Due to the massive earthquake and its aftershocks near the border between Turkey and Syria, a very large number of victims have been reported, and many people have lost their homes and have been forced to evacuate. As a human and a lover of the same game, we are holding this event to support the victims.
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 7, 18:00-22:00 Registration starts at 18:00, games start at 18:30 (latecomers are welcome)
<History between the Japan Backgammon Society and the Turkish Backgammon Association>
Every year a Japanese delegation participates in a tournament in Turkey, the sacred land of backgammon, and we have had numerous exchanges with local players.
When the Great East Japan Earthquake struck in 2011, Turkey held a charity tournament and send the money raised to the victims. As a return, Japan sent an autographed board, and World Champion “Mochy” played an exhibition game with the winner.
In October of the same year, when the earthquake hit east part of Turkey, JBS held a tournament to raise a donation to support victims.