2008 World Backgammon Championships - Day 1

by Achim Mueller
8 July 2008

Monte Carlo Casino

Current Ladder: Championship Flight

GammonVillage correspondent Achim Mueller reports from the 2008 World Championships of Backgammon, being held at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco from July 6 to July 13.

Please join us in welcoming Achim and wishing him luck, as he is not just reporting on the event, he is also competing for the Championship. Good luck Achim!

MONTE CARLO, Monaco - In earlier years, the World Backgammon Championships began with a welcome cocktail on opening Monday. Then came the start of the tournament on Tuesday, the Super Jackpot and Gala Dinner on Wednesday, the 1st Consolation on Thursday, the 2nd Consolation on Friday, and the Last Chance on Saturday. The 2008 Tournament should follow the same procedure as every year, one would think.

However, a lot has changed in 2008.

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