Full Name: Michael Crane
Date of birth: January 31 , 1949
Birth Place: Lincoln. England
Current City of Residence: Lincoln. England
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Backgammon Professional
How I Started in Backgammon: My father bought me a very cheap set for £1 via the Daily Mirror newspaper over thirty years ago; and I have been playing ever since.
Backgammon Nickname: I don’t have one . . . although Paul Money did attach the sobriquet, RAMBO to me – it is a reference to BIBA (British Isles Backgammon Association, of which I am the founder and director) and stands for, Really All Michael’s Backgammon Organization! I thought this was really neat.
Current Skill Level: Advanced . . . although many may disagree with such a high self-opinion of my abilities!
Number of years playing Backgammon live: 33 years . . . . so far!!!
Favorite Tournament Venue: The annual, Bright ‘n’ Breezy Biba event; in whatever venue I hold it ?
– 1996 Sandy Osborne Trophy, Main, Advanced.
Other important finishes: Too many to mention; and after all, who remembers losers – except the losers themselves?
Favorite Backgammon book: Magriel’s Backgammon
Book I have written: Teach Yourself Backgammon, 2006
Favorite Music: Varied. Currently enjoying Primal Scream.
Favorite Food: Italian food.
Other Interests & Hobbies: Reading, writing, relaxing.
Person I’d like most to meet: Peter Kaye and Sarah Millican
Favorite Celebrity:Don’t have one.
If I could change anything in the world, I would… Abolish reality TV shows.
If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… Compile a universal set of rules that all would play to.
Additional comments: I am too shy to say much else!