After the ISTANBUL OPEN 2018 (won by Lebanese Toby Tabet), the 3rd MERIT OPEN Montenegro Grand Prix (won by the German Götz Hildsberg) and the 2018 Mediterranean Open in Antalya (won by the Turkish Sahin Timurcan), WBF is pleased to announce the first tournament of the WBF Golden Circuit in Greece: 1st RHODES BACKGAMMON OPEN & RHODES TRADITIONAL TAVLI CHAMPIONSHIP to be held on the island of Rhodes from 2nd to 6th May, 2018 in the halls of the Rodos Palace*****Luxury Convention Resort.

The tournament is organized in collaboration with the International Extreme Games Federation and is part of the International Extreme Games Rhodes 2018 competitions.

To participate you must write as soon as possible to info@extremegames.gr and reserve your room in one of the two partner hotels. All information is available at this link:http://www.wbf.net/?events=1st-rhodes-backgammon-open-rhodes-traditional-tavli-championship

After Greece it will be the turn of Austria, where in Zell am See the XXX EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, 15th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP & 2nd ZELL AM SEE BACKGAMMON OPEN will be held from May 30th to June 3rd, 2018.

After the summer the circuit resumes in Seefeld from 10 to 14 October with the traditional XXI AUSTRIAN BACKGAMMON OPEN & AUSTRIAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP | valid for the 31st Italian Backgammon Championship and the big season ends in North Cyprus, where from the 29th of October to the 4th of November at the MERIT PARK the most important tournament in the world is scheduled: the 6th MERIT OPEN – INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, with an added money-prize of € 40,000.

Informations on all WBF tournaments (including the TBT tournaments and others little events) are visible on wbf.net.

Your support in promoting our events will be greatly appreciated. Please let me know your plans.

Hope to see you in Rhodes!

Best regards,

Marco Fornasir
WBF General Secretary