Thursday, 27 September 2018

Wednesday September 26

Once again a select little group of seven gathered to to compete tonight

Eva Bitel was the lady with the target on her back as the jackpot player but, despite her track record as a formidable opponent, Eva was unable to capitalise on the moment.

The final result was David Reitzin in first spot, Gary Stavrou took 2nd and Jim Bean came in third .

The result means that Gary Stavrou stays in the top spot on the ladder and a random player will be drawn next week to again challenge him for his points – should be an interesting battle!!

Just in case any of our members are not aware, Gary, Eva, John Symon, Giancarlo and myself (Carol) meet at about 5.30 in the bistro for a meal before the competition starts......please come and join us if you can – the food is very nice, reasonably priced and the company is, of course, excellent!!

David Reitzin and Giancarlo
Gary and Jim

Mohammad looks happy - Eva not so much

Friday, 21 September 2018

Wednesday 19th September

An exclusive little group of six fronted up for play tonight.

Arthur was drawn as the jackpot player  and he was successful in capitalising on it and scooping the not-very-large jackpot amount – back to square one for next week.

The final result for the night was Jackpot player Arthur Ramer in 1st, Jim Bean took 2nd and Mohammad Netjati and Gary tied for 3rdspot – Mohammad kindly donated his winnings to the Nemo fund- thank you !!

During the week Giantslayer match was played between top spot holder and tournament director Gary Stavrou and the randomly selected contender, Giancarlo Yannoulis.

Unhappily for Gary, the contender prevailed and 121 points changed hands as a result.

Congratulations to Martin Sagradian for his win in the Newcastle open last weekend – always good when Sydney-siders can steal their silverware – well done!!

The Australian Open is not far away on November 3 and 4 – hope to see all our players at the Persian Rose for a spirited competition.

Gary and Jim enjoy a break between matches

Arthur and Mohammad

Saturday, 15 September 2018


The following changes have been made to our Club Tournament Rules to better conform with international practice.

Players must point out and correct all illegal moves or actions noticed before the opponent has made a valid move, otherwise the move stands.
Premature rolling of the dice is an illegal action and must be retracted.

A starting position error must be corrected if noticed before the opening player has rolled twice, otherwise it stands. A player starting with fewer than 15 checkers may still lose a gammon.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Wednesday September 12

A record 12 players turned up for last night's play – the most we have had for a while.

Proud new dad Sam was drawn as the jackpot player but Eva put paid to that in the first round.

After some spirited and very close matches the eventual winner was David Reitzin ( this is becoming a habit) with Carol Wakelin scooping 2nd( a rare occurrence) and John Symon a close third.

A few of our payers are off to the Newcastle Open this Sunday – good luck to all.

This tournament is a great lead in to the Australian Open on 3 and 4 November - hope to see all our regulars at the Persian Rose for what promises to be a very enjoyable day.

May the dice be with you!!
Eventual 1st and 3rd place getters David Reitzin (R) and John Symon do battle

Eva and and Giancarlo tussle in the mid-round matches

Faraz Demehri (L) returned to the group tonight - seen here battling with Mohammed Nejati

A slightly perplexec  David Layman is tackled by Mohammad

Friday, 7 September 2018

Wednesday September 5

Tonight's roll-up was a healthy 10 starters and it was lovely to have Martin Sagradian join us for the first time in our new abode.

After the “shuffle” Martin was picked as the jackpot player but  was pipped in one game and missed out.

At one stage there was  possibility of a girl power twosome at the top of the heap, but a third round pairing of the two ladies put paid to that, with Eva staging a late comeback after trailing 4-0 to Carol.

The final placings were David Reitzin in top spot, Martin in 2nd and Eva  3rd.

This month's Giantslayer has been named – good luck to Giancarlo in his effort to strip Gary of 121 of his points!

A study in intense concentration as David L (R) and Mohammed N go head to head
Eva and Giancarlo in an early match
Eva and Martin hit the board

First-place getter David R (L) disposes of Gary