11th Proficiency Test – Round 2 @ 42nd Chicago Open
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1w ago
On May 3rd, the new season of the Backgammon Proficiency Test began, and just three weeks later, on May 24th, the second round of the 11th Backgammon Proficiency Test took place at the 42nd Chicago Open. The Chicago Open is a major event that attracts many backgammon enthusiasts every year, and the Backgammon Proficiency Test draws significant attention as well. Since the 4th Proficiency Test in 2014, the Chicago Open has hosted every Proficiency Test, making it the most frequently held event in the United States. This year saw a record 42 participants, including 8 women. The test is based on ..read more
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11th Proficiency Test – Round 1 @ Backgammon Festival 2024
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1M ago
The Backgammon Proficiency Test, which started in 2011, celebrates its 13th anniversary at this year’s Backgammon Festival. This marks the 11th edition, with three postponements over the years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and scheduling issues. This time, to further enhance the excitement of the Backgammon Proficiency Test, an anonymous sponsor has offered to select one top-performing candidate as the “Backgammon Proficiency Test Ambassador.” The chosen ambassador will receive ¥100,000 to participate in an international backgammon tournament. A challenging criterion was set for selection: a mi ..read more
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(日本語) 【告知】バックギャモンフェスティバル2024で第11回バックギャモン検定を開催します
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2M ago
Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese. The post (日本語) 【告知】バックギャモンフェスティバル2024で第11回バックギャモン検定を開催します first appeared on バックギャモン検定Blog ..read more
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(日本語) 【告知】バックギャモン検定 過去問大会のお知らせ
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1y ago
Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese. The post (日本語) 【告知】バックギャモン検定 過去問大会のお知らせ first appeared on バックギャモン検定Blog ..read more
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10th Proficiency Test – Round 6 @ LAS Vegas Open
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1y ago
The Las Vegas Open was held from November 14 to 20, and the 10th Backgammon Proficiency Test was conducted on the morning of November 18. This is the second time in 11 years since the first test was held here. Giant #1 Masayuki Mochizuki, a.k.a. Mochy, administered the test and 9 players took it, joined by Giants #14 Steve Sax. The following day, Steve gave a lecture on reviewing for the test takers. The results for the 10 participants are as follows. As expected, Steve Sax did very well. His score puts him in second place overall at this time. Overall scores can be found here. Rank Total ..read more
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(日本語) 第10回バックギャモン検定 – ラウンド5 @ 王位戦2022
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1y ago
長雨とともに季節先取りの寒さが到来した10月ですが、バックギャモン王位戦 の初日を迎えるとそれまでとは一転、気持ちの良い秋晴れとなりました。今年の王位戦の会場となった住友不動産大崎ガーデンタワー11Fのサミー株式会社での開催は今回が初めてです。 そして今年の王位戦は、8日10時の「バックギャモン検定」からスタートしました。受検用の部屋はとても広くてきれいな会場を用意していただきました。 参加者は、会場での受検が2名、オンライン受検が3名で合計5名となりました。 結果は、西川清一さんが40点で現時点での暫定2位、片上大輔さんが38点で暫定4位となる好成績を収めました。そして片上さんは今回の王位戦で優勝し、連覇を達成しました。おめでとうございます! 今年のバックギャモン検定は38点でした。 — Daisuke Katagami (@shogidaichan) October 8, 2022 王位戦連覇しました。これから名古屋に移動します。 — Daisuke Katagami (@shogidaichan) October 10, 2022 受検者5名の結果は次の通りです。 Rank Total score Total errors Name 1 40 1035 Kiyokazu Nishikawa 2 38 1232 Daisuke Katagami ..read more
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(日本語) 【告知】第10回バックギャモン検定@王位戦2022
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1y ago
Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese. The post (日本語) 【告知】第10回バックギャモン検定@王位戦2022 first appeared on バックギャモン検定Blog ..read more
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(日本語) 第10回バックギャモン検定 – ラウンド4 @ U25合宿
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1y ago
Sorry, this entry is only available in Japanese. The post (日本語) 第10回バックギャモン検定 – ラウンド4 @ U25合宿 first appeared on バックギャモン検定Blog ..read more
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10th Proficiency Test – Round 3 @ 53rd World Championship
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1y ago
On Friday, July 29, the 10th “Backgammon Proficiency Test” was held for the first time in three years at the 53rd Backgammon World Championship in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Michihito “Michy” Kageyama, who presented an original seminar two days ago that was very well received, ran the test. Our test is now in its 10th iteration this year, and here in Monte Carlo for the 7th time since 2014 (see 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), while Zdenek Zizka is participating for the 6th time and G.C. for the 7th time! It’s thanks to enthusiastic supporters like them that we have been able to keep it going ..read more
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10th Proficiency Test – Round 2 @ Swedish Open 2022
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1y ago
On July 2, the second day of the Swedish Open 2022, Michihito Kageyama aka “Michy” ran the 10th Backgammon Proficiency Test. This is the second time it has been held here since 2019. This year’s Swedish Open was very successful and the number of test takers grew to 14. They were mostly veterans with more than 10 years of experience, and perhaps because of that, Johan Moazed and 4 others scored very well over 30 points. The results of the 14 participants are as follows. Rank Total score Total errors Name 1 32 1675 Johan Moazed 1 32 1835 P. J. 3 31 1665 Alain Babillon 3 31 2392 Ma ..read more
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