Denver Weekly/Monthly Tournament Details

CONGRATULATIONS – CHARLIE RAICHLE
2020 COLORADO STATE WINTER INVITATIONAL /
USBGF LCI CHAMPION

***** TEMPORARY ONLINE CLUB TOURNAMENTS *****

WEEKLY MAIN w/ PROGRESSIVE CONSOLATION!!!

You must have a Backgammon Studio Heroes account and be a USBGF membership to play online.

No Backgammon Studio Heroes account? No problem – accounts are FREE, just go to Backgammon Studio Heroes and sign up. If you are having issues, text Dan @ 3o3-356-3679 and he can assist you. New accounts usually only take a few hours to get credentials.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Thursdays
WHERE: Online (Backgammon Studio Heroes ONLY)
TIME: Registration closes at 6:45pm MDT, play begins at 7:00pm MDT.
DETAILS: $20 entry fee with optional $20 Side Pool. Guaranteed two matches; Main with Progressive Consolation – Loser of the Main Finals will play Winner of the Consolation Finals for 2nd Place.
PAYMENT: Use Venmo to transfer your entry fee – @Americanjam or 3o3-356-3679.
MATCH LENGTH: 9 point matches for the Main, 7 point matches for the Consolation Round 1 and 5 point matches for the balance of the Consolation rounds.
DONATION: $10 (or 5% rounded to the nearest $5, whichever is >) of total entry fee and side pool from tournament will go towards Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach for new players.

SCHEDULED MONTHLY DOUBLE ELIMINATION!!!

You must have a Backgammon Studio Heroes account and be a USBGF member to play online.

No Backgammon Studio Heroes account? No problem – accounts are FREE, just go to Backgammon Studio Heroes and sign up. If you are having issues, text Dan @ 3o3-356-3679 and he can assist you. New accounts usually only take a few hours to get credentials.

WHEN: Announced via MeetUp
WHERE: Online (Backgammon Studio Heroes ONLY)
TIME: Registration available now and closes at 12:15pm MDT, play begins at 12:30pm MDT.
DETAILS: ONE DIVISION – Double Elimination (winner of the Fighters bracket must beat the Main challenger twice to win the tournament)
$45 (includes $5 club donation) w/ optional $40 side pool.
PAYMENT: Pay using Venmo – @americanjam 3o3-356-3679 (Daniel Minardi)
MATCH LENGTH: 9 point matches for the Main, 7 point matches for the Consolation bracket.
DONATION: $5 per person, will go towards Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach for new players.

INSTRUCTIONS TO REGISTER

New Players – If you have never participated in an online Denver event you must pay your entry fee (detailed below), and text Dan @ 3o3-356-3679 using WhatsApp; include your First and Last Name, and your GridGammon User Name. You must be a USBGF member to play in this league.

Returning Players – Pay your entry fee (detailed below). Please pay early, it makes it easier to start on-time.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLAY

• All matches are played on Backgammon Studio Heroes.
• If there is a problem with your platform (i.e. program freezes, kicks you out, etc.) and you are unable to resume, contact the Director immediately.

• All communications to and from the Director should be via WhatsApp (match wins, problems, etc.). A Group WhatsApp will be created prior to the tournament.
• All payments will be made through Venmo (payments must be made prior to tournament start), #Americanjam or 3o3-356-3679.

• Registration closes 15 minutes prior to tournament start for weekly and 30 minutes prior to tournament start for monthly.
Matches (the bracket) will be posted at tournament start time. Tournament brackets can be viewed in real-time using Challonge.com.  The bracket link will be provided via WhatsApp and posted on this page.
• Once the bracket is posted, contact your opponent DIRECTLY (phone or text). The number can be retrieved from the newly created Group in the WhatsApp application (select group names, select your opponent).
• Please DO NOT use the main Group WhatsApp for communication with your opponent, as there is way too much chatter. It should ONLY be used for communication with the Director.
• Once you’ve logged in to Backgammon Studio Heroes, enter the Denver club private room.  To do this select “Main” (left side above players names), followed by “External tournaments“.  Scroll down and select “Denver Backgammon LEAGUE” and select “Yes” to confirm.
• The Top player listed on the bracket will invite the other player on Backgammon Studio Heroes.
• To set up the match select:

FORMAT: COMPETITION
MATCH TYPE: MATCH
LENGTH: AS REQUIRED
CLOCK: TOURNAMENT2 (2 MIN PER POINT/12 SEC BONUS)
RATING: UNCHECKED
PR: UNCHECKED

• Click “Challenge” to begin.
• The WINNER is responsible for reporting the match result, again using the main Group WhatsApp (3o3-356-3679). Once reported, your new match will be posted shortly thereafter. The match can begin once both players are available.
• All winners will be paid via Venmo immediately following the completion of the tournament.

REAL-TIME UPDATES: Visit www.coloradobackgammon.com/weekly-tournament/ or Challonge.com for real-time bracket updates.  Additional information can also be found on the web page including User Names.

LEAGUE SCORING: League scoring will be revised shortly after tournament completion and can be found at www.coloradobackgammon.com/colorado-backgammon-league/

You can join meetup for free at http://www.coloradobackgammon.com/weekly-tournament/

PREVIOUS ATTENDING PLAYERS
NAME (BACKGAMMON STUDIOS HEROES NAME)

Ami (PoolShark)
Bill (Maui1721)
Bob (Bobkatt)
Carmelo (oldehippy)
Cary (Cary)
Charlie (Snoopy)
Dan (Americanjam)
David (davidklausa)
Ed (soul2surf)
Goldie (Goldie)
Jack (jack8710)
Jay (JayBassMan)
Jim (JimHop2020)
Jonah (CigarSmoker)
Laura (JustMe)
Lawrence (Lawrencebg)
Lynda (Lulu2)
Lynn (LynnL)
Marc (Realheisenberg)
Marjie (Keytagal)
Mary (denvergal2)
Mehrgan (mmostowfi)
Michael (marbar)
Myra (favorite1)
Richard (Rsiebold7)
Ryan (rqbcpa)
Scott (MisterTRex)
Tom (PoetTom)

PREVIOUS ATTENDING PLAYERS
NAME (GRIDGAMMON NAME)

Ami (ami7575)
Bill (Maui1721)
Bob (Bobkatt)
Carmen (oldhippy)
Cary (cgh31)
Charlie (masurte)
Dan (Americanjam)
David (davidklausa)
Ed (soul2surf)
Goldie (GoldieLox)
Jack (jack8710)
Jay (jabawaki)
Jim (JimHop2020)
Jonah (CigarSmoker)
Laura (Eggomaniac)
Lawrence (Lawrencebg)
Lynda (Lulu2)

Lynn (LynnL)
Marc (Heisenberg)
Marjie (Keytagal)
Mary (denvergal2)
Michael (marbar)
Myra (favorite1)
Richard (Rsiebold7)
Ryan (rqbcpa)
Scott (MisterTRex)
Tom (PoetTom)


2020 COMPLETED EVENTS

12/27/20 Weekly Bracket (click to view)

12/17/20 Weekly Bracket (click to view)

12/3/20 Weekly Bracket (click to view)

11/19/20 Weekly Bracket (click to view)

11/5/20 Weekly Bracket (click to view)

10/29/20 Weekly (click to view)

10/24/20 Monthly (click to view)

10/15/20 Weekly (click to view)

10/1/20 Weekly (click to view)

9/17/20 Weekly (click to view)

9/3/20 Weekly (click to view)

8/20/20 Weekly (click to view)

8/6/20 Weekly (click to view)

7/30/20 Weekly (click to view)

7/16/20 Weekly (click to view)

Colorado State Summer 7/11/20 (click to view)

7/2/20 Weekly (click to view)

6/18/20 Weekly (click to view)

6/4/20 Weekly (click to view)

5/21/20 Weekly (click to view)

5/17/20 Monthly (click to view)

5/7/20 Weekly (click to view)

4/30/20 Weekly (click to view)

4/16/20 Weekly (click to view)

***** ONSITE PLAY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED *****

***** PLEASE BRING A BACKGAMMON BOARD & CLOCK *****

§§§ WEEKLY TOURNAMENT §§§

WHEN: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month
WHERE: Bar Louie – 8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111,
TIME: Sign-in at 6:45 pm, Play begins at 7:00 pm
DETAILS: $10 entry fee w/ optional $20 Side Pool.  $10 buybacks available, Side Pool protected. Use Meetup to indicate that you will be participating.  $10 (or 5%, whichever is >) of total entry fee and side pool from tournament will go towards Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach for new players.

§§§ CHOUETTE §§§

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
WHERE: Bar Louie – 8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111,
TIME: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DETAILS: Chouette — a many versus 1 game, $5 per point typically. Times are approximate. Use Meetup to indicate that you will be participating, as we often cancel if there are fewer than 4; especially if you’re an organizer–negative replies requested. No ‘hard’ limit to the attendees either. If we get more than 6, we allow the ‘box’ to take a ‘partner’.

§§§ MONTHLY & INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE §§§

  • Sat, Feb. 29 – Monthly (Winner – Richard Siebold)
  • Sat, April 11 – Spring Invitational
  • Sun, May 17 – Monthly
  • Sat, June 13 – Monthly
  • Sun, July 12 – Summer Invitational
  • Sept. 24 – 27 – Wild West Shootout
  • Sat, Oct. 24 – Monthly
  • Sat, Dec. 19 – Winter Invitational

§§§ MONTHLY TOURNAMENT §§§

WHEN: Dates posted on Meetup each month
WHERE: C.B. & Potts 1257 W. 120th Ave., Westminster CO 80031,
TIME: Doors open at 11:00 am (begin registration), registration closes at 11:30 pm, Play begins PROMPTLY at 12:00
FORMAT: One division, 9 pt matches.
DETAILS: $30 entry w/$40 optional Side Pool. Single elimination with rebuys; Side Pool protected.  Rebuys 2 pts shorter until caught up.   Use Meetup to indicate that you will be participating.  $10 per person room fee will go towards Room/Tip, Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach of new players.