Bristol Backgammon miscellany

Contained within this page are those few items difficult to categorise.

The DPS Backgammon story

Between 1980 and the early 2000's there was something unique at the Rolls-Royce factory in Patchway, Bristol. Lunch-time competitions started in the computing department of the factory, which played an influential part in the working lives of a high proportion of the department's personnel. Only when EDS, a global computing company, took over the running of the whole of RR's computing, did DPS Backgammon fall into a decline. Contained within the supporting pages are the results and statistics which tell only a small part of this remarkable story

John Chidgey 1921-2000

The John Chidgey Cup is played for every year, and goes to the winner of the Christmas Lesters tournament. John was arguably the main inspiration behind the development of DPS Backgammon

Gaz wins big in Cyprus

The biggest win in Bristol Backgammon history was achieved by Gaz Owen in November 2015 at the Cyprus Open

Awards Night photos

In January each year, we have the Annual Awards Night and Review of the previous year, complete with a free buffet. This is the chance to celebrate the many achievements of the previous year. We have photos from each such evening since 2001