|Consolation: 1st Simon Morecroft, 2nd Bernardo Viana|
|Last Chance: 1st Martin Barkwill, 2nd Ann Maher|
Warm-up Events' Results:
Thursday €10 32-player K/O:
Thursday €100 8-player K/O:
Friday €50 16-pair Doubles K/O:
Friday €20 32-player K/O:
Friday €200 8-player K/O:
Fionn, Joe & Phil for administering the Tournament
O'Donovan's Hotel for sponsoring the Playing Rooms
Van Haastert Pim
|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
|Sunday||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)
Main Tournament (11-points)
Consolation Knockout (9-points)
Last Chance Knockout (7-points)
|Monday||10.00 Scenic Tour/Coast Walk|
A 64-player 6-round Swiss Tournament will result in:
Of the 15 Players winning 4 matches, 1 name will be drawn from a hat and will qualify. The remaining 14 Players will each play a 7-point match, of which the 7 winners will also qualify, bringing the Main Knockout to 16 Players. The 7 losers will be given a bye in Round 1 of the Consolation Knockout.
The 48 non-qualifiers from the Main Tournament Swiss Rounds will be automatically entered into the Consolation Knockout and will be joined in Round 2 of the Consolation Tournament by the 8 Players eliminated from Round 1 of the Main Tournament Knockout.
Depending on numbers, re-buys into the Last Chance Knockout may be available at €5.
Optional Side Pools will run alongside the Main Tournament and 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.) Side Pools for the Main Tournament and Consolation Knockout must be entered before 9.45am Saturday and Sunday respectively.
To ensure the Swiss Rounds progress in a timely manner, 6 matches each round will be designated Clock Compulsory by the Tournament Director. Other matches are Clock Optional meaning a clock may be used if both players agree.
Absent Players will concede 1 Penalty Point at 5 minute intervals from 15 minutes after Play Starts.
The Cork Open Backgammon Tournament will adopt the Tournament Rules (Edition 1.3, August 2015) of the European Backgammon Federation.
Prizes may vary dependent on actual number of players entering each competition.
|Runner up||Optional Side Pools|
|Main Tournament (64-players, Saturday)||€1,200||2nd €400|
|€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.
We have commissioned 3 unique Handmade Plates by local ceramicist, Patricia McCoy (Desertserges Pottery), for 1st place in each of the Main, Consolation & Last Chance.
Last Chance Knockout