); 1LC-Axel Stemark (Denmark), 2LC-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark).

INTERMEDIATE (55): 1-Boris Gurov (Russia), 2-Raphael Rosalba (France), 3-Michael Urban (Germany), 4/5-Günther Holzinger (Germany) / Helmut Jeske (Germany); 1C-Thibaud Thompson (Switzerland), 2C-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia), 3C/4C-Laura Monaco (Italy) / Ciprian Radulescu (Romania); 1LC-Moises Farca (Mexico/USA), 2LC-Souhail Atie (Lebanon/Monaco).

NOVICE (23): 1-Pia Aimonen (Finland), 2-Donna Sherred (England), 3/4-Bogdan Constantinoiu (Romania) / Jose Carlos Fernandez (Spain); 1C-Leos Fiala (Czech Republic), 2C-Gay Roberts (Isle of Man); 1LC-Kenneth Prola (USA), 2LC-Patricia Rey (Monaco).

SENIORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (128): 1-Shimon Kagan (Israel), 2-Kakhaber Natchkebia (Georgia), 3/4-John Broomfield (England) / Nodar Gagua (Georgia/Russia).

STANLEY TOMCHIN SUPER JACKPOT (64): 1-Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany), 2-Lars Trabolt (Denmark), 3/4-Joe Russell (USA) / Sergey Erokhin (Russia).

DOUBLES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (64 teams): 1-Annalisa Agosti (Italy) & Laura Monaco (Italy), 2-Falafel Natanzon (Israel/USA) & Akiko Yazawa (Japan), 3/4-Götz Hildsberg (Germany) & Kimon Papachristopoulos (Greece/Germany) / Max Mowzoon (USA) & Cliff Pappas (USA).

WORLD FEDERATION CUP (32): 1-Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece), 2-Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden), 3/4-Boris Gurov (Russia) / Christoph Wagener (Germany).

LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (8): 1-Laura Monaco (Italy), 2-Antoinette Williams (USA).

SPEEDGAMMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (64): 1-Konstantinos Mitrelis (Greece), 2-Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey), 3/4-Jostein Flood (Norway) / Franck Stepler (France).

JUNIORS TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Iva Natchkebia (Georgia), 2-Thomas Décultot (France).

BELAIR WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (40 teams): 1-Italians: Giorgio Castellano / Fabrizio Lo Surdo / Laura Monaco, 2-Swiss: Nicolas Deloche / Bernard Morel / Rolf Vetsch.

MOCHY’S PROFICIENCY TEST (14): 1-Doug Mayfield (USA), 2-Alain Babillon (France).

SHOGI TOURNAMENT (8): 1-Kota Fujiwara.

5th MONTE CARLO BACKGAMMON OPEN
August 2-3, 2015; Monte Carlo, Monaco

MONTE CARLO OPEN (64): 1-Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan), 2-Sean Williams (England), 3/4-Karen Davis (USA) / Axel Stemark (Denmark); 1C-Kazuhiko Yotsushika (Japan), 2C-Doug Mayfield (USA).

MONTE CARLO INTERMEDIATE (44): 1-Michael Urban (Germany), 2-Gus Contos (USA), 3/4-Paul Fredheim (Australia) / Edmond Mezini (Italy); 1C-Valery Mikhaylets (Russia), 2C-Airat Metshin (Russia).

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Raffle Prizes During the Opening Cocktail https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/raffle-prizes-during-the-opening-cocktail/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/raffle-prizes-during-the-opening-cocktail/#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:37:16 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=168

We are excited to announce prizes which will be raffled off during the opening cocktail to all World Championship participants. Players must be entered in the Main event to be eligible to win.
Be sure to attend on Monday, August 3rd from 7pm to 8pm.
Fairmont Monte Carlo
Elegant Weekend Getaway: (1) One weekend (2 nights) for 2 people at the Fairmont Monte Carlo valid from September 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
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We are excited to announce prizes which will be raffled off during the opening cocktail to all World Championship participants. Players must be entered in the Main event to be eligible to win.

Be sure to attend on Monday, August 3rd from 7pm to 8pm.

Fairmont Monte Carlo
Elegant Weekend Getaway: (1) One weekend (2 nights) for 2 people at the Fairmont Monte Carlo valid from September 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

NOBU: (1) Dinner for 2 at NOBU (max value 300 €).

L’Horizon: (2) Dinner for 2 at the Horizon Restaurant (max value 200€ for each voucher).

Spa Services: (2) SPA treatment of 60 min each.

SBM
Beach towels provided free of charge.

Restaurant La Piazza
Dinner for 2 at La Piazza http://lapiazza-monaco.com/site/index.php/en/

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Mochy’s Backgammon Proficiency Exam https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/mochys-backgammon-proficiency-exam/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/mochys-backgammon-proficiency-exam/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:24:23 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=158


We are thrilled to announce #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki will be giving his Backgammon Proficiency Exam during the 39th Backgammon World Championship. The cost is 20 Euros to take the exam and includes grading, an in-depth lecture with review of all answers, and a beautiful certificate given to all test-takers.


Thursday, August 7th

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Mochy’s Proficiency Exam – Exam Given

Friday, August 8th

We are thrilled to announce #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki will be giving his Backgammon Proficiency Exam during the 39th Backgammon World Championship. The cost is 20 Euros to take the exam and includes grading, an in-depth lecture with review of all answers, and a beautiful certificate given to all test-takers.


Thursday, August 7th

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Mochy’s Proficiency Exam – Exam Given


Friday, August 8th

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Mochy’s Proficiency Exam – Lecture & Review

This exam has been given at major tournaments all over the world, including the Nordic Open in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Texas Backgammon Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Players are highly encouraged to participate in this very popular test of backgammon proficiency!

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Shogi – Japanese Chess https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/shogi-japanese-chess/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/shogi-japanese-chess/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:42:59 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=124

SHOGI Japanese chess

Sunday the 3rd & Monday the 4th of August 2014 in Monaco
Open Tournament, Demonstration, Initiations & Simultaneous exhibition


Event flyer (in English) is available here: Shogi Event Details
Event flyer (in French) is available here: Shogi Event Details


Shogi is a Japanese version of chess. The biggest difference is that captured pieces reenter the game as part of the opposite side. Also, the pieces are promoted once they ...]]>

SHOGI Japanese chess

Sunday the 3rd & Monday the 4th of August 2014 in Monaco
Open Tournament, Demonstration, Initiations & Simultaneous exhibition

Event flyer (in English) is available here: Shogi Event Details
Event flyer (in French) is available here: Shogi Event Details

Shogi is a Japanese version of chess. The biggest difference is that captured pieces reenter the game as part of the opposite side. Also, the pieces are promoted once they get into the opponent zone. This makes Shogi more dynamic than chess and drawn games are very seldom.

Professional Shogi Players Attending This Special Event

Toshiyuki Moriuchi

Toshiyuki Moriuchi
Having been the champion of Shogi world 8 times, Toshiyuki Moriuchi will be the 18th Lifetime Meijin, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meijin_(shogi) At present, he holds the title Ryuo (Dragon King).

Daisuke Katagami

Daisuke Katagami
Daisuke Katagami (6-dans), professional shogi player, also known in the milieu of Backgammon.

Madoka Kitao

Madoka Kitao
Madoka Kitao (fem. 2-dan), professional female shogi player, and creator of “Dobutsu Shogi”

Open Tournament – Open to all players, including beginners

5 rounds of 30 mins. 30s byoyomi

Direct elimination with repayment in consolation tournament

Entry fees: E30 Many awards!

Sunday, the 3rd of August

12:30-14:00 Registration

14:30-19:00 Play off

Monday, the 4th of August

12:30-15:30 Semi Finals & Finals

Animations!

Introduction stand

Many Activities!

Free tournament of Doubutsu shogi (simplified variant of shogi)

Sunday, the 3rd of August

13:00-15:00 Initiation to shogi

18:00-20:00 Simul by Katagami 6-dan and Kitao joryu 2-dan

Monday, the 4th of August

16:00-17:00 Exhibition game: Moriuchi (Ryuo) and Katgami (6-dan)

Venue: Fairmont Monte Carlo, 12 Avenue des Spelugues, Monaco

There will be a lecture for those who are new to Shogi.


Please join us at this occasion.

It’s free of charge and no requirements for your participation.

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Meet Vyacheslav “Slava” Pryadkin – 2013 Backgammon World Champion! https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/meet-vyacheslav-slava-pryadkin-2013-backgammon-world-champion/ https://www.bwcmc.com/blog/news/meet-vyacheslav-slava-pryadkin-2013-backgammon-world-champion/#respond Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:34:52 +0000 http://www.bwcmc.com/blog/?p=116

Thanks to Martha Ghio for recording the moment we have all been waiting for – the chance to see Slava accept his new title of 2013 Backgammon World Champion!
Don’t miss this wonderful video of Slava accepting his trophy!

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Thanks to Martha Ghio for recording the moment we have all been waiting for – the chance to see Slava accept his new title of 2013 Backgammon World Champion!
Don’t miss this wonderful video of Slava accepting his trophy!

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