Our Jamaica Backgammon Community will be hosting 2 great tournaments this year. Get ready for 2 weekends of fun and excitement

Main Event

Thursday October 13 - Saturday October 15, 2022

at Bamboo Blu, Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios , St. Ann

Jamaica International Backgammon Championship

Main Event Schedule

Thursday October 13

10:00 a.m. Doubles
Continuous entries for blitzes and 1 – point matches

Friday October 14

10:00 a.m. Special Calcutta
The winning bidder each time gets to pick his partner in the Calcutta until all are taken.
11:00 a.m. Main tournament begins
12:00 p.m. Free play for Novice and beginners
5:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner Break
7:00 p.m. Open play continues, novice play continues, Blitzes and 1-pointers for anyone eliminated.

Saturday October 15

10:00 a.m. Free seminar for Novice and beginners
11:00 a.m. Open play and free play continues. Blitzes and 1 pointers continue
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner Break
7:00 p.m. Play continues in all divisions and side events

Sunday October 16

11:00 a.m. Play continues in all events
2:00 p.m. Continuous signups for Bazooki, Blitzes, 1-pointers and SpeedGammon

Monday October 17

11:00 a.m. After tournament, Tournament, Blitzes, Bazooki and Speedgammon
7:00 p.m. Mochy Challenge … can you beat Mochy! Teams of players will challenge Mochy.

Note: The main event will be $500 entry fee with two optional $200 side pools.
If you lose in the first round you can re-enter for $250.00 and you keep your side pool entries.

Note: we will have special blitzes and side events for lower-level players so they do not have
to compete against the stronger players.

Warm Up Event

Friday July 8 - Sunday July 10, 2022

at Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, St Ann

The Jamaica Open Backgammon Tournament

*Winner Gets Free Admission to Main Event

Warmup Event Schedule

Friday  July 8

4 p.m. Phil Simborg’s Double Cue lecture
6 p.m. Cocktail party and
7 p.m. Warm Up Tournament Seeded and Non-Seeded

Warm Up X 2 Seeded AND Unseeded

2 rounds/2 matches for 1st round.

Groups of 3, Matches of 5, winner goes to the next round

Saturday July 9

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Full game day Groups of 4, Games of 7, Top 2 go to the next round
7 p.m. Prizegiving
7:30 p.m. BBQ dinner approx 7:30pm

Sunday July 10

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Yoga
10:30 am Glass bottom boat tour

Note: Entrance Fee: $75 and $220 for the second day.

Preview from our tournament

Our tournament was a great week of fun and backgammon. Visit Our Gallery for more images.

Hotel Accommodations

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Places to visit while in Ocho Rios

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