Start Time

5:00 pm

Monday, September 19, 2022

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End Time

11:30 pm

Friday, September 23, 2022

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Address

Domina Coral Bay – Venezia Restaurant / Aladin Casino | Sharm El Sheikh – Egypt 

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The WBF – Worldwide Backgammon Federation is proud to present the

2nd SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd September, 2022

DOMINA CORAL BAY – ALADIN CASINO  EGYPT

Main event

Wednesday 21st – 23rd September, 2022

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Aladin Doubles Championship

Tuesday 20th September, 2022

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Warm-up, 869BG Trophy, Quarter entries,

Jackpots & One Point Matches

Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th September, 2022

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Awards ceremony and cocktail

Friday 23rd September, 2022

 

ADDED PRIZE FOR THE SHARM EL SHEIKH OPEN WINNER:

ONE WEEK FREE FOR TWO ALL INCLUSIVE + FLIGHT FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT

FOR NEXT YEAR TOURNAMENT

 

 

                             

 

INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

The 2nd SHARM EL SHEIKH DOMINA BACKGAMMON OPEN is scheduled at the DOMINA CORAL BAY (SHARM EL SHEIKH – EGYPT) from 19th to 23rd September 2022 (main tournament on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2022).
This is the second edition of a WBF tournament in Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, fans of the Game of Ur (the ancient Backgammon). The tournament will also be an unforgettable holiday, the Backgammon activity is scheduled every day at 17:00 (during the main event at 16:30) so as to leave players the pleasure of staying on the beach and swimming in the Red Sea. The Domina Coral Bay Resort offers the Diving Center, a fantastic Spa, many restaurants and other benefits that you will discover day after day.
Hope you can join us for this exciting event in Egypt!
Don’t miss this great event!

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
To be announced at the Tournament
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Marco Fornasir
sanctioned by the WBF – Worldwide Backgammon Federation

The WBF sanction is guarantee of transparency and fairness since 1986

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

Accommodation info
Domina Travel
ph. +39 02 83451600
email booking@domina.itwww.dominacoralbay.com

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Double elimination with Main, Progressive Second Chance and Last Chance

The final of the Master category between the Undefeated winner and the winner of the Second Chance will be played at 17 points. If the winner of the Second Chance wins, another match will be played at 9 points.

The final of the Intermediate category between the Undefeated winner and the winner of the Second Chance will be played at 13 points. If the winner of the second chance wins, another match will be played at 7 points.

ENTRY-FEES

Master: information reserved for pre-registered players.
Email to info@wbf.net

Intermediate: information reserved for pre-registered players.
Email to info@wbf.net

Doubles: information reserved for pre-registered players.
Email to info@wbf.net

Super-Jackpot: information reserved for pre-registered players.
Email to info@wbf.net

Ladies Tournament: information reserved for pre-registered players.
Email to info@wbf.net

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

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
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
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.

RECCOMENDED ACCOMMODATION

SPECIAL RATES FOR BACKGAMMON PLAYERS:
Prices (all inclusive) are valid only for reservations made directly to Domina Travel
ph. +39 02 83451600 – email booking@domina.itwww.dominacoralbay.com and not through travel agencies or Booking.com and similar websites.
It is preferable to book in advance, mentioning the password Backgammon

Prestige Pool Premium
restaurant à la carte
Double room for single use all inclusive 1.645 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 1.325 € per person, per week
Package including flight, insurance and transfers from and to Sharm El Sheikh airport.
Flights depart from the following airports: Bergamo (19/9) – Milano MXP (17/9) – Roma FCO (18/9) – Napoli (19/9) – Verona (18/9)

Double room for single use all inclusive 1.034 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 705 € per person, per week
Flightless package, including insurance and transfers from and to Sharm El Sheikh airport

Elisir Premium
restaurant à la carte
Double room for single use all inclusive 1.555 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 1.235 € per person, per week
Package including flight, insurance and transfers from and to Sharm El Sheikh airport.
Flights depart from the following airports: Bergamo (19/9) – Milano MXP (17/9) – Roma FCO (18/9) – Napoli (19/9) – Verona (18/9)

Double room for single use all inclusive 950 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 649 € per person, per week
Flightless package, including insurance and transfers from and to Sharm El Sheikh airport

Elisir
restaurant à buffet
Double room for single use all inclusive 1.345 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 1.025 € per person, per week
Package including flight, insurance and transfers from and to Sharm El Sheikh airport.
Flights depart from the following airports: Bergamo (19/9) – Milano MXP (17/9) – Roma FCO (18/9) – Napoli (19/9) – Verona (18/9)

Double room for single use all inclusive 719 € per room, per week
Double room all inclusive 495 € per person, per week
Flightless package, including insurance and transfers from and to Sharm El Sheikh airport

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 enjoy the warm 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 by Monday September 19th, 2022 and leave not before Saturday September 24th, 2022 (the Domina package is from Saturday 17th, 2022 till Saturday 24th, 2022). Please, let us your flight time and we will pick-up you at the airport (courtesy of Aladin Casino).

PROGRAM

Monday, September 19
17:00
Registration at the Venezia Restaurant;
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, September 20
17:00
Registration at the Venezia Restaurant;
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, September 21
16:30
Last Registration at the Venezia Restaurant;
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, September 22
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
Break for dinner
21:00
Play continues
21:30
Start of Coral Bay Super-Jackpot
Friday, September 23
16:30
Start of Last Chance Tournament
17:00
Start of Finals; Super-Jackpot, Jackpots and One Point Matches continue
23:00
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.

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 2022 WBF Supporter.
No admittance without proper dress.
Please, it is strongly recommended to wear the jacket during the Welcome Cocktail and the Awards Ceremony
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.
PAST WINNERS
2020 Master Peter Naguib | Germany
2020 Aladin Doubles Championship Bogidar Iliev | Bulgaria / Peter Naguib | Germany
2020 Ladies Tournament Zlatina Petrova | Bulgaria
2020 Warm-up Peter Naguib | Germany
2020 869BG Trophy Rainer Witt | Germany
2020 One Point Match Maria Menchaca Salamanca | Spain