Date: May 29, 2021 / May 30, 2021
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 May 29th. Ticket is good for both dates.

Two days of full on Backgammon.

May 29th

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.

May 30th

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.

Silver Plate 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

Silver Plate:

  1. $50.00 (estimate)
  2. Bottle of fine wine
  3. Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
  4. Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
  5. Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman

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 – seven 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.