About the Club
Mike Main also known as MikeMadMonk is the founder of Backgammon in London and set up Backpacker Backgammon in 1999. It was originally set up to sell travel backgammon sets to gap year students on their tours around the world.
Mike slowly moved into Tournament Direction. He invented Tric Trac Tournos and began running online via the now defunct Fun.com and Playmaker sites. Mike added live Tric Trac Tournos and ran them from Ryan's Bar in Stoke Newington - the home of British backgammon at the time.
The annual Backgammon Live in London was started in 2000 and still runs every year on the second weekend in November. 2013 was missed but 2014 will come back strong.
The Mind Sports Olympiad Cambridge Backgammon Tournament was the next addition followed by Backgammon in the Park.
Backgammon in Camden was set up in September 2005 and rapidly became the most successful Backgammon Club in London.
Mike handed Backgammon in London onto Sean Williams in October 2013 but remains Founding President. Sean now runs all day-to-day Backgammon in London operations.
Backgammon in London has run or supported: