Main Event

Thursday October 13 - Saturday October 17 , 2022

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

Jamaica International Backgammon Championship


JIBC Event Schedule


Thursday September 26

   5:00 p.m. Early Bird Tourney

Friday September 27

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

Saturday September 28

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

Sunday September 29

   10:00 a.m. Free seminar for Novice and Beginners
   11:00 a.m. Play resumes for All Events

Monday September 30

   12:00 p.m. After Tournament Side Events

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.

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