2019 NSWS Backgammon Championships Results

The tournament was played on June 1st and 2nd and was a progressive double elimination format. Each participant needed to lose twice to be knocked out. There was an undefeated winner bracket and a second chance bracket. As  players lost a match they dropped into the corresponding draw in the second chance bracket.
The tournament attracted 25 starters including most of Australia’s best players, travelling from as far as the Gold Coast, NSW South Coast, Newcastle and all parts of Sydney.
After many 9-point matches and nearly 2 days of playing, Peter Brown won the tournament undefeated. He played Arthur Ramer in the finals, while John Symon and Steve Clary came 3 rd and 4 th respectively.              

The undefeated champ,                                     The worthy runner up,
Peter Brown                                                              Arthur Ramer

              

Semi finalists,  John Symon                                     and Steve Clary

On the Sunday there was a $300 jackpot tournament with 8 players participating.
Semi-finalists were Taeed Athari v Zvi Bendavid and Mick Dyett v Simon Woodhead. Taeed and Mick were finalists, choosing to split the winnings.
The day was both warm outside and inside as there were smiles all round. A great comradery between the players with many battles, laughter and post mortems.
As director, I would like to thank everyone who participated, contributed to or
supported the tournament and made it such a success, in particular Taeed Athari for his on going generosity in allowing the tournament to be played at his venue at no cost, Sharne Dyett for organising the desk, and the ABF for sponsoring the trophies,

Mick Dyett
Tournament Director

2020 Melbourne Backgammon International

Just a quick early update for Melbounre 2020.

The major difference between the inaugural event in 2019 and this one will be:
Registration will open in June.
Official Independent Tournament Manager with extensive gaming and event experience
No streaming glitches

Added event $20k high rollers

Same $5k & $1k event
Same welcome, ambiance and family feel.

Full update early June – just awaiting to confirm Aussie Millions Poker Schedule. We know it concludes on Jan 24th but to ensure no confusion we await their schedule, we are likely to run from the last week aprox in Jan with a week of chouettes and casual play leading up into our even officially opening.
And we will always do our best to accommodate requests and suggestions

THE NIAGARA INVITATIONALS June 6-9

The USA 2019 Backgammon Calendar in case you are in that part of the world at the right time, and the flyer for the 2019 Niagara Invitationals.

JUNE 6-9, 2019
THE NIAGARA INVITATIONALS!!!
CASH, CHECK OR CHARGE FOR PRE-REG!

We have an AWESOME addition to Thursdays Schedule
U.S./CANADIAN NIAGARA FALLS DAY TRIP
AN EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR!
Only 15 Seats Available, So Reserve Today!
Book before May 1st and get $10 off!

ENJOY ALL THE SPLENDOR OF NIAGARA FALLS
From the U.S. and from Canada!
SEE THE FALLS FROM EVERY ANGLE
close up, from across the river, 100 feet below and atop a tower
A 6 HOUR PRIVATE TOUR THU, JUNE 6, 2019
We will leave after breakfast, have lunch in Niagara and be back in time for a quick nap, dinner and prepare for the Pre-Tourney Games! DON’T MISS OUT!!!!!

A FULL DAY-TRIP TOUR OF THE FALLS!!
If your going to travel for the weekend, you might as well SEE THE PLACE!
Go Sightseeing First… THEN play.

Reserve Your Seat Today!
Book before May 1st and get $10 off

And Don’t Forget the Rest of The 2019 ABT Calendar:

APR 25-28…..*ABT: ATLANTA SPRING CLASSIC, CROWNE PLAZA, ATLANTA, GA..404/590-2021
MAY 9-12……*ABT: CHERRY BLOSSOM CHAMPIONSHIP, HYATT, HERNDON, VA….917/488-5364
MAY 23-27…..*ABT: 39th CHICAGO OPEN, HOLIDAY INN, ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS.617/699-9100
JUN 6-9…..*ABT: NIAGARA INVITATIONAL,
BUFFALO MARRIOTT, AMHERST,NY.203/521-7866
JUN 6-9…….*ABT: LOS ANGELES OPEN, HILTON LAX, LOS ANGELES, CA……310/422-1646
JUL 4-7……..ABT: 44th MICHIGAN SUMMER CHAMPS, SHERATON, NOVI, MI….810/232-9731
AUG 15-18……ABT: WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPS, RADISSON, MADISON, WI……608/215-4597
AUG 29-SEP 2..*ABT: 3rd VIKING CLASSIC, DOUBLETREE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN….612/703-3211
SEP 19-22……ABT: WILD WEST SHOOTOUT, EMBASSY SUITES, DENVER, CO…..303/356-3679
OCT 10-13…..*ABT: SUNNY FLORIDA, DALMAR HOTEL, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL…917/488-5364
OCT 24-27……ABT: CSBC–NEW ENGLAND, TOWER SQUARE, SPRINGFIELD, MA….203/521-7866
NOV 13-17……ABT: 2019 LAS VEGAS OPEN, GOLDEN NUGGET, LAS VEGAS, NV..702/218-8238
DEC 5-8……..ABT: CALIFORNIA STATE, HILTON LAX, LOS ANGELES, CA……310/422-1646
JAN 9-12…….ABT: 13th NEW YORK OPEN, HYATT REGENCY, JERSEY CITY, NJ.408/529-6769
JAN 30-FEB 2…ABT: TEXAS/USBGF AWARDS, GUNTER HOTEL, SAN ANTONIO, TX..281/703-9304
FEB 13-16……ABT: 4TH BOSTON OPEN, HYATT REGENCY BOSTON HARBOR, MA…203/52

2019 Queensland Open Backgammon Championship

Announcing the 2019 Queensland Open Backgammon Championship
including Masters, Beginners and the inaugural
Australian Speedgammon Championship

Date: 9-11 August 2019
Place: Surfers Paradise Surf Club, Gold Coast, Queensland
Click on the Events Page  for all the details.

Another of the not-to-be-missed events on the Australian backgammon calendar.

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.

 

Congratulations to the Backgammon Association of South Australia

The Backgammon Association of SA celebrates 42 years of successful
operation.

Congratulations to all concerned from the board of the Australian Backgammon Federation. 42 years is a great achievement.

Every month starting in March 2019, and for the following 8 months, on the
2nd Tuesday of each month, one round of “the 42nd Tournament” will take
place. So financial club members need do nothing more than turn up at 6:00pm at Caffe Amore on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from March 2019 to October 2019 and enter (with $5) to participate.