Because of personal (travel, family) reasons, I have not had a chance to attend our Wednesday gatherings at the Biltmore during the last three weeks. I am informed that during the last two weeks only one player showed up.
Prior to that I had noticed that our attendance had dwindled to the point where we were only playing chouettes or head-to-head instead of tournaments. I have no explanation for the decline in interest and attendance, other than perhaps my being a crappy group promoter.
So, I think it is time we took a break. Until further notice, I will not promote our group or attempt to get folk to play live at the Biltmore.
I anticipate that after several weeks some folk may get the itch to get back to playing live. I will accommodate them if I sense there is enough demand. But, for the time being, I am done trying.
I will keep this website (www.MiamiBackgammon.com) and the mailing list up and running and will post news of other backgammon events in the area.