Date: July 06, 2010 / July 07, 2019
Place: Auckland Bridge Club
273 Remuera Road.
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: $ 30.00 NZD

Click to purchase tickets on the Eventfinda page

Click on: Saturday 6 July 2019. Ticket is good for both dates.

Two days of full on Backgammon.

July 6th

Standard Swiss Format. Everyone is guaranteed to play 5 – 7 point Matches. The pairings are random in the first Match. Players are not eliminated if they lose the first Match. No Player meets the same opponent twice. Successive rounds match Players with scores as similar to each other as possible. By the 3rd Match Experts are playing Experts, Average are playing Average and Novices are playing Novices.

July 7th

Top sixteen (16) Players from the Swiss Format will play Knockout Matches to determine 1st 2nd 3rd places.

Clocks may be used for the final (8) players in the Knockout Matches.

Consolation Tournament will be played on Sunday for all those who did not make it into the finals but still want to roll the dice. Standard Swiss Format to ensure everyone can play multiple times with multiple Players.

Main Event Prizes:


Entry fee will be used to fund Venue, Prizes & Trophy's

  1. $200.00 (estimate)
  2. $100.00 (estimate)
  3. $50.00 (estimate)
  4. Bottle of fine wine
  5. Bottle of fine wine

Consolation Prizes:

  1. $50.00 (estimate)
  2. Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
  3. Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
  4. Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman

Trophy’s will be given to 1st / 2nd / 3rd place.

Trophy will be given to winner of the Consolation Tournament.

We will also be soliciting sponsors. Any money donated by sponsors will be used to fund additional Prizes.

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Briefing at 9:45 AM. Tournament starts at 10:00 AM.

You don’t have to be an Expert to enter the Tournament. You are guaranteed to play at least 5 – 7 point matches against Players whose skill range is Expert to Novice. It is a lot of fun and a very good Backgammon learning experience. Give it a go.