Perudo champ crowned
140 players battled at 2018 Perudo World Championships
The world’s finest Perudo players gathered in London last Friday night to battle it out to be crowned ‘Champion of the Dice’ and claim the coveted title of World Perudo Champion 2018.
After hours of fighting off tough competition from 140 Perudo players, this prestigious accolade went to Jes Ongley, Chief Operating Officer at Be the Brand Experience, who is now the proud owner of the traditional ‘Silver Perudo Cup and Dice’ trophy.
The 29thplaying of the World Perudo Championships, a high- profile annual event organised by Paul Lamond Games, took place at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in central London on Friday evening.
It really was the biggest and bestPerudo Championship yet according to Mark Jones, Head of Sales for Paul Lamond Games - pictured above with the winner. “It was yet another outstanding evening packed with fun, tension, excitement and highly-skilled Perudo players. The passion for this game was palpable and we’re delighted that 2018’s event saw a greater than ever demand with younger generations flocking to play.
“The Perudo Championships has become theevent in the board games calendar and with next year marking the 30thchampionship, this game looks set to continue to rise in popularity,” added Mark
The event was overseen by Perudo inventor Cosmo Fry and the 140 players had to compete across three rounds with the 36 highest ranked players progressing to the semi-final stage. Tension mounted as journalist and TV presenter, Mariella Frostrup, announced the coveted semi-final places. The final 36 then battled it out for one of the six highly sought-after final table places.
All six finalists used shrewd strategies in a bid to outwit their fellow players but it was Jeswhoheld his nerve and skillfully bluffed his way to the coveted title.