(Announcement) 6th Proficiency Test – Round 4 @ 41st World Championship

We are happy to announce that Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (#1 Giant of Backgammon 2015-2016) will be presenting the 6th backgammon proficiency test starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, July 28th – the third day of the 41st Backgammon World Championship.

It is scheduled as follows:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 28th
Backgammon Proficiency Exam – Exam Given

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Friday, July 29th
Backgammon Proficiency Exam – Lecture & Review

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, July 26th through Sunday, July 31st at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
(Details at https://www.bwcmc.com/schedule.php)

Fifty high-quality and well-balanced questions are supervised by Mochy and Michihito “Michy” Kageyama (#2 Giant 2015-2016) for the test. Thus, it is a worthy challenge for players at the intermediate and advanced levels.
(Details at https://blog.backgammonexam.com/en/about/)

Until now, the 6th version of our test has been hold only at Ouisen (Tokyo, Japan), Chicago Open (Chicago, US) and Capital Classic Championships (Washington, US). So, it will be the first time for most of European players to see it.

By the way, we provide a guide for an estimation of an approximate backgammon skill level as follows. Of course, it varies among players, please use just as a reference.

  • More than 45 correct answers … World champion class
  • More than 40 correct answers … National champion class
  • More than 35 correct answers … Local champion class
  • More than 30 correct answers … Advanced class
  • More than 20 correct answers … Intermediate class

You too, by all means please do challenge yourself to it.