Over biryani and cold beer, Shawky Fahel welcomed 16 participants to the first backgammon tournament that was hosted at CIDO's office building in Waterloo. The tournament was launched to honor Shawky's late brother Issa Fahel. Issa loved backgammon and always had a board in the trunk of his car. If he knew that you played, he would be ready, willing and able to play on a moments notice. He was a backgammon legend. He never gambled, he did it for the love of the game.