(Announcement) 5th Backgammon Proficiency Test – Round 3 @ 40th World Championship

We are thrilled to announce that Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (#1 Giant of Backgammon 2013-2014) will be presenting the 5th backgammon proficiency test starting at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 6th – the third day of the 40th Backgammon World Championship.

As you know, the Backgammon World Championship is one of the most famous and prestigious backgammon events in the world, and it is scheduled to be held from Tuesday, August 4th through Sunday, August 9th at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo.
(Details at 40th Backgammon World Championship – Schedule)

Mochy and Michihito “Michy” Kageyama (#2 Giant 2013-2014) supervised 50 high-quality and well-balanced questions for the test. Thus, it is a worthy challenge for players at the intermediate and advanced levels.
(Details at About Backgammon Proficiency Test)

It’s been a year since the 4th proficiency test took place in Monte Calro last August, and then we renew it this May, so this is supposed to be the very first chance for most of you to take it.

Now, here is a great news for you!
We decided to award a special gold-lacquer (Japanese traditional Kin-makie) board to a highest scorer in Monte Calro. This custom-ordered board is the only one in the whole world.

(Photo: Special gold-lacquer board for a highest scorer)

The 5th proficiency test is scheduled as follows:
Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mochy’s in-depth seminar reviewing all the answers to this test will follow on the next day.
Date: Friday, August 7th, 2015
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

It would be grateful if you would attend.


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