Robert Schlagman Cup
Robert Schlagman was a long term member of Hampstead Cricket Club and a founder member of the backgammon section.
Following his death in 2015, in his memory, each summer, the Cumberland hosts a U.K. Backgammon Federation (UKBGF) tournament to compete for the Robert Schlagman Cup.
The event attracts a strong field, comprising 32 players, including a no. of the U.K.‘s top rated players, as well as Robert’s two sons, Alex and Jules, and several members of the Cumberland backgammon section.
Robert Schlagman Cup 2018
The 2018 tournament took place on Sunday 22nd July.
The winner was Ben Owen (Ealing) who defeated fellow guest player, David Brown (Brighton), in the final.
Losing semi-finalists were Danny Cohen (CLTC) and, for a second consecutive year, Jules Schlagman.
In the Consolation event, Mike Ireland (CLTC) beat Lady Trudi Seely (RAC).
Ben Owen with the Robert Schlagman Cup, alongside Geraldine Schlagman and tournament organiser, Alan Briefel
Mike Ireland playing Trudi Seely in the Consolation Final, on the terrace, in beautiful sunshine
Geraldine, Alex, Jules and Lucy Schlagman in front of Robert’s bench