2020 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

Auckland Backgammon
Auckland Backgammon
Public group

Auckland Bridge Club

273 Remuera Road · Auckland

How to find us

Entrance is at the rear of the building. Walk up two flights of stairs. We are on the second floor.

Location image of event venue


Tally Ho Rollers,

2020 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

Date: March 21, 2020 / March 22, 2020

Place: Auckland Bridge Club
273 Remuera Rd Auckland

Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: $ 30.00 NZD

Two days of full on Backgammon.

March 21st: Standard Swiss Format. Everyone is guaranteed to play 5 – seven 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.

March 22nd: 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.

Prize: Entry Fee’s will be used to fund the Venue, Prizes & Trophy’s

1st Place: $[masked] estimate
2nd Place: $[masked] estimate
3rd Place: $ 50.00 estimate
4th Place: The Backgammon Chronicles" by Robert Wachtel
5th Place: Bottle of Fine Wine
6th Place: Bottle of Fine Wine

Silver Plate:

1st Place: $ 50.00 estimate
2nd Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
3rd Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman
4th Place: Personal Backgammon Lesson / Grant Hoffman

Trophy’s will be given to 1st / 2nd / 3rd place.
Silver Plate will be given to winner of the Silver Plate Tournament.

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

Purchase Tickets: Click on Eventfinda Link


to purchase tickets. “Choose a Date” Click on: Saturday March 21st. Ticket is good for both dates.

If you are unable to use Eventfinda you can e-mail me: Name / Phone Number / Bring Entry Fee of $ 30.00 NZD (exact change) and pay at the door.

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 excellent Backgammon learning experience. Give it a Go.

Happy Rolling