Our First PRESS RELEASE
It was a very happy CANADA DAY for Edmonton’s “Wayne Gretzky of Canadian Backgammon” Mr. MARIUS NEAMTU. He has won the CANADIAN CUP™ at the first Canadian Backgammon Federation℠ Championship event, held in Montréal, Québec.
The first competition of it’s kind in this country, the search for a national champion took a little over ten months said current President and event producer, Mr. James Arthur Burke.
“We are delighted with the results and congratulate all the participants as they showed each other the style and class we are trying to instill in this new organization. They are all winners in my book and now constitute the bedrock in our country upon which we will reboot the world’s oldest board game.”
Men and women from across Canada traveled from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Northern and Southern Ontario, Montreal, Halifax and New Brunswick to help make the event happen and try their skill at “the world’s cruelest game,” Backgammon. These charter participants have each been awarded a free permanent lifetime membership!
Second place was won by Mr. Robert Robitaille of Timmins, Ontario.
A surprisingly adept player, he emerged out of the players field demonstrating a marked talent for the game winning almost all his matches. This valiant effort has earned him a permanent place in Canadian Backgammon history as the first recipient of the O’Cannabis Cup. Congratulations Bob!