WBA is proud to welcome you to the inaugural ”Köln Open 2015” from 2nd to 5th of July, in the vibrant city of Köln. Köln is easy to reach by plane (Köln/Bonn airport) or train and only a short drive from Belgium, the Netherlands and France.
The tournament will take place in the Leonardo Royal Park Hotel***** centrally located, and surrounded by a beautiful parc with lakes and fountains. Public transportation will take you quickly anywhere for sightseeing and/or other activities.
Every match of the Elite Group will count for the German national ranking as well for the WBA Point Race ranking 2015 (the winners to be crowned in 2016). Like all other WBA tournaments, all divisions will enjoy the new and improved T-Swiss Format (out after 3 losses in a Swiss format) and an Ultimate Fight (Last Chance) on Sunday. Various side-events are lined up: Warm-up, DMP-Challenge, Doubles, Jackpots, Speed-Gammon, etc.
As player of the main event, you will receive your special souvenir. All players will be eligible to join the exciting ”Pascha Nightclub Party” with free entrance, free drinks and adult entertainment. Start making travel plans to compete against your backgammon friends from all over the world, become the first Köln Open and enjoy the beautiful city of Köln in the summer.
See you all in Köln for a great weekend of backgammon and fun !