Kölle Alaaf ! – Welcome to Cologne !
WBA is proud to welcome you back to the vibrant city of Köln for the second time, from 14th to 17th of July 2016, easy to reach by plane, train an car and only a short drive away from the Netherlands and Belgium.
The third stop of the German Masters Series in 2016 will be staged at the wonderfully located Leonardo Royal Am Stadtwald****, surrounded by a park with lakes and fountains.
The KÖLN OPEN & MASTERS is part of the prestigious GERMAN MASTERS SERIES 2016 and part of the WBA Circuit 2016.
Every match of the OPEN and the MASTERS will count towards the German National Ranking. Additionally, every match of the MASTERS Elite will count towards the WBA Point Race 2016.
The KÖLN OPEN, is a free entry tournament in a Single Elimination Format.
The KÖLN MASTERS will be available in 2 divisions and features WBA’s computerized T-Swiss System (3 lives + Ultimate Fight).
Various side events are lined up (Quarter-entries, DMP-Challenge, Doubles, Mini-Jackpots). Prior to the Main Event, a TEAM CHALLENGE will take place on 14th and 15th of June with 300 € added.
10% of the Prize-Pool from the Masters Division will go into the yearly pool, which will be re-distributed at the Grand Finale of the GERMAN MASTERS SERIES. The top 2 players of each stop and the top 8 of the total ranking will qualify for the Grand Finale taking place in Prague in November 2016, prior to the PRAGUE OPEN & MASTERS. All players will be eligible to join the exciting “Pascha Nightclub Party” with free entrance, free drinks and adult entertainment.
Make your travel plans right away, visit Köln in the summer, meet your backgammon friends, compete to win the prize-pool, enjoy the party and qualify for the GMS Grand Finale!