Speedgammon Grand Prix 2020
Tournament #4 of 9,
Thursday, July 23rd,
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 7 seconds. If you run out of time, you have lost the match!
Entry is £10, and payment must be made in advance (contact Ian Tarr by email for details);
At least 80% of the entry pot 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 7pm 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 opening 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