Martin Hemming

Full Name: Martin Hemming

Date of birth: September 3, 1958.

Birth Place: Lincolnshire, England

City of Residence: Gloucestershire, England

Marital Status: Divorced again

Children: One, Harry, 11

Occupation: Research Consultant

How I Started in Backgammon: At school

Backgammon Nickname: Glostershire

Current Skill level: Advanced

Number of years playing Backgammon live: 30

Favourite Tournament Venue: Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Titles won:

– 2005 Bristol Grand Prix

– February 2006 BIBA Jarvis Trophy

– December 2006 Gammonitis Julian Minwalla Christmas Cracker

– 2004British Open Consolation Winner

Other important finishes:

– June 2001 Runner-Up BIBA Hilton Trophy

– November 2006 Runner-Up Gammonitis Birthday Tournament

Favourite Backgammon book: Backgammon by Paul Magriel

Favourite Film: Lost in Translation

Favourite Music: Eagles

Favourite Food: Shepherd’s Pie

Other Interests & Hobbies: Poker, running tournaments under the Cotswold Backgammon label

Person I’d like most to meet: I met her. Margaret Thatcher

Favourite Celebrity: Geoffrey Boycott

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… make the use of clocks as the norm

If I could change anything in the world, I would… eradicate Political Correctness

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