Gareth 'gaztafari' Owen was born in Ashford, England in 1979.
He discovered backgammon in the staff rooms of casinos in his mid 20's and soon gave up his job when he realised there was more money to be made playing on his break than dealing roulette!
His notable win is Merit Park Open 2015.Gaz was also runner-up in the Consolation of the World Championships in Monte Carlo in 2013. Gaz describes himself as an online speedgammon player.
He can't wait for the advent of electronic boards as he detests pip counting. In 2015 he set himself 4 goals; win a major tournament, Wbif Champions Cup 2018, get on the giants list, reach UK no.1 ranking and become a grand master. 6 months later, here he is.
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