Using its third season in Cannes as the launchpad, the World Series of Backgammon will launch its online platform later this (July) month, an Internet venue where registered players will be able to take part in heads-up cash action, as well as online qualifying tournaments to win seats for live tour events.
The World Series of Backgammon brand is now licensed exclusively to On a Roll Limited, whose managing director, Andy Bell was the originator of the WSOB concept three years ago.
“We’ve come a long way to be where we are at the start of this exciting tour,” said Bell. “Building on a number of valuable new partnerships, the new online platform will be a home to potentially thousands of backgammon players who look for regular match and tournament play. The mix of online, live events and the television deals we have in place with the likes of Eurosport and ESPN International, make this a tantalising combination.”
World Series of Backgammon.com will be live and presented to players during the WSOB Cannes tournament.
“This site is what I’ve been waiting for,” said renowned UK backgammon player John Hurst, winner of the UK Masters, the first event of WSOB season II. “The gaming platform and the news and information that can be found on the site make this a really exciting launch”.
The third season of the WSOB will again be formatted around three championship events and a finale, with events in Cannes (July 21-26), Prague (Sept 16 – 20) and London (Oct 20 – 26).