A game can be so beguiling to players that it takes on a life of its own. And just as all living things progress according to natural selection, so did the game of backgammon. After hundreds of years on the gaming scene with a name analogous to a Trojan War veteran, the checker-based contest of luck and skill endures. Roll the dice and slide the checkers today at the Kansas City Backgammon Tournament
at the Westport Flea Market (817 Westport Road). Entrants will square off through a double-elimination bracket to determine who can win the highest number of points. Registration costs $20 per player. Sign-ups begin at 11 a.m., and games start at 11:30. Observers and newcomers are welcome to come learn the backgammon ropes for free. Top players get trophies, ribbons and other prizes. For more information, see kcbackgammon.com
or call 816-916-6599.
Sat., March 22, 11 a.m., 2008