Upcoming Australasian Tournaments
2021 New Zealand Backgammon Championship
Date: May 29, 2021 / May 30, 2021
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.
May 29th 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.
May 30th 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
1st Place: $ 50.00 estimate
2nd Place: Bottle of Fine Wine
3rd Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
4th Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
5th Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
Trophy’s will be given to 1st / 2nd / 3rd place.
Trophy 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
to purchase tickets. “Choose a Date” Click on: Saturday May 29th. Ticket is good for both dates.
If you are unable to use Eventfinda you can e-mail me: Name / Phone Number / 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 do not 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.
Other Australian and International Tournaments via the Australian Backgammon Federation page at https://ausbgf.org.au/home/events/