Backgammon tournament on 26th November 14 Nov 2017

Are you The Squad's Champion backgammon player? Take part in our exclusive tournament  on 26 November to find out and help our Save The Squad appeal!

We are very proud to announce The Squad's debut backgammon tournament to be held at the RAC club, Pall Mall on Sunday 26th November. The tournament is the brainchild of Sidi, one of our trustees, an avid player, who hopes the event will raise up to £2,500 for a very good cause - us!

The tournament is open to everyone, so whether you're a novice, master or want to come and support the players (and The Squad), we'd love you to join in the fun! We start at 11am with brunch, followed by a raffle and live auction before we kick off the tournament. This is a day of intellectual challenge with the chance for both players and spectators alike to win some fabulous prizes - see below.

Why not take part and see if you're our champion? The winner will receive a premium backgammon board, trophy and of course the accolade of being our first champion. Tickets have been selling fast so don't miss your chance -we only have 2 spaces left to participate in the tournament.

And, if you don't want to compete, but do want to support your favourite player (and charity), why not buy a spectator ticket? Cheer the players along as they outmanoeuvre each other and bid on one of our exclusive auction lots which include skiing accommodation in Val d'Isere, dinner at the RAC and lots of goodies from designer brands. Or, enter our raffle with the chance to win some great prizes, all donated by local businesses. Your ticket could win you gym membership, tickets to visit the Wimbledon court and museum, afternoon tea at an exclusive Chelsea private members club, lots of organic toiletries, champagne or one of several gift cards for High St stores.

Player tickets are priced at £100 and spectator tickets are £70 , both include brunch and refreshments throughout the day.

All proceeds come straight to the Save The Squad appeal to help us keep supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities.

To book tickets, please email Sidi on

The Squad wishes to thank The businesses and individuals who have generously donated the following auction and prize items. 

Auction lots

  • Dinner for two at the RAC Great Gallery restaurant - donated by The RAC
  • A pair of shoes from Foster & Son - Donated by Foster & Son
  • Backgammon lessons - donated by some of my friends
  • Pixel wallet/purse Anya Hindmarch - donated by Anya Hindmarch
  • Skiing flat in Val D'Isere for 1 week - Donated by friend
  • Art item from an art gallery

Tournament Prizes

  • Backgammon board - donated by a keen player
  • Dinner or Afternoon Tea for two from Sloane Club (private members club near Sloane Square)

Raffle Prize Items

  • A ticket from Curzon Cinema - donated by Curzon Cinema Kings Road
  • £25 gift card from Habitat - Habitat Kings Road
  • 2 x £25 gift cards from Waitrose - Waitrose Kings Road
  • Backgammon accessories (2 x Doubling cubes from Parker) - Donated by Geoffrey Parker, board maker
  • A bottle of Champagne from Waitrose - Waitrose Kings Road
  • 2 bags with items from Tiger shop - Tiger Shop Kings Road
  • A free Premium 1-year membership from UKBGF - donated by UKBGF
  • A free UK open registration fee offered from UKBGF - donated by UKBGF
  • £50 pound gift card from Sweaty Betty - Sweaty Betty Kings Road
  • 3 items from NEOM Organics - donated by Neom Organics Kings Road
  • 2 tickets to visit the Wimbledon Museum & Courts - donated by the Wimbledon Foundation
  • 2 x £50 gift cards from Alligator Pear shop in Surrey - donated by the shop`s owner
  • Selection of backgammon and non backgammon related books
  • 2 Boadicea perfumes (worth over £150 each) - donated by a friend
  • more to come.... around 40 in total