Due to COVID 19 restrictions world wide, please confirm all face-to-face events prior to committing.

Upcoming Australian and New Zealand Tournament Dates:


2020 Newcastle Open

Entries close at Noon AEST on Sunday 27/9/20The Tournament will be conducted as a Double Elimination event. For those new to tournaments, you need to lose twice to be out of the competition. There are two brackets that are completed, one for Winners and the other for those who lose one match. The last person standing in the Winner’s Bracket plays the last person standing in the Loser’s Bracket. The Loser’s Bracket winner needs to defeat the Winner’s Bracket winner twice to win the tournament.

The initial draw will be contingent on the order in which entries are received via the time on your email. Therefore the earlier you enter the more chance you have at any first round bye. eg: if your entry is the 6th received your grid position will be number 6 on the draw sheet. This position will be notified to you via an entry confirmation email.

As I have no idea how many entries are likely, the tournament director

(me) reserves position 13 which may or may not be a first round bye position.

Matches may be played on any platform by agreement but Backgammon Galaxy will be the default where there is no other mutual site.

There will be 4 days to complete each match. Matches will be forwarded as they become available with an expected completion date for that particular match.

Match Lengths: Winner’s Bracket all matches 9 points, casual clock where applicable Loser’s Bracket 7 points, casual clock Final Match(es) 9 points.

Entries are to be directed to with the subject Newy Entry

Results are to be sent to with the subject Newy Result.

Please add to you email address book or safe senders list to ensure notifications do not end up in Junk email folders.

Entries close at Noon AEST on Sunday 27/9/20 (short notice, yes but a quick game is a good game!) Draw will be announced ASAP Sunday afternoon.



2020 Sydney Open Online Backgammon Tournament

October 2020 Sydney Open
Match Format for Sydney Open 2020 ONLINE




Sydney Backgammoners Weekly 6-Day Online Tournaments

Starting Every Saturday

6-day tournament
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 2020 Queensland Backgammon Championships




South Australia Spring Tournament

November 22nd

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


Upcoming International Tournament Dates:

XXIII Austrian Backgammon Open and Austrian Doubles Championship 33rd Italian Backgammon Championship

7th-11th October 2020

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

director: Marco Fornasir

info: Marco Fornasir –


hotel booking: Marco Fornasir –


8th Merit Open International Backgammon Championship

2nd – 8th November 2020

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

Directors: Marco Fornasir  | Arda Findikoglu

info: Marco Fornasir – | Arda Findikoglu –


hotel booking: