1st Köln Open 2015

1st Köln Open 2015 

1st Köln Open 2015
1st Köln Open 2015
02.07.2015 17.00 - 05.07.2015 23.59
Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald - Köln
WBA Events


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.

Session details

Events and Fees:

Elite Group: 380 € entry + 70 € registration / optional side-pool 150 € (95% return) / 9 point matches, T-Swiss Format, clock mandatory
Leisure Group: 150 € entry + 50 € registration / optional side-pool 50 € (90% return) / 7 points matches, T-Swiss Format, clock preference
Doubles: 250 € per team (80% return), 7 points, single elimination, clocked
SpeedGammon: 25 € (80% return), re-entries allowed, 5 points, time setting: 2 min. total bank time + 10 sec. per move
Mini-Jackpots (4 players): 25 €, 50 €, 100 € available during all weekend.


• Welcome souvenir for all participants of the main event
• All participants of the Köln Open 2015 will be eligible to attend the "Pascha Party" with drinks and entertainment.


Download Brochure Köln Open 2015


Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am StadtwaldMap
Leonardo Royal Hotel Köln - Am Stadtwald   -   Website
Dürener Str. 287


Special ”Backgammon Rate”:

99 € / night Single, including breakfast buffet and wifi

109 € / night Double, including breakfast buffet and wifi

Please book before 13 th June 2016, mentioning “Backgammon”, per phone: +49-(0)2203-561131 or per email:


The registration is closed

Registered Users

    • Ghazi Al-Kinani
    • USA
    • Leisure Group
    • Markus Klein
    • Deutschland
    • Elite Group
    • Frank Brinkmann
    • Germany
    • Elite Group
    • Jürgen Schettler
    • Germany
    • Elite Group