The Golden Gammon Players Championship


The Players Championship returns at the Ambassadors Hotel in Central London on the 11th and 12th December 2021.

We have an amazing top prize of a tournament Golden Gammon board and, as ever, there are seven great prizes for the other winners and runners up including Erhan and Silverman Boards.

Entry for this event is just £50 or £55 for non UKBGF Members, which includes Arrival tea, coffee and light snacks. There will be additional discounts available for food at this venue.

The event will our usual format of a Saturday "double eliminator" and a Sunday Main, Consolation and Last Chance. There will be side pools available at £10, £20 & £50 with a 100% which are payable at the event.

Covid 19 - We want to keep a safe environment for all our players and staff. You may be asked for your vaccine status or to take a LFT. If you register and can't come because of Covid we will give a full refund. Please check the UKBGF page for details.

See the bottom of the page for each days format. All matches will be All matches are UKBGF rated, and likely to be our first entry to the WBGF World Ratings.

All Sunday Main 11pt matches are clock preference with a setting of 90+12s. Baffle box is optional. The TD's reserve the right to put any match on a clock with a time setting of their choice to enable matches that fall behind schedule to catch up.

UKBGF rules apply, however, if required the TD's decision is final.

You are expected to start your next round match within 15 minutes of both players finishing their match. A player not ready to play they will forfeit that match. There will be a 30 minute lunch break to be taken after your first round has finished.

Registration from 9.30am with side pools open until 10.30. Play due to start at 11am.

The final and selected matches throughout the tournament will be recorded and livestreamed.

The winners:

Main: 1st Aref Alipour, 2nd Cecilia Rogers, 3rd Larry Smyth, 4th Michael Kamintzi

Consolation 1: Anna Clarke, 2nd Danny DeMeester

Consolation 2: Julian Minwalla, 2nd Saravanan Sathyanandha

Consolation 3: Stuart Mann, 2nd Tim Line

Last Chance: Radu Ciortan

Additional 8 player knockout won by Adam Taylor

Use the links below to take you to the start of each match.

Aref Alipour vs Lawrence Powell Aref Alipour vs Tim Line Cecilia Rogers vs Larry Smyth

You can find a list of the results here

1st prize: Golden Gammon board

Ambassadors Hotel
12 Upper Woburn Place,
London, WC1H 0HX

Eight boards to be won


  1. Adam Taylor

  2. Adrian Farthing

  3. Afshin Foulad

  4. Alain Dekker

  5. Alexander Polden

  6. Alexandru Pascu

  7. Anna Clarke

  8. Aref Alipour

  9. Aydin Kolcak

  10. Balan Florin

  11. Bek Barbaros

  12. Ben Owen

  13. Brenda Rosen

  14. Brian Gillot

  15. Can Cag

  16. Cecilia Rogers

  17. Chris Filby

  18. Chris O'Connor

  19. Christopher J Rogers

  20. Crispin Duke

  21. Cristiana Fedeles

  22. Cynthia Roberts

  23. Dan Rovira

  24. Daniel De Meester

  25. David Brown

  26. Emad Salib

  27. Fabricio Cardoso

  28. Georgios Papazoglou

  29. Hazel Boucher

  30. Irina Smith

  31. Jerry White

  32. John Broomfield

  33. John McNeil

  34. Jon Barnes

  35. Julian Minwalla

  36. Kazuhiro Shino

  37. Larry Smyth

  38. Lawrence Powell

  39. Lewis Potter

  40. Marcus Keighley

  41. Martin Barkwill

  42. Martyn Hamer

  43. Merrin Rose

  44. Michael Kamintzi

  45. Michele de Havilland

  46. Mike Ireland

  47. Milen Angelov

  48. Morris Rashty

  49. Neculai Axinte

  50. Nicholas Check

  51. Paolo Barone

  52. Paul White

  53. Pedros Semeou

  54. Petar Vodovic

  55. Peter Bennet

  56. Peter Hodson

  57. Platon Tserliagkos

  58. Radu Ciortan

  59. Robert Sheehan

  60. Roger Phillips

  61. Roland Archer

  62. Romolo Mudu

  63. Roni Sofroniou

  64. Rosalie Johnson

  65. Rowena Paliwoda

  66. Sal Leong

  67. Saravanan Sathyanandha

  68. Sean Clennell

  69. Sidi Shalku

  70. Simon Morecroft

  71. Stefan Paliwoda

  72. Stephen Carder

  73. Steve Bibby

  74. Steve OConnor

  75. Steven John Mitchell

  76. Stuart Mann

  77. Sue Perks

  78. Suzy Collis

  79. Tad Collins

  80. Tariq Siddiqi

  81. Tim Line

  82. Trudi Seely

  83. Vaidas Budrys

  84. Vasi Schiopu

  85. Wayne Joseph

  86. Yener Ciner

  87. Zigi Fibert

UKBGF Membership

Backgammon London are committed to supporting the UKBGF We offer discounts to members at our events, and also run competitions in partnership with the UKBGF. Membership is £25 per year or £60 for three years. Youth membership* is free for under 26 year olds and students* (conditions apply*)

We are offering UKBGF members discounts on these events:

  • The Players Championship - £5

  • The Memorial - £5

  • UK National Online Championships - £5

  • The London Open - £5

  • The UK National Online Championships - £5

  • The Backgammon Hub Challenge - Free

  • The UKBGF National League - Free

  • The UKBGF National Knockout - Free

Reserve List

3 Silverman, 4 Erhan and a Golden Gammon board