Backgammon

CZECH OPEN 2022 – 18th International BackgammonTournament

15th-17th July 2022

Organizer: AVE-KONTAKT s.r.o.

Tournament director: Jan Stastna

15th – 16th July - individual tournament

- players without age and performance limitations

- basic part: 7 rounds by Swiss system, matches with doubling cube to 9 points

- tie-breaks: 1. minor score, 2. Buchholz, 3. mutual match

- best eight players continue to quarter-finals (11 points), semi-finals (11 points) and final (13 points) + 3rd place game (9 points)

- quarterfinals pairing will be done on chosen basis, similarly to bridge: First player after basic rounds choses his opponent from the remaining seven players, then choses second player and then third remaining best player. Remaining two players create fourth pair. In semi-finals, winners of 1st and 4th pair play together and winners of 2nd and 3rd pair play together.

- matches will be played with chess clocks: player has 12 seconds per move + total reserve of 2 minutes per point of the match length (9-point matches 18 minutes, 11-point 22 minutes, 13-point 26 minutes)

- entry fee: 500 CZK or 21,0 EUR

- financial prizes: 1st place: 40%, 2nd place: 25%, 3rd 20%, 4th 10%  of the prize pool

 

- optional bet into side pool: 500 CZK – side pool will be divided 70% - 30% between two best placed

  participating players

- time schedule:

Fri 15/7

16.00–17.00

registration

 

17.30–21.00

1st – 3rd rounds

Sat 16/7

9.00–14.00

4th – 7th rounds 

 

14.00–17.00

quarter-finals, semi-finals, final, 3rd place game

 

14.00–17.00

Speed Gammon

 

17.30

results announcement

(Time schedule is approximate, playing system could be modified according to the number of participants)

 

15th - 16th July – One-point match tournament

- side tournament for players participating in the main Individual tournament

- games are played during the main tournaments before next round is started

- 1-point matches without clocks

- K.O. system with two branches, each player has two chances

- entry is included in the main tournament fee

- prize for winner: 5% from individual tournament

 

16th July – Speed Gammon

- starts after end of basic part of the Individual tournament

- 5-point matches with clocks: 10 second per move + time reserve 2 minutes for the whole match

- K.O. system for 16 players, re-buys possible in case of elimination

- entry fee: 250 CZK or 10,5 EUR – will be collected on place during the tournament

- prizes: 100% entry fees returned – winner 2000 CZK, finalist 1000 CZK, semi-finalists 500 CZK

 

17th July - Doubles Consulting

- teams of 2 players composed of players without age and performance limitations

- matches with doubling cube to 7 points

- Swiss system – number of rounds dependent on number of teams

- tie-breaks: 1. minor score, 2. Buchholz, 3. mutual match

- matches will be played with chess clocks: 12 seconds per move + total reserve of 14 minutes

- two teams play on one board, for each team one player rolls and plays, second one advises him

- team can consult the play arbitrarily, all actions on board are made by the playing player

- players can switch the positions of the playing and advising player during the match

- switching is possible only between games, each whole game is played by the same player

- financial prizes: 1st place: 70%, 2nd place: 30% of the prize pool, prizes in CZK

- entry fee: 500 CZK or 21,0 EUR for a team

- applications for this tournament are not registered and it is possible to register for it only on the day

  of launching of the tournament

- time schedule:

Sun 17/7

9.30–10.00

registration

 

10.00–16.00

tournament

 

16.30

results announcement

(Time schedule is approximate, playing system could be modified according to the number of participants)

Playing halls, place of registration, accommodation and secretariat: congress centre IDEON, Jiraskova 1963, 530 02, Pardubice

Refreshments: Ideon – a festival party tent

Internet: during the whole festival wireless Internet access available free of charge at the congress centre IDEON

Accompanying programme: social evening at the swimming pool (Saturday 16th July 2022 from 20.00)