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Main: 1st Stuart Mann, 2nd Andre Novos
Consolation: 1st Garry Jones, 2nd Simon Morecroft
Last Chance: 1st Dave Pritchard, 2nd Richard Furborough
Warm-up Events' Results:
Thursday €10 32-player K/O: 1st Claudia Goehnert, 2nd Andy Marshall
Thursday €100 8-player K/O: 1st Rachel Rhodes, 2nd Simon Morecroft
Friday €20 16-pair Doubles K/O: 1st Ann Pocknall/Richard Furborough, 2nd Tiernan O'Rourke/Stephen Little
Friday €20 32-player K/O: 1st Walter Busato, 2nd Jamie Degabriele
Friday €200 8-player K/O: 1st Saul Brody, 2nd Brian Lever
Friday €10 8-player K/O: 1st Richard Biddle, 2nd Jackie Murphy
Friday €5 8-player K/O: 1st Tiernan O'Rourke, 2nd Derek Cooper

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

Ahern Gavin Ireland

Budrys Vaidas Ireland

Brody Saul Ireland

Broomfield John UK

Busato Walter Italy

Calderbank Mark UK

Casey John Ireland

Casey Sean Ireland

Cooper Derek UK

Biddle Richard UK

Degabriele Jamie Ireland

Desmond Patrice Ireland

Dooley Joe Ireland

Duff Paul UK

Faughnan Peter

Fernandes Micky Ireland

Fordham Cato Netherlands

Foster Sarah Ireland

Furborough Richard UK

Gill Keith UK

Goehnert Claudia Netherlands

Gowen Dearbhla Ireland

Holman Steve UK

Hornyak Nik Ireland

Huggins John Ireland

Humble Chris UK

Istvan Marek Ireland

Jones Garry UK

Jones Karen UK

Jones Sean UK

Lever Brian UK

Little Stephen UK

MacPherson Jamie UK

Maher Ann Netherlands

Mancino Ana UK

Mann Stuart UK

Marshall Andy UK

Morecroft Simon UK

Mulhall Shea Ireland

Mulrooney Leo Ireland

Mulvany Eileen Ireland

Murphy Derek Ireland

Murphy Jackie Ireland

Newton Phillip Ireland

Nolan Vincent UK

Novos Andre

O'Rourke Tiernan Ireland

Pattison Alan UK

Pocknell Ann UK

Pritchard Dave UK

Redden Philip Ireland

Rhodes Rachel UK

Rosen Brenda UK

Sprake Vic Ireland

Swanton David UK

Szpalek Karel

Thompson Gary UK

Tyler Stephen Ireland

Uttley CJ UK

van Haastert Pim Netherlands

Viana Bernardo Portugal

Vink Felix Ireland

Wood Michael 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.

Day Cork Open Backgammon Tournament

Thursday 20.00 €10 Knockout (7-points)
20.00 €100 Knockout (9-points)
22.00 Live Music in Shanleys

Friday 12.00 Lunch in Clonakilty Farmers' Market
14.00 €20 Doubles Knockout (7-points)
20.00 €20 Knockout (7-points)
20.00 €200 Knockout (9-points)
21.00 €10 Knockout (5-points)
22.00 Live Music in Con & Maura's

Saturday 09.00 Main & Consolation Side Pools Open
09.30 Briefing & Group Photo 
10.00 Main & Consolation Side Pools Close
10.00 Main Tournament 6-Round Swiss (7-points)
18.00 Thai Dinner
21.00 Music Session Trail:
          An Teach Beag
          Con & Maura's


09.00 Main Tournament Playoffs (7-points)
09.15 Main Tournament Final 16 Draw
09.30 Consolation Knockout Draw
10.00 Main Tournament Knockout Start (9-points)
10.00 Consolation Knockout Start (7-points)
12.00  Last Chance Registration & Side Pools open
13.00 Last Chance Draw/Start (5-points)

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

 20.00 Folk Legend Roy Harper in DeBarras

Monday 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. 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
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 €10

€200 Friday Knockout (8-players) €1,100 €500
€20 Friday Knockout (32-players) €480 €160 €20
€20 Friday Doubles Knockout (16-pairs) €240 €80 €20
€100 Thursday Knockouts (8-players) €600 €200
€10 Thursday Knockout (32-players) €240 €80 €10

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 Handmade Pens in engraved Wooden Presentation Boxes by local Craftsman, Andrew Elliott (West Cork Woodworks), commissioned for the 5th Cork Open for 1st place in:

Main Tournament
Consolation Knockout
Last Chance Knockout