Sterling Asset Management Second Annual Kingston International Backgammon Tournament Results
The Sterling Asset Management Second Annual Kingston International Backgammon Tournament finished up last weekend and it was Alastair Macbeath who earned the first place win. Macbeath was able to defeat Bruce Levy in the finals to earn the $300,000 first place prize.

The win signified the third time that Macbeath had earned the big tournament. Macbeath was able to defeat backgammon favorites Mike Hirst and William Mahfood to earn the first place win.

Hirst had a bit of bad luck and did not make it past the first round, however, Mahfood was able to make it to the knockout stage before he was defeated by Mitta Roussseau during the quarter finals. The semi finals were very exciting and Macbeath was able to defeat Ryan Lowe and Bruce Levy was able to defeat Mitta Rousseau to make to the finals.

The event welcomed thirty two players competing and in the end Macbeath was able to outlast them all and claim the victory. The event took place at the Spanish Court Hotel and the event was a great success. Charles Ross the CEO at Sterling commented on the tournament by stating: “it has helped raise the profile of ht game in Jamaica.”

The tournament takes place each year and is a great party weekend. With many different sponsors offering food choices and the best in backgammon players competing, everyone in attendance was sure to have a great time.

Macbeath won a great prize of $300,000 for the title win. Macbeath is sure to attend next year’s event and could possible earn a second victory if he maintains his game play.

- 2012-07-04


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