David Phillips

Full Name: David Phillips

Date of birth: May 5, 1952

Birth Place: Manchester UK

Current Cityof Residence: Manchester UK

Marital Status: Married

Children: Grown up

Occupation: Business Adviser

How I Started in Backgammon: Taught by ex-father-in-law and ex-brother in law in the 70’s

Backgammon Nickname: Poppythorn (on dailygammon)

Current Skill level: Who knows???? Dailygammon ranking is around 1950 … Intermediate?

Playing Backgammon live since: 1972

Favorite Tournament Venue: Manchester Backgammon Club

Titles won:

– 2009 Manchester Club Champion

– 2009 Manchester Knockout Champion

– 2009 Live in London Doubles (with George Hall)

Favorite Backgammon books:

– Backgammon by Paul Magriel.

– Backgammon for Profit by Joe Dwek
– Backgammon to Win by Chris Bray
– 501 Essential Problems by Bill Robertie
– Praxis by Marty Storer

Favorite Music: Leonard Cohen

Favorite Film: Shawshank

Favorite Food: Thai.

Other Interests & Hobbies: Manchester City Football Club

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would…: One Worldwide pyramid structure recognized by all players that all tournaments that mattered registered with leading to one world ranking system.