Thursday, September 17th,
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 90% of the entry pot will be distributed as prizes, while the remainder is an admin fee.
The tournament consists of three flights of knock-out, the draws for which will be held at 7.15pm, 8.15pm and 9.15pm respectively;
Everyone plays in the initial main flight, which decides the tournament winner and runner-up, who win cash prizes equivalent to 60% of the prize pool.
All players eliminated from the main flight by 8.15pm are eligible for the second flight, where 25% of the prize pool is split between the two finalists.
All players no longer involved in the first two flights at 9.15pm are eligible for the third flight, where 15% of the prize pool is split between the two finalists.
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 Speedgammon events this year, but please note the this year's Speedgammon Grand Prix has been suspended.
- 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 main flight 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;
- After elimination from a flight before 8.15pm and again before 9.15pm wait in the lobby to be included in another flight.
- Prize money will be notified during the tournament;
- Disbursement of prize money will occur by whatever means you request (within reason!), usually the day after the event;
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