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Main: 1st Brian Lever (UK), 2nd Sean Jones (UK)

Consolation: 1st Jay O'Sullivan (Cork), 2nd Wayne Felton (UK)
Last Chance: 1st Martin Barkwill (UK), 2nd Stuart Mann (UK)

Doubles: 1st Pim van Haastert/ Claudia Goehnert (Holland), 2nd John Broomfield (UK)/Walter Busato (Italy)

Warm-up Events' Results:
Thursday €10 16-player K/O: 1st Stephen Little (UK), 2nd John Casey (Cork)
Friday €50 16-pair Doubles K/O: 1st Pim van Haastert/Claudia Geohnert (Holland), 2nd John Broomfield/Walter Busato (UK/Italy)
Friday €200 8-player K/O: 1st Vaidas Budrys (Russia), 2nd Walter Busato (Italy)/John Broomfield (UK)
Friday €20 32-player K/O: 1st 2nd Ann Maher (UK), Claudia Geohnert (Holland)
Friday €10 16-player K/O: 1st Vicky Chandler (UK), 2nd Steve Lee (UK)
Friday €10 8-player K/O: 1st Brian Lever (UK), 2nd Drew Caudwell (UK)

Thanks to:
Joe, Fionn & Phil for administering the Tournament
O'Donovan's Hotel for sponsoring the Playing Rooms

Tickets for next year's Cork Open and this year's Irish Open are now on sale.

Barkwill Martin UK

Biddle Richard UK

Brooker Gary UK

Broomfield John UK

Burgess Brendan Ireland

Busato Walter Italy

Calderbank Mark UK

Caracoli Ariadne Ireland

Casey John Ireland

Casey Sean Ireland

Caudwell Drew UK

Chandler Vicky UK

Ciortan Radu Ireland

Cooper Derek UK

Deasy Sean Ireland

Degabriele Jamie Ireland

Dooly John Ireland

Faughnan Peter Ireland

Felton Wayne UK

Fordham Cato UK

Furborough Richard UK

Geohnert Claudia Holland

Gill Keith UK

Hopper Simon UK

Hornyak Nick Ireland

Huggins John Ireland

Humble Chris UK

Jones Gary UK

Jones Karen UK

Jones Sean UK

Lawrence Geoff UK

Lee Steve UK

Lever Brian UK

Little Stephen UK

Littlehailes Martha UK

Maher Ann UK

Mann Stuart UK

Marshall Andy UK

McCarthy John Ireland

McFarlane Ian UK

Misrahi Gill UK

Misrahi Jeff USA

Morecroft Simon UK

Mulhall Shea Ireland

Murphy Jackie Ireland

Newton Philip Ireland

O'Sullivan Jay Ireland

Perry Rob UK

Pocknell Ann UK

Pritchard David UK

Redden Philip Ireland

Rhodes Rachel UK

Roberts Cynthia UK

Sprake Vic UK

Thompson Gary UK

Tyler Stephen Ireland

Uttley CJ UK

van Haastert Pim Holland

Viana Bernardo Ireland

Vink Felix Ireland

Waid Michael Ireland

Woods Brian UK

Woods Mark UK

Entry to the Main Tournament (€50) includes entry to the Consolation Knockout and the Last Chance Knockout. All Main Tournament entrants are guaranteed a minimum of 5 matches.

€3,000 Prize Fund + Optional Side Pools + Trophies in 
Main Tournament
Consolation Knockout
Last Chance Knockout

Register at event for Thursday/Friday Knockouts and Saturday Shootout.

Optional Side Pools will run alongside the Main Tournament and selected Knockouts. (A Side Pool is a prize fund made up of additional and optional entry fees, kept separate from the main prize fund, and awarded to the player of each side pool who gets the furthest in each pool.)

In the Main Tournament Heats each entrant plays up to 6 games. Win 5 or more games to secure qualification into the Main Tournament Knockout on Sunday. Win 4 games to be in the Main Tournament Playoffs.

Date Cork Open Backgammon Tournament 2017

Thursday 2nd March 20.00 €10 Knockout (7-points)
20.00 €25 Satellites (7-points) into €200 Friday Jackpot
22.00 John Spillane in DeBarras

Friday 3rd March 12.00 Clonakilty Market

14.00 €10 Knockout (7-points)
14.00 €25 Doubles (7-points)
14.00 €25 Satellites (7-points) into €200 Friday Jackpot

20.00 Knockouts:
Jackpot €200 entry (9-points, 11-point final)
Leisure €20 entry (7-points, 9-point final)

21.00  €10 Knockout (7-points)

22.30 'Kings of Kudos' in DeBarras

Saturday 4th March 09.30 Briefing & Group Photo

10.00 Main Tournament 6-Round Swiss (7-points)
13.00 Saturday Shootout €5 entry (1-point)

20.00 Thai Dinner in Baan Sujjitra
21.30 Traditional Irish Music Session in An Teach Beag
22.30 Bluesband 'Crow Black Chicken' in DeBarras

Sunday 5th March

09.00 Main Tournament Playoffs (7-points)
09.30 Main Tournament Draw (9-points)
10.00 Main Tournament Knockout Start
10.00 Consolation Knockout Draw/Start (7-points)
13.00 Last Chance Draw/Start (5-points)

18.00 Finals:
Main Tournament (11-points)
Consolation Knockout (9-points)
Last Chance Knockout (7-points)

21.00 'August Wells' in DeBarras

Monday 6th
10.00 Scenic Tour/Coast Walk

A 64-player 6-round Swiss Tournament will result in:
1 Player winning 6 matches, 
6 Players winning 5 matches, and
15 Players winning 4 matches.

Of the 15 Players winning 4 matches, 3 names will be drawn from a hat and will qualify. The remaining 12 Players will each play a 7-point match, of which the 6 winners will also qualify, bringing the total to 16 Players.

The 48 non-qualifiers from the Main Tournament Swiss Rounds will be joined in Round 2 of the Consolation Tournament by the 8 Players knocked out of the Main Tournament Knockout. Depending on numbers, re-buys may be available at €20.

The Cork Open Backgammon Tournament 2016 will adopt the Tournament Rules (Edition 1.3, August 2015) of the European Backgammon Federation.

Clocks may be used in all finals, except the Saturday Shootout. The Tournament Director will invoke clocks in any game where slow play is delaying proceedings.

Entry to the Main Tournament (€50) includes entry to the Consolation Knockout and the Last Chance Knockout. 

Register from 7pm on the night for the Friday Knockouts and from 12noon on the day for the Saturday Shootout.

Prizes may vary dependent on actual number of players entering each competition.

Competition 1st
Runner up Optional Side Pools
(1st ~70%. 2nd ~30%)
Main Tournament (64-players, Saturday) €1,200 2nd €400
3rd €100
4th €50
€50, €20, €10
Consolation Knockout (64-players, Sunday) €600 €200 €20
Last Chance Knockout (64-players, Sunday) €150 €50
€5 Saturday Shootout (64-players) €220 €100
€200 Friday Knockout (8-players) €1,100 €500 €200
€20 Friday Knockout (32-players) €450 €190 €20
€50 Friday Doubles Knockout (8-pairs) €280 €120
€10 Friday Knockouts (8-players/Knockout) €60 €20
€10 Thursday Knockouts (8-players/Knockout) €60 €20

Entry to the Main Tournament (€50) includes entry to Consolation Knockout and Last Chance Knockout. 

Register at event for Thursday/Friday Knockouts and Saturday Shootout.

Unique Hand Painted Ceramic Tiles by West Cork Artist, Deborah Ni Chaoimhe, commissioned for the 3rd Cork Open for 1st place in:

Main Tournament
Consolation Knockout
Last Chance Knockout