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Eighth Grader Places Second in World Backgammon Championships

Photo by Eun-Kyung
Exciting news regarding Saint David's eighth grader Evan '17, who discovered the game of backgammon over the summer, reading books on the game and playing regularly with his dad.

He did so well and enjoyed the game so much, he entered the 41st World Backgammon Championships in Monte Carlo a few weeks ago, and placed second overall in the Juniors division.

Evan's competitors were from Russia, Turkey, Israel, France, England, Switzerland, Japan and Germany.

The photo, from the US Backgammon Federation website, shows the final match with Evan on the left.  His dad told me that Evan wore his favorite pair of red Saint David's shorts during the competition--for confidence, and to wave the flag of his beloved school. Congratulations!

One of the things I love most about summer is how it gives all of our boys the opportunity to indulge in new talents and interests, as Evan did. 

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