1st Nice Casino Ruhl Backgammon Open

Pictorial 1

Director Marco Fornasir and staffer (Antonio and Mateo) do the public draw.
Play gets underway in all three main flights of the event.
Italy's Maria Croce and Costa Rica's Marjorie Serrano Blanco smile for the camera as they compete in their Intemediate match.

Martha Gjelseth of Norway on her way to victory in

Round 1 of the Champion flight.

Zoran Maric and Martin de Bruin battle it out in the Champion.

Avetis Rostomian of Armenia gets into some side action

with Toyotaka Nakamura of Japan.


Gurkan Gucer of Turkey versus Wolfgang Haas of Austria

in the Champion flight.

Francesco Mauri of Italy up against Germany's Samir Shaban.
Melten Gucer of Turkey plays against Jeanne Nanga of Cameroun.
UK experts Chris Ternel (owner of bgshop.com) and John Clark (who just endorsed William Hill Backgammon) are truly enjoying this event.
Dr. Jakob Garal is here promoting his great electronic match-recording board and his new book called "Fair Backgammon Tournament Rules".
2007 European Champion Schmucki of Austria (centre-right)
seems interested in buying a board.

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