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Charles Tobin Walter

Charles Tobin Walter

USA


Full Name: Charles Tobin Walter


Date of birth: May 12, 1958


Birth Place:  Oakland, CA


Current City of Residence: Madison, WI 


Marital Status: Single


Children: One son, age 15


Occupation: Taxi driver / Lawyer / 2-bit hustler


How I Started in Backgammon: On one of those red and black cardboard sets with checkers on the other side


Backgammon Nickname: GoToVegas


Current Skill Level: Advanced


Number of years playing Backgammon live: Roughly 25 years


Favorite Tournament Venue: Spats in Berkeley

Other important finishes:

 - 2002 Chicago Open Beginner's Runner-up

 - 2005 Madison Wisconsin Club Champion

 - 2005 Douse Cup Runner-Up

 - 2006 Madison Wisconsin Club Championship, 3rd Place


Favorite Backgammon book: Any book by Kit Woolsey also Backgammon Boot Camp by Walter Trice and Classic Backgammon Revisited by Jeremy Bagai.

Favorite Music: They Might Be Giants, Cracker (or Camper van Beethoven), Elvis Costello, Fred Frith


Favorite Film: Barry Lyndon


Favorite Food: Oatmeal with butter and sugar 


Other Interests & Hobbies: Chess, Scrabble and immigration law


Person I'd like most to meet: The one who saves me from financial ruin (all it would take is a decent job offer)


Favorite Celebrity: Steve Nash


If I could change anything in the world, I would... Create world peace and prosperity - naturally


If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would... Make it so you could cheat Death by playing backgammon against him


Additional comments: Sorry to all the people I've been rude to


 

 

 
 
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