THE Lake District backgammon championship title went to David Gallagher from Silloth in West Cumbria.

A total of 16 players from across the UK were in attendance at the sixth annual tournament at Windermere’s Cedar Manor Hotel, on Sunday 14th April where Mr Gallagher defeated Zohrab Yoncali in the final.

Another Cumbrian, Alan Farrell, beat Martin Barkwill in the consolation final.

Cedar Manor owner Jonathan Kaye (also pictured) said: “It was a great day with thrilling matches and we're now a major UK tournament."