The Inaugural Sydney Open Backgammon Tournament

The tournament was run on the 7th of April 2019 at the Canada Bay Club.

The amended double Swiss format ensured that everyone played 6 x seven point matches on the day, and a loss in the three round qualifying flight did not preclude any player from winning the tournament.The day was a resounding success with glowing reports from the participants.

Main Flight :

1st Paul Barnett – $600 and crystal doubling cube award,


2nd Arthur Ramer $300.


Consolation prize of $60 to the one-match winner with the highest score to David Reitzin.


3rd prize went to the Second Flight winner, Pat Halpin, who received $180.


Eva Bitel pocketing the $60 2nd flight consolation.


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