• Short Summary

    Ladbroke's Club in the heart of Mayfair in London was the setting on Monday (April 7) for a team of English backgammon experts to turn the tables on a team of Lebanese players by beating them by 5 games to one in an international backgammon tournament.

  • Description

    Ladbroke's Club in the heart of Mayfair in London was the setting on Monday (April 7) for a team of English backgammon experts to turn the tables on a team of Lebanese players by beating them by 5 games to one in an international backgammon tournament. At a similar competition in the Lebanon in November, the Lebanese team had been the winners.

    The English team's victory won for them a two thousand pound sterling trophy, and five thousand pounds sterling in cash. The trophy, made of centuries old Lebanon cedar wood with a solid gold plaque, had been given by the Lebanese President, Sulaiman Franjiya. The trophy was presented to the Captain of the English team, Mr. Stephen Raphad, by the Lebanese Captain, Mr. Miybel Nader, after the match.

    Monday's match produced a much more clearly defined result than the contest which took place in Beirut, capital of the Lebanon, last November. Then both teams played for many hours, eventually ending up with 114 points each with three games apiece. To decide the final winner, each team put up one player to state a play-off, and Lebanon won.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE8LWRMFQ7Y0S0J2JEMX3KPZHX
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8LWRMFQ7Y0S0J2JEMX3KPZHX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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