Announcing the 2023 Jamaica International

​Backgammon Championship

Thursday, Sep 28 – Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 in Beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica​

$5,000 Added Money!


Event Schedule

Thursday September 28

5:00 p.m. Early Bird Tourney

Friday September 29

10:00 a.m. Registration opens
11:00 a.m. DMP and SpeedGammon begin
1:00 p.m. Doubles begins
6:00 p.m. Masters Jackpot begins
6:30 p.m. Limited Jackpot begins
10:00 p.m. Registration closes

Saturday September 30

9:00 a.m. Final registration
9:30 a.m. Registration is CLOSED
10:00 a.m. Announcements and Calcutta auction
11:00 a.m. Main tournament begins (first round and buybacks)
12:00 p.m. Side events continue
3:00 p.m. Final chance to Buyback
5:00 p.m. Play begins for Main and Consolation

Sunday October 1

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 2

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. Mochy Challenge – Can you beat Moochy? Teams of player siwll challenge Moochy.

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.