Philippe won the tournament on 28 June 2017, defeating newcomer Chantal in the finals. I (Leo) won the consolation. We seem to have a history of newcomers doing well in our tournaments. Congratulations to Chantal and Philippe.
We had 11 players; 9 played in the tournament. The main plus consolation tournament format of 5-point matches worked well again, so we are sticking with it–unless we can figure out a more interesting approach.
We keep having a nicely international crew. I counted players from Switzerland, France, Haiti, Greece, Romania, Cuba and the USA. Welcome to the United Nations of Backgammon.