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The WBF - Worldwide Backgammon Federation is proud to present the

 

*WBF GOLDEN CIRCUIT 2014*

XXVI EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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11th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP

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13th VELDEN BACKGAMMON OPEN

CASINO VELDEN – CASINOS AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA

Supported by the City of Velden am Wörthersee

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th March, 2014

European Doubles Championship,

The best play the best

Thursday 27th March, 2014

 

Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarter entries & Jackpots

Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th March,  2014

 

Last year’s paid prize money 35.710 euro

(including Super-Jackpot)

THE MASTER WINNER WILL RECEIVE MINIMUM GUARANTEED PRIZE MONEY OF 10.000 EURO

COME TO VELDEN AND ENJOY ONE OF

THE BEST TOURNAMENTS IN THE WORLD!

Tournament Committee

To be announced at the Tournament under the Presidency of

Arda Findikoglu, WBF Turkey President

 

Director

Marco Fornasir

sanctioned by the WBF - Worldwide Backgammon Federation

 

The WBF sanction is guarantee of

transparency and correctness since 1986

For more information

Marco Fornasir

ph. +39 0331 923537 - mob. +39 337 303804 - fax +39 0331 920621

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.wbf.net

on Skype: marcofornasir

Facebook page: EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP


ENTRY FEES

New format for Main tournament: WBF Swiss Triple Elimination

WMB Winner Match Bonuses

You can loose two matches and stay ever in the main flight!

 

Master (all rounds match length 9 points) 500 euro

Quarter entry Master 140 euro

 

Intermediate (all rounds match length 7 points) 100 euro

 

Doubles (first round match length 7/9 points) 500 euro per team

 

Ladies Tournament (first round match length 5/7 points) 50 euro

 

Warm-up (all rounds match length 5 / final 7 points)

free-of-charge for registered players only

 

869BG (all rounds match length 5 / final 7 points)

free-of-charge for WBF supporters only

 

The best play the best (all rounds match length 7 / final 9 points)

free-of-charge for past European Champions

(registered and WBF supporters) only

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Including tournament gift, Wednesday welcome cocktail (light), Friday welcome cocktail and Sunday Casinos Austria dinner party

 

2014 WBF SUPPORTERS 45 euro

2014 ABA/FFBG MEMBERS 55 euro

OPEN 60 euro

DOUBLES 60 euro per team

LADIES TOURNAMENT  10 euro

 

 

 

The 2014 WBF GOLDEN CARD will be available

at the tournament desk

 

WELCOME CHIPS

30 EURO IN CHIPS FOR JUST 27 EURO

 

ADMISSION TO CASINO WITH

PHOTO ID CARD ONLY

ONLY PERSONS WITH LEGAL AGE

MAY ENTER THE CASINO (18 OR OLDER)!

 

 


PRIZES

100% of all entries will be returned.

The Master Winner will receive minimum guaranteed prize-money of 10.000 euro.

 

The prizes will be divided as follows for both category:

Main (70%): Winner 40%, Finalist 20%, 3rd classified 10%

 

Winner Match Bonuses (30%): 10% of the entry fee for each match won

 

Casino Velden offers to the

winner of the Warm-up a free week-end for two

in Velden for next year’s tournament.

A special Backgammon board is offered

by 869BG to the winner of the 869BG Trophy.

 

 

TROPHIES

Various trophies are offered by the Casino Velden

to the winners in the two categories,

including Ladies Prize, Ladies Tournament, Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, The best play the best, Super-Jackpot and One Point Matches.

Special trophy is offered by the President of WBF to the winners of the European Championship 2014 (Formula 1 and F. 3) and of the

European Doubles Championship.

 

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION
We recommend the following hotels that have been long time

WBF partners and will grant you a special price.
Prices (breakfast included) are per person/per night, but valid

Only  for reservations made directly and not through travel agencies. It is preferable to book in advance, mentioning the password Backgammon

 

Seeschlössl Hotel****
Klagenfurter Strasse 34 - 9220 Velden - Austria
ph. +43 4274 2824 - fax +43 4274 2824.44
email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.seeschloessl.at
euro 60,00/95,00 B&B per person/per night

 

Hotel Goritschnigg****

Casinoplatz 3-5 - 9220 Velden - Austria

ph. +43 4274 2035 - fax +43 4274 3452

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.goritschnigg.com

euro 55,00/77,00 B&B per person/per night

Barry-Memle****Lakeside resort

Klagenfurter Strasse, 26 - 9220 Velden - Austria

ph. +43 664 1442835 - fax +43 4274 21164

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.barry.at

euro 40,00/55,00 B&B per person/per night

 

Hotel Kirchenwirt***

Kirchenstraße 19 - 9220 Velden - Austria

ph. +43 4274 3254 - fax +43 4274 3254.20

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.kirchenwirt-velden.at

euro 44,00/46,00 B&B per person/per night

 

Hotel Velden Bacherlwirt***

Rosentaler Straße 22 - 9220 Velden - Austria

ph. +43 4274 2120

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www. hotelvelden.at

euro 35,50/44,00 B&B per person/per night

CREDITS:

Velden Tourist Office - Veldner Tourismus GmbH

Villacher Straße 19 – 9220 Velden

ph. +43 4274 2103 or 448866 - fax +43 4274 2103 50

email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - www.velden.at

ROUTE

Velden is 40 km from the Italian border, after Tarvisio.

You can drive (2,5 hours from Venice) or fly to

Klagenfurt Airport (by car 25 km to Velden).

Visit http://www.klagenfurt-airport.com.

Velden is an enchanted city on the lake Wörthersee, in Carinthia.

Air temperature in March is + 5/20° C.

Discover Velden!

 

 

PROGRAM

Wednesday, March 26

16:00 Registration at Casino Velden

Start of play Quarter Entries, Jackpots and One Point Matches

17:00 Public draw for Warm-up - first part

(free of charge – for registered players only)

17:30 Start of play Warm-up - first part

20:00 Welcome cocktail light at Casino Velden

21:00 Public draw for 869BG Trophy – first part

(free of charge – for WBF supporters only)

21:30 Start of play 869BG Trophy – first part

Quarters, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue

 

Thursday, March 27

15:30 Registration at Casino Velden

Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarters, Jackpots and

One Point Matches continue

16:30 Public draw for Warm-up – second part

(free of charge – for registered players only)

17:00 Start of play Warm-up – second part

18:00 Public draw  and Start of  The best play the best

18:30 Public draw for 869BG Trophy – second part

(free of charge – for WBF supporters only)

19:00 Start of play 869BG Trophy – second part;

21:00 Public draw for European Doubles Championship

21:30 Start of play European Doubles Championship

Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarters,

Jackpots and One Point Matches continue

 

Friday, March 28

15:30 Registration at Casino Velden;

European Doubles Championship, Warm-up, 869BG Trophy,

The best play the best, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue

20:00 Welcome cocktail at Casino Velden;

Last Registration

21:00 Public draw

21:30 Start of play first round Main Tournament;

Jackpots and One Point Matches continue

23:00 Start of play second round Main Tournament

 

Saturday, March 29

14:00 Start of play third round Main Tournament at Casino Velden

15:30 Jackpots and One Point Matches continue

17:30 Start of Ladies Tournament

19:00 - 21:00 Break for dinner

21:00 Play continues

21:30 Start of Velden Super-Jackpot

 

Sunday, March 30

13:00 Start of finals round;

Super-Jackpot, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue

20:30 Casinos Austria dinner party and awarding ceremony at Casino Velden

 

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)

No clocks will be used during the tournament,

except in case of big delay on the tournament matches.

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 19:00 and 21:00.

No smoking in the main playing room. Tournament seating

will be determined by non-smoker preference.

The  Tournament will be played on

professional Tournament Boards.

Our boards are regularly cleaned and disinfected

after every tournament.

Dice Service is provided by WBF.

No admittance without proper dress.

Admission to Casino with photo ID Card only.

Only persons with legal age may enter

the Casino (18 or older).

The trophies will be presented only during the awarding ceremony.

 

For dinner inside the Casino during the tournament it is necessary to reserve calling a few days in advance the following number: Restaurant – ph. +43 664 2064 515
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee free seats in our Restaurant, especially on Friday and Saturday

PAST WINNERS

2002 Heinz Edy (Austria)

2003 Vazgen Matevosyan (Armenia)

2004 François Tardieu (France)

2005 François Tardieu (France)

2006 Michel Serrero (France)

2007 Werner Schmuck (Austria)

2008 Fernando Braconi (Italy)

2009 Christos Groutsos (Greece)

2010 Eli Roymi (Israel)

2011 Shimon Kagan (Israel)

2012 Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (Japan)

2013 Michihito Kageyama (Japan)

 

OFFICIAL EUROPEAN TITLES

This tournament is valid for the title of European Champion of each category, officially sanctioned by the

WBF Worldwide Backgammon Federation.

The past WBF sanctioned European Champions are:

 

1989 - Barry McAdam (Scotland)

1990 - Thomas Lumper (Germany)

1991 - Michael Meyburg (Germany)

1992 - Ion Ressu (Romania)

1993 - Matthias Körner (Germany)

1994 - Ion Ressu (Romania)

1995 - Evert van Eijck (Holland)

1996 - Nicholas Kitt (Romania)

1997 - Michael Löfblad (Sweden)

1998 - Elio Hamoui (Israel/Italy)

1999 - Mario Sequeira (Portugal)

2000 - Harald Johanni (Germany)

2001 - François Tardieu (France)

2002 - Katja Sophie Spillum Svendsen (Norway)

2003 - John Slattery (Scotland)

2004 - François Tardieu (France)

2005 - François Tardieu (France)

2006 - Michel Serrero (France)

2007 - Werner Schmuck (Austria)

2008 - Fernando Braconi (Italy)

2009 - Christos Groutsos (Greece)

2010 - Eli Roymi (Israel)

2011 - Shimon Kagan (Israel)

2012 - Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki (Japan)

2013 - Michihito Kageyama (Japan)

OFFICIAL EUROPEAN DOUBLES TITLES

This tournament is valid for the title of European Champion of Doubles, officially sanctioned by the

WBF Worldwide Backgammon Federation.

The past WBF sanctioned European Doubles Champions are:

 

2003 – Paul Magriel (USA)/Andreas Nussbaecher (Germany)

2004 – not assigned

2005 – Wolfgang Haas (Austria)/Daniel Scheidiger (Switzerland)

2006 – Rainer Witt (Germany)/Hans Christoph Weber (Germany)

2007 – Jerzy Behnke (Germany)/Ronald Reinhardt (Germany)

2008 – George Simpson (Turkey)/Cemalettin Yüksel (Turkey)

2009 – Francesco Grimaldi (Italy)/Mario Sequeira (Portugal)

2010 - Yiorgos Kleitsas (Greece) / Manos Mastorakis (Greece)

2011 – David Boldini (Switzerland) / Hormoz Shahrokhshahi (Iran/Germany)

2012 – Ugo Piazza (Italy) / Michel Serrero (France)

2013 – Masayuki Mochizuki (Japan) / Marion Weeber (Germany)

 

 
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WBF GOLDEN CIRCUIT 2014 EVENTS



 

17th / 19th January, 2014 - 2014 ISTANBUL OPEN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - Istanbul Armada Hotel | Istanbul – Turkey

26th / 30th March, 2014 - XXVI EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, 11th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CONSULTING CHAMPIONSHIP, 13th VELDEN BACKGAMMON OPEN (10.000 euro minimum prize-money for the Master Winner) - Casino Velden | Velden - Austria

25th / 27th April, 2014 - 2014 MEDITERRANEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - Harrington Park Resort Hotel | Antalya - Turkey

September, 2014 - VIII GEORGIAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP - MEMORIAL GOGI BUKIA
- Oasis Hotel & SPA Resort | Chakvi - Georgia

8th / 12th October, 2014 - XVII AUSTRIAN BACKGAMMON OPEN & AUSTRIAN DOUBLE CONSULTING CHAMPIONSHIP
- Hotel Veronika | Seefeld - Austria

29th October / 2nd November, 2014 - 2nd MERIT OPEN - INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP (added prize-money 30.000 euro) - Merit Park Hotel & Casino | Girne - North Cyprus KKTC

We will probably add more tournaments to this list. Stay tuned!
During this year we hope to add some more tournaments,
many things are on the way.



WBF TOURNAMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE WBF GOLDEN CIRCUIT

these tournaments are dedicated in particular to younger players

14th / 16th March, 2014 - 3rd CARTOOMICS BACKGAMMON FESTIVAL
15th March, 2014 - 3rd BACKGAMMON YOUNG ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (age 6/14 years)
- Cartoomics Gaming Festival - Fieramilano | Rho-Pero (Italy)
16th March, 2014 - 3rd CARTOOMICS BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT - Cartoomics Gaming Festival - Fieramilano | Rho-Pero (Italy)

21st / 24th August, 2014 - 15th BACKGAMMON ON THE BEACH
- Grado Beach | Grado (Italy)
23rd August, 2014 - 15th ISOLA D’ORO TOURNAMENT - Grado Beach | Grado (Italy)
24th August, 2014 - 2014 FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA CHAMPIONSHIP - Grado Beach | Grado (Italy)



WBF GOLDEN CIRCUIT 2015 EVENTS

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XXVI EUROPEAN BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP, 11th EUROPEAN DOUBLES CONSULTING CHAMPIONSHIP, 13th VELDEN BACKGAMMON OPE

(10.000 euro minimum prize-money for the Master Winner)

Casino Velden | Velden - Austria