Events

Upcoming Australian and New Zealand Tournament Dates:

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Persian Rose Monthly Tournament
2nd SUNDAY of the Month, February through to October
ENTRY FEE: $50

 

New Zealand Backgammon championships

March 21st and 22nd in Auckland

 

South Australian Open Backgammon Championship

March 22nd

 

South Australia “Angie Hambour” Tournament

July 5th Adelaide

 

2020 Australian Backgammon Championship

November 6-8 Surfers Paradise

 

South Australia Spring Tournament

November 22nd Adelaide

 

Australia and New Zealand Tournament Details:

New Zealand Backgammon championships

Date:                                        March 21, 2020 / March 22, 2020

Place:                                       Auckland Bridge Club                                           

                                                     273 Remuera Rd Auckland

Time:                                       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Entry Fee:                                $ 30.00 NZD

Two days of full on Backgammon.

March 21st Standard Swiss Format. Everyone is guaranteed to play 5 – seven point Matches. The pairings are random in the first Match. Players are not eliminated if they lose the first Match. No Player meets the same opponent twice. Successive rounds match Players with scores as similar to each other as possible. By the 3rd Match Experts are playing Experts, Average are playing Average and Novices are playing Novices.

March 22nd  Top sixteen (16) Players from the Swiss Format will play Knockout Matches to determine 1st 2nd 3rd places.

Clocks may be used for the final (8) Players in the Knockout Matches.

Silver Plate Tournament will be played on Sunday for all those who did not make it into the finals but still want to roll the dice. Standard Swiss Format to ensure everyone can play multiple times with multiple Players.

Prize:          Entry Fee’s will be used to fund the Venue, Prizes & Trophy’s

                    1st Place:     $ 200.00 estimate

                   2nd Place:     $ 100.00 estimate

                   3rd Place:     $   50.00 estimate

                   4th Place:     Bottle of Fine Wine

                   5th Place:     Bottle of Fine Wine

Silver Plate:

                   1st Place:      $ 50.00 estimate

                   2nd Place:     Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman

                   3rd Place:     Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman

                   4th Place:     Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman

Trophy’s will be given to 1st / 2nd / 3rd place.

Silver Plate will be given to winner of the Silver Plate Tournament.

We will also be soliciting sponsors. Any money or prizes donated by sponsors will be used to fund additional Prizes.

Purchase Tickets:  Click on Eventfinda Link

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/2020-new-zealand-backgammon-championship/auckland/remuera to purchase tickets. “Choose a Date”  Click on: Saturday March 21st. Ticket is good for both dates.

If you are unable to use Eventfinda you can e-mail me at morbeus@outlook.co.nz with your name, phone number and bring Entry Fee of $ 30.00 NZD (exact change) and pay at the door.

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Briefing at 9:45 AM. Tournament starts at 10:00 AM.

You don’t have to be an Expert to enter the Tournament. You are guaranteed to play at least 5 seven point matches against Players whose skill range is Expert to Novice. It is a lot of fun and a very excellent Backgammon learning experience. Give it a Go.

 

South Australian Open Backgammon Championship

March 22nd

Hotel Metropolitan, Grote Street, Adelaide. More information to follow

South Australia “Angie Hambour” Tournament

July 5th

Hotel Metropolitan, Grote Street, Adelaide.  More info to follow

2020 Australian Backgammon Championship

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South Australia Spring Tournament

November 22nd

Hotel Metropolitan, Grote Street, Adelaide. More info to follow

 

 

Upcoming International Tournament Dates:

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Merit Open  2020 Spring Fest International Backgammon Championship

23rd – 29th March 2020  Girne, North Cyprus

 

5th Merit Montenegro Grand Prix International Backgammon Championship 13th – 19th April 2020 Budva

Finnish Backgammon Open 2020

May 16-17 Helsinki

 

XXIII Austrian Backgammon Open and Austrian Doubles Championship

33rd Italian Backgammon Championship

7th-11th October 2020  Seefeld

 

8th Merit Open International Backgammon Championship

2nd – 8th November 2020 Girne, North Cyprus

 

 

International Tournament Details:

23rd  / 29th March, 2020 – MERIT OPEN 2020 SPRING FEST   INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

(added prize money 20.000 €) – Merit Park Hotel & Casino | Girne – North Cyprus KKTC

Directors: Marco Fornasir  | Arda Findikoglu

info: Marco Fornasir – info@wbf.net | Arda Findikoglu – turkey@wbf.net

link: http://www.wbf.net/?tp_event=merit-open-2020-spring-fest-international-backgammon-championship

hotel booking: mp.reservation@merithotels.com

 

13rd / 19th April, 2020 – 5th MERIT OPEN MONTENEGRO GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

(added money prize 25.000 €) – Hotel Splendid | Budva – Montenegro

Directors: Marco Fornasir  | Arda Findikoglu

info: Marco Fornasir – info@wbf.net | Arda Findikoglu – turkey@wbf.net

link: http://www.wbf.net/?tp_event=4th-merit-open-montenegro-grand-prix-international-backgammon-championship

hotel booking: meritsplendid.pr@meritcasinos.com

 

Finnish Backgammon Open 2020

Saturday 16.5.2020 -Sunday 17.5.2020
11.00 – 11.45 Registration for Business and Economy class 11.45 – 12.00 Draw and opening speech 12 Games begin! Dinner break at a convenient time

11.00 Doors open, Business and Economy continues 11.00 – 11.30 Registration for last chance side pool 11.30 Last chance begins! ~18.00 Tournament ends (this is an educated guess, not forced)

4 player jackpots are continuous throughout the weekend.

How much to how many?
Business and Economy class 1. 45% 2. 30% 3. 15% 4. 10%
Last chance 1. 70% 2. 30%
Side pools 1. 100%
4 player jackpots 1. 100%

What else?
Please announce your arrival to Business or Economy class to e-mail address: suomenbackgammon@gmail.com. The announcement is not binding but it makes the work of the organizer easier.
Please bring your own board (and clock).
European backgammon association tournament rules apply: http://eubgf.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Tournament-Rules-EUBGF-Feb16.pdf
The playing venue and restaurant Juttutupa are located in the same building as hotel Scandic Paasi. https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/helsinki/scandic-paasi Therefore it is the most convenient place to stay.
The tournament organizer holds the right to adjustments regarding the tournament.
If you have questions or comments about the tournament, please contact: suomenbackgammon@gmail.com
Tournament organizer: Suomen Backgammon ry. (Finnish Backgammon association)
Tournament director: Simo Huovinen

7th / 11th October, 2020 – XXIII AUSTRIAN BACKGAMMON OPEN & AUSTRIAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP | 33rd Italian Backgammon Championship

(added prize one free entry (500 € worth) for the 8th Merit Open) – Casino Seefeld | Seefeld – Austria

director: Marco Fornasir

info: Marco Fornasir – info@wbf.net

link: http://www.wbf.net/?tp_event=xxiii-austrian-backgammon-open-austrian-doubles-championship-33rd-italian-backgammon-championship

hotel booking: Marco Fornasir – info@wbf.net

 

2nd  / 8th November, 2020 – 8th MERIT OPEN INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

(added prize money 30.000 €)- Merit Park Hotel & Casino | Girne – North Cyprus KKTC

Directors: Marco Fornasir  | Arda Findikoglu

info: Marco Fornasir – info@wbf.net | Arda Findikoglu – turkey@wbf.net

link: http://www.wbf.net/?tp_event=8th-merit-open-international-backgammon-championship

hotel booking: mp.reservation@merithotels.com