We have a backgammon tournament every Monday at the Des Peres Schnucks. Meet in the upper mezzanine level; steps are near the main entrance.
WHERE: Des Peres Schnucks at 12332 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131
(Ballas and Manchester, just east of 270)
WHEN: Registration starts at 6:30 pm with matches beginning promptly at 7:00 pm.
WHAT: 7 point backgammon matches in the main draw and 5 point matches in the consolation.
David Todd is the 2020 On-Line Champion of the St. Louis Gateway Backgammon Club...and this is how he did it...
With a little bit of "DT" swagger and a whole bunch of cyberboard bullying and indomitable back game, David Todd put on full display why he is one of the premier; if not the best back game player on planet earth.
David entered the last tournament of the year 5.01 points(approximately one match) behind the leader, Phil Franklin; a very accomplished player from the Kansas City Backgammon Club.
With his own display of Royal dominance, Phil re-enacted the 1933 version of the Kansas City massacre, depicting himself as gangster Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd by mowing down his first three opponents.
In the other bracket, David was looked kindly upon by the Backgammon God and oh hum, won his first two matches; putting him in the finals...against, you know who...the Kansas City Assassin...Phil "Pretty Boy" Franklin. The Backgammon God would not have it any other way...in fact, all the other players that night complained of their pitiful dice...the Backgammon God ROARED with orgasmic delight...morbid divinity has it's perks.
The winner of this match is the Champion...WINNER TAKE ALL..
Backgammon for Bullies/David Todd...commonality...they are one...ask members of the St. Louis Gateway Backgammon Club...ask Open tournament players in the United States of America and beyond...they know...they know all too well...welcome to David Todd's Back Game HELL Phil...thug gammon.
Final Standings...what a race it was...
David Todd 1568.80
Phil Franklin 1567.78
Congratulations Phil. Hope to see you in 2021.
Congratulations David; well-earned and well-played.