DRINKS, DINNER, BACKGAMMON.


BACKGAMMON AT BRINKLEYS


AN EVENING OF HIGH STAKES AMUSEMENT, FINE FOOD AND SKILL.

 Whether you're a seasoned pro or just a beginner, come and enjoy an evening of skill, tension and high-stakes drama, playing backgammon with your fellow Revellers. You could even win a bottle of champagne.

Boards are provided, along with simple instructions and, if you need it, a guiding hand.

Date: Monday  13th January 2020

DRINKS - 6.30pm - 7.00pm

PLAY - 7.00pm - 8.50pm

PRIZEGIVING: 8.55pm

DINNER (OPTIONAL)  9.00pm - 10.30 pm

INFORMAL PLAY 10.30pm - MIDNIGHT

£25 or £30 door (if available).
Includes match fee, tuition if required, and a glass of Cote du Rhone or Macon Village on arrival before 6.45pm (as incentive to arrive on time!).
Cancellation: 50% refund before 1st Jan. No refunds thereafter.  

After each game, you retire to the bar to find your next opponent, playing as many games as you can until 9.00 pm. 

Whoever accumulates most points by then wins a bottle of champagne.

Dinner follows. If you prefer to play on informally, you can until Midnight. 


How Scoring Works

There will be simple written instructions - and help will always be at hand. So relax, don't get overwhelmed. Just get over excited...

When you win your game, you receive:

  • 1 POINT - if your opponent has taken off at least 1 chip by the end of the game. 
  • 2 POINTS - if your opponent hasn't taken off any chips. (You've "Gammoned" them!)
  • 3 POINTS - if your opponent hasn't taken off any chips and has at least 1 chip within your Home Board or on the Bar. (You've "Backgammoned" them!)
  • At the end of the game, if the Doubling Cube has been turned, you multiply your score by the number face up on the Doubling Cube.
  • Whoever accumulates the most points by 9pm wins a bottle of champagne.

About the Doubling Cube

  1. At the start of the game, the Cube shows 64 facing up. It has no value unless a player offers to "Double". If accepted by the other player, the Cube is "doubled" - so turned.
  2. After the first Double, 2 is shown facing up. After the next, it's 4. Then it's 8, 16 and so on.
  3. If you offer a double, your opponent must accept. Otherwise he/she forfeits the game. You then get all the points at stake before the start of your turn.
  4. Once your opponent accepts your double, you can't offer a double until after they offer you one.
  5. At the end of the game, if you win, you multiply your points by the face value of the Doubling Cube.

Requirements

You need to know the basic rules of  Backgammon and have taken on board how scoring works with the Doubling Cube, per the above. 

You can access the rules of Backgammon by clicking here if you want to refresh your knowledge.


"I feel lucky, shall we double?"


 £25 or £30 door (if available).
Includes match fee, tuition if required, and a glass of Cote du Rhone or Macon Village on arrival before 6.45pm (as incentive to arrive on time!).

Cancellation Policy.

Cancellation: 50% refund before 1st Jan. No refunds thereafter.