15 July 2009
Current Ladder: Championship Flight
GammonVillage correspondent Stick reports from Day 2 at the 2009 World Championships of Backgammon, being held at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco from July 13 to July 19.
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - The final tally was 173 entrants in the Championship Flight. Quite a few squeezed in from the 'end of registration' to the start of play the next day. A decent number but still down 26 I believe from last year. This means the bracket was a 256 bracket with a lot of lucky fish getting byes. I, however, drew myself the #1 Giant donkey from the 2008 list, Falafel. I figured I'd either get the toughest draw available or draw someone who also came over from the US that I could play any time I wanted. The former was the case but made for an interesting and lengthy match to say the least.
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