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
– 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.