Start Time

17:00

Monday, March 2, 2020

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End Time

19:30

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Address

Domina Coral Bay - Aladin Casino | Sharm El Sheikh – Egypt

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The WBF – Worldwide Backgammon Federation
is proud to present the

1st SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA
BACKGAMMON OPEN

DOMINA CORAL BAY – ALADIN CASINO
EGYPT

Monday 2nd – Saturday 7th March, 2020

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Main event
Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th March, 2020

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Aladin Doubles Championship
Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

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Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarter entries,
Jackpots & One Point Matches
Monday 2nd– Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

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Awards ceremony and cocktail
Saturday 7th March, 2020

ADDED PRIZE FOR THE SHARM EL SHEIKH OPEN WINNER:
ONE WEEK FREE FOR TWO ALL INCLUSIVE
+ FLIGHT FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT
FOR NEXT YEAR TOURNAMENT

INFO

Tournament Committee
To be announced at the start of the Tournament
Director
Marco Fornasir
sanctioned by the WBF – Worldwide Backgammon Federation

The WBF sanction is guarantee of transparency and correctness since 1986

For more information

Events info
Marco Fornasir – Worldwide Backgammon Federation
ph. & fax +39 0331 923537 – mob. +39 337 303804
email: info@wbf.net – on Skype marcofornasir
Facebook page: SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN
www.wbf.net

Accommodation info
Valentina Didoni – Domina Travel
ph. +39 02 83451612
email: valentina.didoni@domina.it – on Skype live:valentina.didoni
www.dominacoralbay.com
FORMAT

Double elimination with Main, Progressive Second Chance and Last Chance

ENTRY FEES

Master (Double elimination format: main 13 points – progressive second chance 9 points + last chance)
300 € + registration min. 45 €/max 60 €
Side Pot 200 €
Quarter entry Master 90 €

Intermediate (Double elimination format: main 9 points – progressive second chance 7 points + last chance)
100 € + registration min. 45 €/max 60 €

Doubles (first round match length 7/9 points)
300 € per team + registration 60 € per team

Super-Jackpot (all rounds 11 points)
500 € (deduction 8%)

Ladies Tournament (first round match length 5/7 points)
50 € + registration 10 €

Warm-up (all rounds match length 5 / final 7 points)
free-of-charge for registered players only

869BG Trophy (all rounds match length 5 / final 7 points)
free-of-charge for WBF supporters only

REGISTRATION FEES
Including Monday welcome cocktail and Saturday Awarding Ceremony cocktail

2020 WBF SUPPORTERS 45 €
OPEN 60 €
DOUBLES 60 € per team
LADIES TOURNAMENT 10 €

The 2020 WBF GOLDEN CARD will be available at the tournament desk

PRE-REGISTRATION
Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
The player who will pre-register via email at info@wbf.net (also indicating the hotel booked), will receive one free entry to the One Point Match
PRIZES

100% of all entry will be returned to the players.

The money-prizes for each category will be divided as follows:
Main: Winner 40%, Finalist 20%, 3rd classified 12%, 4th classified 8%, 5th classified 8%
Last Chance: Winner 10%, Finalist 2%

DOMINA CORAL BAY offers to the Master Winner one free week for two all inclusive
+ flight from Malpensa airport for the next year Sharm El Sheikh Backgammon Open

The money-prizes for Doubles
will be divided as follows:
<16 teams: 65% Winner, 35% Finalist
>16 teams: 50% Winner, 25% Finalist, 12,5% each Semi-finalist

The money-prizes for Ladies Tournament
will be divided as follows:
<8: 65% Winner, 35% Finalist
>8: 50% Winner, 25% Finalist, 12,5% each Semi-finalist

The money-prizes for Super-Jackpot
will be divided as follows:
65% Winner, 35% Finalist

DOMINA CORAL BAY offers to the winner of the Warm-up one free week for two all inclusive for the next year Sharm El Sheikh Backgammon Open.

A special Backgammon board is offered by 869BG to the winner of 869BG Trophy

TROPHIES
Various Egyptian trophies are offered by ALADIN CASINO to the winners in the two categories, including Aladin Doubles Championship, Ladies Prize, Ladies Tournament, Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Super-Jackpot and One Point Matches.

The trophies will be presented only during the awarding ceremony

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION
SPECIAL RATES FOR BACKGAMMON PLAYERS:
Prices (all inclusive) are valid only  for reservations made directly to Valentina Didoni – Domina
ph. +39 02 83451612
email: valentina.didoni@domina.it
www.dominacoralbay.com
and not through travel agencies or Booking.com and similar websites. It is preferable to book in advance, mentioning the password Backgammon


Hotel Prestige
Double room for single use all inclusive 1.019 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 790 € per person, per week

Package including flight from the airports:
Roma FCO – Milano MXP – Napoli – Bari
Double room for single use all inclusive 1.219 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 990 € per person, per week


Hotel King’s Lake
Double room for single use all inclusive 859 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 630 € per person, per week

Package including flight from the airports:
Roma FCO – Milano MXP – Napoli – Bari
Double room for single use all inclusive 1.038 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 809 € per person, per week


Hotel Aquamarine
Double room for single use all inclusive 568 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 430 € per person, per week

Package including flight from the airports:
Roma FCO – Milano MXP – Napoli – Bari
Double room for single use all inclusive 818 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 680 € per person, per week

ROUTE
Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian seaside resort, located between the desert of the Sinai peninsula and the Red Sea. It is a perfect place to forget the rigors of winter and warm yourself under the sun of Egypt.
The Sharm El Sheikh International airport is well connected to the world and is only a 5 km drive from Domina Coral Bay Resort. For the Backgammon tournament we strongly recommend that you arrive on Sunday March 1st, 2020 and leave on Sunday March 8th, 2020. Please, let us have your flight schedule and we will pick-up you at the airport (courtesy of Aladin Casino).
The weather in Sharm El Sheikh in March is dry; it never rains. The climate is quite pleasant in this area during this month with temperatures reaching up to 26 ° C.
With a perfect climate, March is recommended to visit this area.

PROGRAM

Monday, March 2
17:00 Registration at the Casino Aladin; Start of play Quarters, Jackpots and One Point Matches
19:30 Welcome cocktail at Casino Aladin
19:30-21:00 Break for dinner
21:00 Public draw for Warm-up (free of charge – for registered players only)
21:30 Start of play Warm-up
Tuesday, March 3
17:00 Registration at the Casino Aladin; Warm-up, Quarters, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
17:30 Public draw for 869BG Trophy (free of charge – for WBF supporters only)
18:00 Start of play 869BG Trophy
19:30-21:00 Break for dinner
21:00 Public draw for Aladin Doubles Championship
21:30 Start of Aladin Doubles Championship and Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarters, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
Wednesday, March 4
16:30 Last Registration at the Casino Aladin; Doubles, Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarters, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
17:00 Public draw
17:30 Start of play Main Tournament (first two rounds of main) both division; Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
19:30-21:00 Break for dinner (for the Masters the break will start after the first match)
21:00 Play continues
Thursday, March 5
16:30 Main Tournament: main both division continue and start of progressive second chance
18:00 Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
18:30 Start of Ladies Tournament
19:30-21:00 Break for dinner
21:00 Play continues
21:30 Start of Coral Bay Super-Jackpot
Friday, March 6
16:30 Start of Last Chance Tournament
17:00 Start of Finals; Super-Jackpot, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
19:30-21:00 Break for dinner
21:00 Play continues
Saturday, March 7
19:30 Awards ceremony and cocktail in the Venezia Restaurant

The organization reserves the right to change the program in any of its parts
Changes will be announced in advance and posted on the Notice Board
The trophies will be presented only during the awarding ceremony

IMPORTANT NOTES

WBF Tournament rules will apply (www.wbfonline.com/wbfrules/wbfrules.html).
The rule of legal moves is NOT valid in any category of the tournament.
No clocks will be used during the tournament, except in case of big delay on the tournament matches.
Tournament director keeps the right to oblige the usage of clocks in any round of any category.
The draw is manual (not computerized), public and random.
The Tournament matches take precedence over all other forms of play.
Only cash payment is accepted.
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse application to play and/or forbid admittance without giving any reason since the Tournament is by WBF invitation only.
Should a player wish to leave the playing area during the Tournament, he/she must inform the Tournament Director.
Failure to do so may results in penalty points being given.
The daily break for dinner is between 19:30 and 21:00.
No smoking in the main playing room.
The Tournament will be played on professional tournament boards.
The boards are regularly cleaned and disinfected before every tournament.
Dice Service is provided by WBF, discount for 2020 WBF Supporter.
No admittance without proper dress.
The organization reserves the right to change the program in any of its parts. Changes will be announced in advance and posted on the Notice Board.
The trophies will be presented only during the awarding ceremony.

Admission to Casino with photo id card only.
Only persons with legal age may enter the Casino (18 or older)