2017 Perudo World Champion is crowned

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

November 15th 2017 at 4:30PM
UPDATED November 17th 2017 at 2:47PM
2017 Perudo World Champion is crowned

Paul Lamond held its annual Perudo World Championships on Friday night at the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Last Friday night Paul Lamond games crowned the 2017 Perudo world champions at their annual event held at Institute of Engineering and Technology.

The final six had already seen off extremely tough competition from over 130 players who sought to take the coveted title and become the ultimate ‘Champion of the Dice’.

The prestigious event, overseen by Perudo inventor Cosmo Fry, saw the 130 players compete in three rounds with the 36 highest ranked players progressing to the semi-final stage. It was then all to play for as the final 36 battled it out for one of the six highly sought-after final table places.

Tom Scott, the founding Director of youth music charity, School Ground Sounds claimed the 'Silver Perudo Cup and Dice', beating out runner-up Charles Mellor. 

“Before I began School Ground Sounds I was a Maths teacher. I've always had a knack for mental arithmetic from an early age - something that I'm sure helps with Perudo!” said Tom.

“I first played the game about 10 years ago whilst on holiday. Ever since that I've enjoyed playing it with family and friends. I come from a very competitive family where games are taken very seriously. Growing up with this certainly helped my chances! I'll be back at the World Championships next year to defend the title!” 

"The passion and enthusiasm for the game is just incredible, Perudo is now more popular than ever," said Richard Wells, MD of Paul Lamond Games.

"Both the new venue and new format for this Championships, brought in to accommodate the volume of players, was exceptionally well received. It certainly was a top class evening with plenty of tension, excitement and of course fun!”

Stars of stage and screen to sporting legends and world-renowned entrepreneurs such as Stephen Fry, Siena Millar and Sir Richard Branson all have a passion for the game.