Thank you for playing.

Main: 1st Brian Lever, 2nd Richard Furborough

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: 

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


Aherne Gavin
Barkwill Martin
Basset Richard
Beare Walter
Biddle Richard
Bleakley Chris
Brody Saul
Broomfield John
Burgess Brendan
Calderbank Mark
Casey John
Casey Sean
Champion Jason
Degabriele Jamie
Dooley Joe
Duff Paul
Faughnan Peter
Fernandez Micky
Fordham Cato
Furborough Richard
Gallagher Danny
Gasquoine Simon
Gill Keith
Goehnert Claudia
Gough Jacqueline
Gowen Dearbhla
Holman Steve
Hornyak Nik
Huggins John
Jones Sean
Jones Garry
Jones Karen
Judge Jack
Karkalas Panos
Kremer Gregory
Lee Steve
Lever Brian
Little Stephen
Littlehailes Martha
Maher Ann
Mann Stuart
Marshall Andy
Mehegan John
Morecroft Simon
Mulhall Shea
Mulvany Eileen
Muphy Derek
Murphy Jackie
Novos Andre
O'Rourke Tiernan
Pattison Alan
Perks Sue
Phil Newton
Pocknell Ann
Rhodes Rachel
Sheehy Dave
Sprake Vic
Standring Victoria
Swanton David
Tyler Stephen
Uttley CJ
Van Haastert Pim
Viana Bernardo
Wood Mike

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 and Friday Knockouts.

In the Main Tournament Swiss Rounds 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.

DayCork Open Backgammon Tournament

Thursday20.00 €10 Knockout (7-points)
20.00 €100 Knockout (9-points)
22.00 Live Music in Shanleys

Friday12.00 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

Saturday09.00 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)

Monday10.00 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.

The 1 player winning 6 matches will be given a bye in Round 1 of the Main Final 16.

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 upOptional Side Pools
Main Tournament (64-players, Saturday)€1,2002nd €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.

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.

Main Tournament
Consolation Knockout
Last Chance Knockout