January 12th, 2015
THE second annual Lake District backgammon championship will be staged at Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel in March.
January 14th, 2015
Tis the season of chess and checkers and backgammon. Tis the season of Monopoly and Scrabble and Snakes and Ladders. OK, so I lie when it comes to Snakes and Ladders, but that's only because I haven't owned Snakes and Ladders since I was eight. But it is the season of everything else.
January 19th, 2015
James Norton, star of "Grantchester" on PBS and "Happy Valley" on Netflix, shares his preferences in a "this or that" game relating to his "Grantchester" character, Vicar Sidney Chambers. Whiskey or sherry? "Whiskey." Jazz or rap? "Jazz. Yeah, I'm going to come out exactly like Sidney. [Laughs.]" Vinyl or download? "Well, with me, it's download." Public transportation or cycling? "Definitely ...
January 18th, 2015
"IMAGINE taking to a silent stage," states The Voice, "the only sound is your own breath." I was reminded of my brief career as a male stripper, in particular the booking at Barlaston Backgammon Club. Jake Shakeshaft is a young man for whom silence is a foreign concept. Barely had the Clayton 19-year-old begun his, quite frankly, terrific performance on The Voice, than the entire audience were ...
December 29th, 2014
RELAXING: Cameron Pilley and his partner, Line Hansen, enjoy a coffee while on a break back in Yamba. Adam Hourigan