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JULY 2016 BACKGAMMON LEAGUE

Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
edited July 2016 in WEBSITE NEWS AND EVENTS


HOW TO DO A TURN:

1. Login at http://www.gamesbyemail.com.
2. Click "my turns" at the top.
3. Click on the game.
4. Move your piece and hit "send move".


LEAGUE FORMAT:


1. This league has three rounds. During each round, every player plays every other player simultaneously.
2. The player with the most wins at the end of three rounds holds the league title.
3. In the event of a tie for first, whoever won the most games in the series determines the winner.
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"...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)

Comments

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited June 2016

    If you don't know how to play but would like to participate, I'd be happy to teach anyone interested - it's a very easy game to learn, and super fun and addictive.


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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    *signs up*
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    *signs up*
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • gregasgregas Member, Permitted to post new threads
    im in
    “One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” ― Nikola Tesla
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Blot. Err, I mean, bump.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Signs in.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Someone needs to keep all you punks in line, so I'm in.
    People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
    - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Alright, we have 5 so far - do we have a sixth for a nice even number with which to begin the league?
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Mrpops be a man!
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited June 2016
    Mrpops be a man!
    LOL

    No one gets in between Lynsey and backgammon
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
    - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    The game is indeed that good. Hey, who's going to clean up that knocked over spittoon?
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Last call, last call. Do we have anyone else who would like to join?

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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Mrpops be a man!
    LOL

    No one gets in between Lynsey and backgammon
     
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited July 2016
    League underway.
    Round 1 games active.
    Good luck!
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Good Luck!
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    @Rosie_MOD_
    @Farmer_Sean

    get first moves, forgot to mention it
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Havent had a link yet?

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    If you log in at http://www.gamesbyemail.com, then click on "My turns", the game should appear
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Thanks, will do so when I arrive home shortly.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited July 2016
    Thanks, will do so when I arrive home shortly.
    Sounds good *breathes on the dice before you get there*
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Just for here on in, whoever has the first turn always has to log in at the game website - it doesn't send out the first email for created games because it thinks the person is already on the website to make the first move - but every turn afterward though it should send out a letter.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    edited July 2016
    Thanks, will do so when I arrive home shortly.
    Sounds good *breathes on the dice before you get there*
    Wondered why they were blank.  Finally found eight black dots on the floor

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Lynsey, I'm going to start our game of the next round today so that perhaps we can get a view turns in beforehand. You get to go first!
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Good game, Lynsey - I owe the dice lunch after that
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Great Game Matt! well played!
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Alright - I'm going to implement a new scheduling process since we're falling a bit behind:

    From here on in, a new round will begin (God willing) every Monday, so there may be some cases where a person is finishing a previous game while starting a new round. We should aim to complete a round in a week, but if not, this will allows us to keep things moving.

    Round two begins Monday, July 18th.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    sounds good
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Round 2 underway.

    Sean gets the first move.
    (Lynsey and I have concluded our game already).

    Round 3 begins July 25th or earlier.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Our game's still to start so will recheck it in the morning.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Lynsey - are you averse to playing two games at once next round to get the schedule up to speed?
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    No, I would be fine doing this
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Next round underway.
    Log in at the website and click on "my turns" to view your games.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Lynsey, you get the first moves in both your games.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    sorry didnt realise, will log in
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    In order to get Greg caught up, I've added three additional games to this round (first player listed goes first, and as always must log in at website to make first move):

    Lynsey vs Greg
    Rosie vs Greg
    Matt vs Greg
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    All players are currently playing multiple games, so be sure to log in at the website and click on "My Turns" to see the games awaiting your actions when you make your daily moves.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Round 2 (of 3) set to begin Monday.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    Wow! A losing streak of 3. At least I'm consistent =)

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • gregasgregas Member, Permitted to post new threads
    sry yall ive been really busy with work ill get on to play as i can
    “One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” ― Nikola Tesla
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    gregas said:
    sry yall ive been really busy with work ill get on to play as i can
    It's alright - backgammon is the kind of game where a person could play 10 or more games at once and not break a sweat. I'll just add the next round onto your current games. They'll all get played eventually, so it's fine.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited July 2016
    The Lynsey-Sean match was pretty intense, with a huge last-minute reversal. I have a feeling that particular rivalry is far from concluded. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Wow! A losing streak of 3. At least I'm consistent =)
    Still 5 more games to play - consistency can be the harbinger of victory!
    *trumpets roar*
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • RosieRosie Member, Permitted to post new threads
    *huddles in corner*

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited July 2016
    Actually 9, pardon me. 3 x 4 opponents.

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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Alright, good people:

    1. Round two games have been added. Be sure to always log in on the website and click "my turns" to see what games are awaiting your actions.

    2. I've started labeling the games with the participants for ease of use.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    If anyone needs me, I'll be sulking in the corner hugging my backgammon board.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
     :whistle: 
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • If anyone needs me, I'll be sulking in the corner hugging my backgammon board.
    Plenty of seats over here at the loser's table!  And cookies!
    *Beckons*
    People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
    - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    edited August 2016
    God willing, third and final round of the July League begins Monday!
    (I'll put the games up today for anyone who would like to begin early.)
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Lynsey, does the game between you and I show up on your "My Turns" page? I think I may have typo'd your email. Let me know if it doesn't.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Our July League has concluded!
    Congratulations to Lynsey for becoming our reigning league champion!

    Those still playing games can continue them (Lynsey has won the league mathematically so it won't make a difference to the standings).

    Let's take a week or so break before we start the August league.
    It will feature a brand new format, God willing, that will hopefully be even more fun and allow for more comfortable scheduling.
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
    Thank you!
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
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