Backgammon in the Lake District

Backgammon in the Lake District

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Board champion takes Lakes and Cumbria title

The Lake District backgammon championship title went to David Gallagher from Silloth in West Cumbria.

In the sixth annual tournament here at the Cedar Manor Hotel, Gallagher defeated Zohrab Yoncali in the final.

The event attracted 16 top players from across the UK. Another Cumbrian, Alan Farrell, beat Martin Barkwill in the consolation final. Farrell, who comes from Whitehaven, lived for many years in Windermere.

The winner took a cash prize and a two night stay at the hotel. There was also a cash prize for the runner up.

The championship, which has the backing of the UK Backgammon Federation and the British Isles Backgammon Association, was launched by Cedar Manor owner Jonathan Kaye who said: “It was a great day with some thrilling matches.”

He added: “We are now recognised as one of the major tournaments on the UK calendar.”

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