Until recently the most expensive set on the market was made by Carbofan company, priced ,260. Well, an average person is willing to accept exaggerated prices when it involves art.
For example, Charles Hollander collection includes a custom made backgammon set, designed by the artist Bernard Maquin, which is made of more than 60,000 diamonds and a lot of gold. Geoffrey Parker’s reputable company has managed to exceed Carbofan’s impressive figure, and raise the 5 digits number to a 6 digits one.
Victor Ashkenazi won the championship tournament of the New York Metropolitan Backgammon open, held in New Jersey, January 5-8, 2012.
Victor, with Falafel as his partner, took part in the finals of the New York Doubles, as well.
It was a unique and extra enjoyable backgammon race that has reached its finishing line in the final tournament, held last Wednesday on May 2nd, 2012, with an initial prize pool of ,000. Alastair Macbeath won the exclusive annual Kingston International backgammon tournament that was held on June 22-23, 2012, in Jamaica.The Prestigious event was primarily sponsored by the Sterling Asset Managements and CPJ (Caribbean Producers Jamaica).Jerygiltter won (7-3), thus received 74; Agiassos won 4 and the semifinalists, Nodari from Russia and Eristoff from Georgia, won 9 each.Thanks to the high number of participants, the tourney’s prize-pool was increased to 90, and 12 additional players shared the remaining 04.