Speedgammon Grand Prix 2020
Tournament #1 of 8,
Thursday, January 23rd,
This is a clock event which is not for the faint hearted! Matches are to 5 points, and the scary bit is the amount of time allowed. Each player gets an allowance of 2 minutes per 5-point match, with delays at just 10 seconds. If you run out of time, you have lost the match!
Entry is £10, and at least 80% will be distributed as prizes, while the remainder is split between the Speedgammon Grand Prix prize fund and an admin fee.
The tournament is in two phases.
Everyone plays in the group phase, where you play everyone in your group, which typically means three or four matches.
Players finishing in the top half of a group then move into the second phase, which is a knock-out.
Group winners take small cash prizes, with the remainder of the prize pot going to the knock-out finalists.
Furthest progression side pools are available at £10 and £20, which will be won outright on the night, the tie breaks being (1) furthest progression in the knock-out phase; (2) highest percentagte of wins in the group phase; (3) best points difference in the group phase.
This is one of eight such events this year, with performances rewarded by points in the Speedgammon Grand Prix.
If you have a board, please bring it!
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS are BACKGAMMON NIGHTS --
THURSDAYS at the RAINBOW CASINO;
MONDAYS at the BRISTOL COUNTY SPORTS CLUB