2024 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

2024 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

Hope you are doing your wrist exercises. Getting ready for 2 days of Backgammon action.

Tickets are selling fast. We only have room for 64 Players so don’t delay.

Date:                                        March 23, 2024 / March 24, 2024

Place:                                       Auckland Bridge Club
                                             273 Remuera Rd Auckland

Time:                                       10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 Entry Fee:                                $ 50.00 NZD

15% discount for ANZBGF Members. Use code ANZBGF – Sponsored by ANZBGF

Two days of full-on Backgammon.

March 23rd  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 24th   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:       $ 500.00 estimate
2nd Place:      $ 400.00 estimate
3rd Place:       $ 200.00 estimate
4th Place:       $ 100.00 estimate

 Silver Plate:

 1st Place:       $ 150.00 estimate
2nd Place:      $ 100.00 estimate
3rd Place:       $ 50.00 estimate

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

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


“Choose a Date” Click on: Saturday March 23.  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 $ 50.00 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.

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