Calcutta Auction

Share in the profits when your favorite player wins by buying them in the Calcutta Auction. All Players in the Championship and Intermediate Divisions will be included, 90% return. Players who re-enter will maintain the same position in the Calcutta as the original entry.

Tournament Conditions

The Las Vegas OPEN BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT is by invitation only.

Championship and Intermediate divisions have a Main Flight, Consolation and Last Chance. Reentries will take place on Thursday until 5:00 PM. Re-entry matches must finish by 8:00 PM. (It may be necessary for re-entries to play through the dinner break.)

**The Championship Division is “Clocks Mandatory”. All matches must use a clock. Clocks are available from the tournament staff for a refundable $20 deposit.

** Side Pool Hierarchy – 1st, 2nd, 1st Consolation, 3rd/4th, 2 nd Consolation**

Beginner division format will be based on number of entrants.

 

Side Event Details

 

Super Jackpot - “Clocks Mandatory” $1000 entry fee to begin in the round of 32 starting Wednesday at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM. $2000 entry fee to begin in the round of 16 starting Friday at 9:00 PM.

Limited Jackpot - “Clocks Preferred” $500 entry fee to begin in the round of 32 starting Wednesday at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM. $1000 entry fee to begin in the round of 16 starting Friday at 9:00 PM. Players of a top Championship level are not eligible. The Tournament Director reserves the right to disallow any entrant from playing below his/her level.

Doubles Tournament - “Clocks Mandatory” All teams start play Wednesday night @ 9:00 PM (There is no other start time and no continuous entries) 2 rounds must be completed Wednesday night $300 entry per team, 7-point matches, 85% return, 1 st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3.

Blitz $40 entry fee, 8-player knock-outs will be played from Wednesday through 3:00 PM Saturday. Playoffs start 8:00 PM Saturday.

Knock-out winners receive $120 and qualify for the playoffs. 5-point matches, 85% return, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3. Players may win up to two knock-outs, both eligible for byes. Mini-Match $20 entry fee, 2-point matches with doubling cube, 85% return, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3, Re-entries allowed and encouraged.

The After Tournament Tournament $50 entry fee, 5-point matches, 85% return, 1st place 2/3 and 2nd place 1/3.

Seniors Tournament Age 50+ $60 entry fee, 7-point matches, 85% return, 1st place 50%, 2nd place 25%, 3 rd/4th 12.5%, re-entries allowed and encouraged.

Re-Entries

Championship $250 90%
$100 15
Intermediate $100 85%
$50 11

Side Events

Super Jackpot $1000/$2000 95%
$250/$500 15
Limited Jackpot $500/$1000 90%
$100/$200 11
Doubles $300 85%
$100 7
Seniors $60 85%
7
Blitz $40 85%
5
Mini-Match $20 85%
2
$100 Jackpot $100 85%
7
Beginner Jackpot $50 100%
7
After Tournament Tournament $40 85%
$10 5

*Unless otherwise stated all side pools return 95%, 1st place 2/3, 2nd place 1/3*