Neil Davidson

Name: Neil Davidson

Date of birth: April 22, 1955

Birth Place: Winchester, England

Current City of Residence: London

Marital Status: Married

Children: 2 Daughters, One Grandchild

Occupation: CEO

How I Started in Backgammon: I read Backgammon for Blood by Bruce Becker and started to play with my brother in early 70’s. Hooked immediately!

Book I have written: The Accidental Entrepreneur

Backgammon Nickname: Studmuffin

Current Skill level: Expert

Playing Backgammon live since: year? 1976

Favorite Tournament Venue: Brooks Club, London

Other important finishes: Finalist in Consolation of main in WSOB, winner of several consolation tournaments.

Favorite Backgammon book: The next one.

Favorite Music: Paul Simon, Faure, Queen.

Favorite Film(s): Shawshank Redemption, Ben Hur

Favorite Food: Foie Gras, Caviar and scrambled eggs.

Other Interests & Hobbies: Golf, Travel, Cinema

Person I’d like most to meet: A bad dice thrower.

Favorite Celebrity: Tiger Woods

If I could change anything in the world, I would…: make it a kinder place and share more.

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would…: encourage more givers, less takers and a generosity of spirit that appeals to a larger audience…

Additional comments: Backgammon is the greatest board game of all. It would be wonderful to put it up there with poker in popularity. It needs to change its image, and be more welcoming to beginners, more giving in general, and present a more attractive image than it does right now. It seems to sabotage itself too often when it comes to bringing it to the masses