Schedule

Information

The tournament is played double elimination with final 8. This meant that the tournament is played as double elimination until 8 players are left. Form last 8 it is single elimination.

The tournament is played using the WBGF rules with clock, baffelbox and march recording preference.

Championship: Matches in main is played to 17 points and in Fighters to 13 points. Final 8 are played to 17 points

Intermediate: Matches in main is played to 13 points and in Fighters to 9 points. Final 8 are played to 15 points

Side Events:

Backgammon QUIZ (1,000 € added)

Mix Doubles (2,000 € added)

DMP tournament (1,000 € added)

Doubles (2,000 € added)

Super Jackpot

Speed Tournament (2,000 € added)

Team Tournament (2,000 € added)

Stop Pots 10€, 20€, 40€, 80€, 160€...

Organisers

Tournament Director: Steen Grønbech

Tournament Organiser: The Caleta Hotel – Franco Ostuni

Staff: Morten Johansen, Julie Thabault, Casper Brandenborg

Schedule:

    • Tuesday 4th Feb
    • Matchlength Championship
    • Matchlength Intermediate
    • 11:00
    • UBC Contender Tournament
    • 7
    • 12:00
    • Champ and intermediate qualifiers
    • 7
    • 7
    • 14:00
    • Warm up tournament (not for UBC players)
    • 7
    • Wednesday 5th Feb
    • Matchlength Championship
    • Matchlength Intermediate
    • 11:00
    • UBC Contender Tournament last 8
    • 7
    • 12:00-20:00
    • Registration Championship and Intermediate
    • 12:00-20:00
    • Champ and intermediate qualifiers
    • 7
    • 7
    • 15:00
    • Mix Double
    • 7
    • Clock 2m30s:15sec delay
    • 17:00
    • Free DMP tournament (1,000€ added)
    • 1
    • 20:30
    • Welcome cocktail
    • Thursday 6th Feb
    • Matchlength Championship
    • Matchlength Intermediate
    • 12:00
    • 1st Round main
    • 17
    • 13
    • 16:00
    • 2nd Round main
    • 17
    • 13
    • 21:00
    • 3rd Round main
    • 17
    • 13
    • 21:00
    • Fighters Start
    • 13
    • 9
    • Friday 7th Feb
    • Matchlength Championship
    • Matchlength Intermediate
    • 11:00
    • Backgammon QUIZ (1,000 € added)
    • 13:00
    • Tournament continues
    • 17/13
    • 13/9
    • 14:00
    • UBC Contender Tournament last 4
    • 7
    • 19:30
    • Registration Doubles closes
    • 20:00
    • Consultation Doubles (2,000 € added)
    • 7
    • clock 2m30s:15sec delay
    • Saturday 8th Feb
    • Matchlength Championship
    • Matchlength Intermediate
    • 11:30
    • Tournament continues
    • 14:00
    • Speed Tournament rebuy (2,000 € added)
    • 5
    • 5
    • 21:00
    • Super JP
    • 11
    • 21:00
    • Quarter finals
    • 17
    • 15
    • Sunday 9th Feb
    • Matchlength Championship
    • Matchlength Intermediate
    • 11:00
    • Semi finals
    • 19
    • 17
    • 12:00
    • Team event (2,000 € added)
    • 5
    • 5
    • 15:00
    • Finals
    • 21
    • 19
    • 20:00
    • Prize giving gala dinner Sct. Michaels Cave

* The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the schedule if needed.








    Streaming Schedule 2020

    Streaming from 2 interesting matches from each round in the tournament. Live commentatory. 
    To evaluate the exitement in the match and how it affects the players we will have live pulse displayed on the stream. 

      • Thursday 7th Feb
      • Matches
      • Commentary
    • No items found.
      • Friday 8th Feb
      • Matches
      • Commentary
    • No items found.
      • Saturday 9th Feb
      • Matches
      • Commentary
    • No items found.
      • Sunday 10th Feb
      • Matches
      • Commentary
    • No items found.

    * The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the streaming schedule if needed.

    THE COMPETITORS

    • Gibraltar Backgammon Championship 2017 2017
      Karsten Bredahl (Gibraltar)

      Karsten Bredahl is the Winner of Gibraltar Backgammon Championship 2017

    • Merit Park Open 2015
      Gareth Owen (Cyprus)

      Welcome to Gaz Owen, newly crowned winner of Merit Park Open Nov. 2015. Can Gaz repeat this big achievement in Gibraltar?

    • World Champion 2015
      Ali Cihangir Çetinel (Turkey)

      Current World Champion from Turkey have announced his arrival at Gibraltar Open in February. We are so happy to see you in the players list and give you the warmest welcome to our new tournament.

    • Nordic Open 2014
      Marc Brockmann Olsen (Denmark)

      Former Pro football player, Author of "Backgammon - From basics to badass" and winner of Nordic Open 2014. Marc lives in Malaga, Spain and will attend in the 1. Gibraltar Open.

    • World Champion 2008
      Lars Trabolt (Denmark)

      Lars is a great tournament player. World Champion 2008, World Championship finalist 2009, Nordic Open winner 2001 and many more tournament results. Meet Lars Trabolt at Gibraltar Open 2016.

    • World Champion 2014
      Akiko Yazawa (Japan)

      Akiko Yazawa of Japan took the title by defeating Douglas Mayfield of USA at DMP in the double-elimination tiebreaker, making her only the 3rd female in history to become World Champion.

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