Denver Invitational Tournament Details


JUNE 30, 2019

Mark your calendars…the Colorado State Summer Invitational Backgammon Tournament for Colorado Players is near. Time to show off our state talent in preparation for the Wild West Shootout in September. Bring your board and your clocks and make an afternoon of it. The private room is reserved so there should be plenty of elbow room. Please continue to check back as we finalize the details.

TIME: Doors open at 11:00 am (begin registration), registration closes at 12:00 pm, Play begins PROMPTLY at 12:30
FORMAT: Main bracket with a progressive consolation
TWO DIVISIONS: Open and Restricted
OPEN – $80 ($40 optional side pool) *CLOCKS MANDATORY
9* pt matches main and 7 pt consolation
RESTRICTED – $40 ($20 optional side pool) *CLOCKS PREFERRED
7* pt matches main and 5 pt consolation

*** 100% payout for tournament & side pool
*** $10 / person room fee


See for details on weekly and monthly tournaments. Check out the Wild West Shootout at

Signup for the Wild West Shootout any time during the tournament. All early registrants are eligible for a free drawing with a chance to win double their registration fee!

Invitational means you’re invited unless you’re uninvited.
Restricted means anyone not an Open player.
If you’re unsure, just ask one of the director’s.

We may limit either division to manageable bracket numbers (i.e. 16, 24, etc.) To ensure your spot, please RSVP. However, to assist in creating reasonable brackets for a smooth and timely tournament experience, the director’s may move players (based on their skill level) up or down divisions, as necessary.

We use ABT rules. This means dice on checkers are good and legal moves. For further details, see

Mickey’s opens at 11:00. There is often a Chouette before and after the tournament.

* Match lengths are based on 16 person brackets. The directors may adjust them to suit the actual number signed up. For example, an 8 person bracket might be 2 points longer.

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 Association reserves the right to refuse entry into the tournament with no reason required. No entrant will be allowed to play below his or her level.