Backgammon in Bulgaria The Land of Champions
Clubs. Rules. Where to play. Annotated matches BACKGAMMON-NEWS
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Haim Cohen - Paul Magriel 2004
Maia Peicheva - Maria Krancheva 2003
Michael Meyburg vs Svilo - World Cup Qualifier - 11 point Quarter Final
Kit Woolsey vs. Svilo - 9 point First round of FIBS Autumn Open
Aachim Mueller vs Svilo - 9 point Jackpot Semifinal
fawn vs Svilo 5pt. match on TMG 2003
Vlado Gueorgiev vs Simeon Alexandrov (Only this game notes are in Bulgarian) First of the Final Three One- pointers of Digital Dice Sofia Open
Tournament rules (full text in Bulgarian)
Here are some pictures...
Evtim Ivanchev (left) plays Kliment Marinov. Vassil Bogdanov is watching.
Evtim Ivanchev just returned from Las Vegas with a prize from the doubles tournament.
Our host, Mr. Vulchev the Deputy Manager of Orbilux discotheque
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This is the new digital Svilo score, cube, clock and dice utility.
It fits Svilo boards at the checker storage (separation) area. You can take it away and use it separately without the Svilo board too. Size 20x4x3 cm.
Dice rolls are random. Take my word but no liability.
After 10 minutes of inactivity LCD is dimmed (sleep mode); cube, clock and score data are stored and can be used later.
Batteries last for years in sleep mode.
Ideal for important matches and for tournament directors too. Another application is travel - you can use any small (i.e. magnetic) board and have the four functions of the SSCCD in car, air plane etc.
The On-line User's Manual is here
Paul Magriel (X-22) tries Svilo Board
He bought it.
Folding Backgammon boards designed and made by Bulgaria's best player Svilen Todorov. Designed for luxury, heavy duty and ease of play. Your fingers won't get tired after long hours of play.
Dice-cups design and workmanship are amongst world's best - size is large for an inside roll, pout lips make dice roll. If you once play with those cups you will remember the throbbing sound of dice inside - strong enough to be heard in the other room, still lacking the stone or metal effect of some dice-cups.
Standard set specifications:
Size 55x65 cm.unfolded. Inlaid playing surface felt standard. Custom orders (minimum 20 sets) for playing surface cork, artificial suede, wool or real suede.
40 mm. red & white or black & white checkers.
90 mm. tall, lipped dice-cups - imitation leather with felt lining standard; optional real leather
1/2 inch plain red and white dice, beveled are standard. Optional precision dice.
Coating - artificial leather is standard. Option - natural leather.
Colors: coating - black, red, beige, brown, gray in different shades; playing surface - beige, gray, green, black.
Delivery time: usually next day after receipt of payment.
to ask for your nearest dealer.
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NATURAL LEATHER 90 mm. high DICE CUPS
1. OVAL - the CLASSIC - 90 mm. tall -
2. FRUSTUM OF A CONE - casino type
bottom diameter 6.5 cm, upper (hole) diameter 5.5 cm, height 9 cm. WITH A BUMPER AT BOTTOM to make dice roll. These will not fit in most boards because of diameter. Perfect for casinos, clubs, backgammon tournaments.
3. CYLINDER - lady cup
lipped, diameter 55 cm, height 9 cm. These will fit in many boards, light weight.
The Standard type is NATURAL LEATHER coating and wool felt lining. Black, Brown, Gray, Beige and Red Bordeaux colors available at present.
Luxury type may have some extras as ribs, bumper bottom etc.
Comments from my customers are that this is the BEST VALUE FOR MONEY.
Backgammon is a national game, though the cube is not widely known. You can play cubeless matches and money games in many places and you can see, weather permitting, backgammon played in the open air - in the garden beside the National Theater, in cafes, in the flea market - practically anywhere..
In SofiaThe Tsar Samuil St. bridge and backgammon club in Sofia is open every day till midnight. The environment is quite smoky. Bridge events take precedence. The Papas Restaurant is open Fridays for Backgammon Backgammon tournaments and chouettes after 17.00 h. The Rila Casino and London Casino (Radisson Hotel) hold a no cube Backgammon tournament each Wednesday and Sunday about 16:00. You need to register in advance.
Casino players have precedence.
Both casinos To be added in our database, you need to send your details. Please, fill the form.
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The National Stadium offers its hospitality each Tuesday and Thursday 13:00 for a backgammon tournament. Usually a 16 player Backgammon tournament or an 8 player jackpot are held.
The database of players and clubs benefits both local communities and travelling players and makes it easier to organize tournaments. To be added in our database, you only need to send your details. Please, fill the form.
You can phone me (Svilen Todorov aka Svilo) 72-36-12 or phone/fax 709169
Note: The telephone number above is a Bulgarian internal number. To dial it internationally, dial the international prefix, followed by 359 (the national code for Bulgaria), followed by 2 (the code for Sofia), followed by any of the above numbers.
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