Denver Invitational Tournament Details

2022 COLORADO STATE
WINTER
INVITATIONAL
LCI OPEN CHAMPION –
ED GAZVODA
TOURNAMENT CHAMPION – RYAN BARRETT

WINTER TOURNAMENT INFO
JANUARY 2, 2022
MODIFIED DOUBLE ELIMINATION

January 2nd will be here in no time, so include the first tournament of the year as part of your plans, and it’s big! If you’re looking to start the year off with a bang and show off your skills, or just have a good time, please join us. If you’re ready to get a jump on league points for 2022 and become the coveted 2022 Player of the Year.

The Colorado Backgammon Club is including $100 in added money. In addition, the USBGF is once again teaming up with local clubs for the Local Club Initiative (LCI), which is promoting 30 BG clubs across the US to ultimately have one member from each club compete online. As a member of the USBGF, the Colorado Backgammon Club and a Colorado resident, you are eligible. The Colorado State Winter Invitational Open Champion will be representing our Colorado Club in the Online LCI National Championship. Last year’s Colorado LCI winner was Charlie Raichle, second year running. The winners from each club will compete online beginning March, 2022. The winner and runner up (aside from bragging rights) will receive a free entry into an ABT event of their choice, and 1st through 4th will also receive a Backgammon Elegance doubling cube (NO player substitutions and you must maintain your USBGF status.)

So, save your spot in what will be a fabulous tournament and a great time!

Again, you must be a member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation to play. Basic USBGF membership is $45 per year. You may join at: http://usbgf.org/membership/join/

DATE: Sunday, January 2, 2022
TIME: Doors open at 10:30 am (begin registration), registration closes at 12:00 pm, Play begins PROMPTLY at 12:30
FORMAT: Modified Double Elimination – Main bracket with a Fighters bracket (Fighters bracket can return to win it all – 1 match only)
ONE DIVISION: Open and Advanced combined (Advanced players are spotted 1 pt at the beginning of a match in the Main only)
OPEN – $60 ($60 optional side pool / $50 optional furthest pool)
9 pt matches Main and 5 pt matches Fighters
ADVANCED – $60 (NO optional side pool)
9 pt matches Main and 5 pt matches Fighters
PAYMENT: Cash at the door or Venmo – @americanjam 3o3-356-3679
CLOCKS: Required (2 min per point/12 sec delay)

*** $10 / person room fee
*** 100% payout for tournament, side pool & furthest pool
*** Payouts based on number of players participating

***** PLEASE BRING A BACKGAMMON BOARD and CLOCK*****

See http://www.coloradobackgammon.com/ for details on weekly and monthly tournaments. Check out the Wild West Shootout at https://denverbg.org/

Invitational means you’re invited unless you’re uninvited.
Open players must play in the Open division, no playing down.

We may limit, modify or combine divisions to manageable bracket numbers (i.e. 16, 24, etc.) To ensure your spot, please RSVP early.

We use ABT rules. This means dice on checkers are good and legal moves. For further details, see http://usbgf.org/docs/rules.pdf

Mickey’s opens at 10:30. There is often a Chouette before and after the tournament. Our server will frequent our room from the main bar. The room is ours, so enjoy the backgammon as well as the food and beverages

COVID-19: As of now, there are no restrictions. However, be prepared to wear a mask should restrictions be reinstated. Keep our community safe.

So, save your spot in what will be a fabulous tournament and a great time!

Win with Grace / Lose with Class / Play with Passion

NOTE: The director reserves the right to change the format of any event to maximize the experience for the players.  Colorado Backgammon reserves the right to refuse entry into the tournament with no reason required.