Backgammon Events at Cedar Manor

Backgammon Events at Cedar Manor


The popular Lake District backgammon club is re-launching, to bring a touch of the Mediterranean to Cumbrian winter evenings.

The first session will be on Thursday 9th February from 7pm at the Cedar Manor Hotel, Windermere, which is also the venue for the annual Lakes backgammon championship in late spring.

That event attracts top class players from all over Britain, but the local club welcomes enthusiasts and beginners, insists the organiser Jonathan Kaye.

He’s been playing backgammon since rolling the dice during his time living in London, where for 10 years he managed the exclusive Chelsea nightclub, Raffles, frequented by celebrities and royalty.

“It’s a fascinating game, not difficult to learn, and knock-out tournaments like our annual event can be staged in one day,” said Jonathan.

“We had some real enthusiasts last year, from experts to absolute beginners, coming each month. It is not difficult to learn. Our 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth picked it up very quickly.”

Backgammon is one of the world’s oldest board games for two players. It is played across the globe, and is popular in the café culture of the Mediterranean and Middle East.

The Cedar Manor’s annual championship staged at the hotel is part of the British Isles Backgammon Association Backgammon Tour and Grand Prix.

Anyone interested should just turn up at (7.00pm) on 9th February.  

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