presented by WBF – Worldwide Backgammon Federation and

taking place in Tbilisi gives all backgammon players a chance to win their seats through online qualifiers!



Dear Backgammon fan,

the XXIX EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, 14th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CONSULTING CHAMPIONSHIP & 1st ZELL AM SEE BACKGAMMON OPEN is scheduled at the CASINO ZELL AM SEE (Esplanade 4-6 – Zell am See | Austria) from 19th till 23rd April, 2017 (main event 21st, 22nd and 23rd April, 2017). It is the week-end immediately after Easter and immediately after the Nordic Open.

Due to unpredictable circumstances our traditional Velden partner was unable to host the tournament therefore we decided to move to the Zell Am See location. This caused the short notice of change; we hope for your understanding.

These are the main points of the schedule (the detailed program is on > Events > XXIX European Backgammon Championship):

* It is the  traditional tournament of the WBF Golden Circuit scheduled at the beginning of the Springtime, the week-end after Easter;

* 100% of all entry-fees will be returned to the players;

* Two categories: Master (400 euros + 45/60 euros reg.) and Intermediate (100 euros + 45/60 euros reg.);

* Time clocks will not be used during this event, except when a specific match is unduly delaying the tournament. However, by mutual agreement both players may use a clock;

* The public random draw will be conducted manually;

* All matches will be played on professional WBF tournament boards. Our boards are regularly cleaned and disinfected before every tournament;

* On Wednesday 19th April, 2017 at 18:00 tournament play commences with opening rounds in the Warm-up (free-of-charge – for registered players only), 869 BG Trophy (free-of-charge – for WBF supporters only), Quarter Entries, One Point Matches and Jackpots;

* On Thursday 20th April, 2017 at 15:30 play continues in the Warm-up (second part – free-of charge – for registered players only) and 869 BG Trophy (second part – free-of-charge – for WBF supporters only). At 18:00 starts The best play the best (special tournament for the past European Champions). At 21:30 play commences the 14th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP;

* On Friday 21st April, 2017 at 15:30 play continues; at 20:00 we will host the Welcome Cocktail followed by commencement of the Main Tournament;

* On Saturday 22nd April, 2017 at 14:00 Main and Progressive Second Chance events are scheduled. The Ladies Tournament and Super-Jackpot will also begin;

* On Sunday 23rd April, 2017 at 13:00 Last Chance Tournament. At 13:30 Finals and at 20:00 Casinos Austria Farewell Cocktail  and Awarding Ceremony.

Your support in promoting this event will be greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you in Zell am See!

Best regards,

Marco Fornasir