2022 JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL

​Backgammon Championship

Bamboo Blu
Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios , St. Ann

October 13 - 17, 2022

Event Schedule

Thursday October 13

11:00 a.m. Doubles Begins
12:00 p.m. Side events open (Blitzes, DMP)

Friday October 14

11:00 a.m. Free seminar for Novice and Beginners
12:00 p.m. Doubles and Side events continue
6:00 p.m. $200 Jackpot

Saturday October 15

9:30 a.m. Registration closes, Announcements
10:00 a.m. Calcutta auction
11:00 a.m. Main tournament begins (first round and buybacks)
12:00 p.m. Side events continue
3:00 p.m. Buybacks close
5:00 p.m. Play begins for Main and Consolation

Sunday October 16

10:00 a.m. Free seminar for Novice and Beginners
11:00 a.m. Play resumes for Main and Consolation
11:00 a.m. Side Events continue
2:00 p.m. Continuous entries for Bazooki & SpeedGammon begin
11:00 a.m. Last Chance begins

Monday October 17

11:00 a.m. After Tournament
12:00 p.m. Side events, Bazooki, SpeedGammon continue
2:00 p.m. Jamaica vs the World – Doubles match featuring
top 2 Jamaican finishers vs top 2 non-Jamaicans
7:00 p.m. Michy/Akiko Challenge – Can you beat Michy/Akiko?
Teams of players will challenge Michy/Akiko.

Entry Fee:  $500, 90% Return

BuyBack: $250 – If you lose your first match you can BuyBack, more than once,  until 3pm Saturday for half price. You can keep Side Pool entries.

Payout: We pay 4 or 5 places, depending on number of entries. Winner guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000.

Optional Side Pool #1: $200, 95% Return

Optional Side Pool #2: $200, 95% Return (Must be in SP#1 to enter SP#2)

Format: Single-Elimination with Progressive Consolation & Fresh Draw Last Chance.

Play begins Saturday at 11:00am. BuyBacks & late entries up to 3:00pm. If you win in original entry OR BuyBack you get in the Main draw Saturday evening. If not, you will be in the Consolation draw. If you lose in the Main you go to the Consolation bracket. If you lose there, you will be in the Last Chance draw Sunday evening.

Last Chance on Sunday is a fresh draw for those who did not cash in the Main or Consolation. Byes given to the players who won most matches in Main & Consolation.