Speedgammon Grand Prix 2020
Tournament #3 of 9,
Thursday, June 4th,
ONLINE at 7.15pm at the Heroes site.
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 consists of multiple flights of knock-out, the precise number of which depends on the numbers entering.
Everyone plays in the initial main flight, which decides the tournament winner and runner-up, who win cash prizes.
Winners of all other flights receive small cash prizes.
Furthest progression side pools are available at £10 and £20, which will be won outright or shared on the night.
This is one of nine such events this year, with performances rewarded by points in the Speedgammon Grand Prix.
- To be eligible for the tournament, you must be a Bristol Backgammon player;
- and you must be signed up to the Heroes site (see address above), citing Bristol as your home city;
- On tournament day, register by 6pm by:
- --(1) paying in advance, getting payment details from Ian Tarr, either by email or via 07751 241774 by text or WhatsApp; and
- --(2) telling Ian your name & Heroes nickname;
- At tournament time be in the Heroes lobby by 6.45pm to confirm your presence for the draw at 7.15pm;
- Next to your username on the left hand side click on your flag and choose status "tournament ready";
- Once the draw has been made then you will be notified of your first opponent in the main lobby;
- All players eliminated from a flight before the semi-final stage will be entered into another flight -- wait in the lobby for the draw.
- Prize money will be notified during the tournament;
- Disbursement of prize money will occur by whatever means you request (within reason!);
When the coronavirus crisis is over, it will once again be a case of:
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS are BACKGAMMON NIGHTS --
THURSDAYS at the RAINBOW CASINO;
MONDAYS at the BRISTOL COUNTY SPORTS CLUB