Main Event

Thursday October 13 - Saturday October 17 , 2022

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

Jamaica International Backgammon Championship

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.

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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