The PORTUGUESE OPEN - the sunshine and vacation tournament, will be held for the 9th time from 14th to 17th of August 2014. The PORTUGUESE OPEN is a World Backgammon Association (WBA) event, ensuring the highest class of tournaments with the most up-to-date rules, the best professional equipment provided, and the most competitive and challenging format. Every match of the Elite Group division will count for the WBA Point Race ranking list 2014. Like all other WBA tournaments, all divisions will enjoy the new and improved FT-Swiss Format (out after 3 losses in a Swiss format) and an Ultimate Fight (Last Chance) on Sunday.
Selected matches will be recorded and streamed over the internet.
Matches between French players will count towards the FFBG ranking.
Various side-events are lined up: DMP-Challenge, Doubles, Jackpots, Speed-Gammon, Warm-up, etc.
Elite Group: 440 € entry + 60 € registration + 10 € cocktail / optional side-pool: 150 € (100% return) / 11 points matches, Ultimate Fight 5 points, clocks mandatory
Leisure Group: 80 € entry + 20 € registration + 10 € cocktail / optional side-pool: 50 € (100% return) / 7 points matches, Ultimate Fight 5 points, clock preference
Doubles: 170 € entry + 30 € registration per team / 9 point matches, clocks mandatory (3 min. per point + 15 secs. delay per move)
Social guests: 10 € including Sunday cocktail
All entry fees will be returned at 100% to the winners.
Hotel Riviera**** offers a special rate of 95€/night single or Double, including breakfast and free internet. Please use the hotel facilities and book before July 15th.