1st SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN

2nd / 7th March, 2020

DOMINA CORAL BAY – ALADIN CASINO
EGYPT

The forthcoming 1st SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN is scheduled at the ALADIN CASINO at DOMINA CORAL BAY (SHARM EL SHEIKH – EGYPT) from 2nd till 6th March, 2020 (main events on March 4th, 5th and 6th, 2020).

This is the first edition of a WBF tournament in Egypt, the land of Pharaons, passioned for the Game of Ur (the ancient Backgammon). The tournament will be also an unforgettable vacation, the Backgammon action is scheduled every day at 17:00 (during the main event at 16:30) so as to leave to the players the pleasure to join the beach and the Red Sea. The Domina Coral Bay Resort offers the Diving Center, a great Spa, many restaurants and other benefits that you will discover day by day.

I hope you’ll able to join us for this exciting event in Egypt!

Don’t miss this great event!

Book your room immediately with one of the Hotel Partners: Hotel Prestige – Hotel King’s Lake – Hotel Aquamarine

The special conditions reserved to the Backgammon players are valid only for reservations made directly to Valentina Didoni – Domina VIP Travel (email: valentina.didoni@domina.it ) and not through travel agencies or Booking.com and similar websites.
It is preferable to book in advance, mentioning the password Backgammon

These are the main points of the schedule:

* 100% of all entry-fees will be returned to the players;
* Two categories: Master (300 € + reg.) and Intermediate (100 € + reg.);
* Double elimination format with progressive second chance + last chance for both categories;
* The tournament is part of the WBF Golden Circuit 2020;
* 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 tournament boards. The boards are regularly cleaned and disinfected before every tournament;
* Added prize for the Sharm El Sheikh Open Master Winner: one free week for two all inclusive + flight from Malpensa airport for the next years Sharm El Sheikh Backgammon Open;
* The player who will pre-register via email at info@wbf.net will receive one free entry to the One Point Match;
* On Monday 2nd March, 2020 at 17:00 we will open the Backgammon room at Restaurant Venezia; at 19:30 Welcoming Cocktail in Casino Aladin; at 21:30 play commences at Restaurant Venezia with opening rounds in the Warm-up (free-of-charge – for registered players only), Quarter Entries, One Point Matches and Jackpots;
* On Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 at 17:00 play continues at Restaurant Venezia: Warm-up, Quarter Entries, One Point Matches and Jackpots; at 18:00 start the 869BG Trophy (free-of-charge – for WBF supporters only). At 21:30 play commences in the ALADIN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP;
* On Wednesday 4th March, 2020 at 16:30 last registration at Restaurant Venezia. At 17:30 play commences in the Main Tournament (public draw at 17:00);
* On Thursday 5th March, 2020 at 16:30 Main and Progressive Second Chance events are scheduled. At 18:30 start of Ladies Tournament. At 21:30 is scheduled Coral Bay Super-Jackpot;
* On Friday 6th March, 2020 at 16:30 Last Chance Tournament will be played followed by the Finals and the Cocktail and Awards Ceremony;
* On Saturday 7th March, 2020 day free.

Please remember:
1st SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN
ALADIN CASINO at DOMINA CORAL BAY (SHARM EL SHEIKH – EGYPT)
2nd – 6th March, 2020
Warm-up, Quarter entries, Jackpots & One Point Matches | Monday 2nd March, 2020
869BG Trophy, Doubles Tournament | Tuesday 3rd March, 2020
Main event | Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th March, 2020
Ladies Tournament, Coral Bay Super-Jackpot | Thursday 5th March, 2020

We look forward to seeing you in in Sharm El Sheikh!

Marco Fornasir
Director of the 1st SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN

THE 2020 WBF GOLDEN CIRCUIT


This year the WBF Golden Circuit is very interesting. You have the opportunity to plan your participation: check the list of international WBF Backgammon events confirmed to date. Write an email to info@wbf.net to request your personal tournament invitation.
You will find two new tournaments: the 1st Sharm El Sheikh Backgammon Open and the MERIT OPEN 2020 Spring Fest International Backgammon Championship. Both are scheduled in March, the first week of March will be in Egypt, the last week of the Month we will be in North Cyprus.
Information on all WBF tournaments is visible on wbf.net.

Updated to 25th January, 2020

 

2nd  / 7th March, 2020 – 1st SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN (added prize for the Master Winner:
one free week for two all inclusive + flight from Malpensa airport for the next year Sharm El Sheikh Backgammon Open) – Domina Coral Bay – Aladin Casino | Sharm El Sheikh – Egypt

23rd  / 29th March, 2020 – MERIT OPEN 2020 SPRING FEST   INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (added prize money 20.000 €) – Merit Park Hotel & Casino | Girne – North Cyprus KKTC

13rd / 19th April, 2020 – 5th MERIT OPEN MONTENEGRO GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (added money prize 25.000 €) – Hotel Splendid | Budva – Montenegro

7th / 11th October, 2020 – XXIII AUSTRIAN BACKGAMMON OPEN & AUSTRIAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP | 33rd Italian Backgammon Championship (added prize one free entry (500 € worth) for the 8th Merit Open) – Casino Seefeld | Seefeld – Austria

2nd  / 8th November, 2020 – 8th MERIT OPEN INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (added prize money 30.000 €) – Merit Park Hotel & Casino | Girne – North Cyprus KKTC

PRIVATE WBF TOURNAMENTS

WBF organizes private tournaments on high profile structures on request.
These tournaments are organized at the request of gentlemen who do not like to participate in public tournaments and are invitational tournaments.
Those who wish to participate and believe they have the right profile for this type of event can request information via email at info@wbf.net.