New World Record to be set in Istanbul

The Anniversary Tournament of ISTAVDER in Istanbul (Turkey) is a must attend in terms of space, equipment, organisation and format. It has been attracting more and more players in the history of is existence.

In 2024, from 24th to 28th of April, the tentative is to break another record in terms of attendance with over 700 players. The location is a huge convention center, which 2 hotels on each side with direct access. The WOW-Hotels and Convention center will be exclusively for this huge tournament during those days. Regardless of the number of participants, there will be plenty of space and "squeezing" won´t happen.

Selected matches will be recorded and streamed, live commentary by top players will be provided, a huge screen will display the most interesting pairing, beautiful and unique trophies will be handed out to the winners, and a wonderful closing awards ceremony will take place.

The entry fee is inexpensive and is only aimed to cover partly the organization costs. Special rates have been arranged at both WOW-Hotels. Side-events such a Consultation Doubles and SpeedGammon, as well as DMP-Challenges and numerous Jackpots will be available throughout the tournament days. The total prize pool is projected to exceed 90.000 € !!!

This is a tournament to experience by every player and a benchmark for all other events around the world.

All the info and bookings are available on 

Mark your calendar and make your reservation NOW!

WBA has been helpful in the creation of ISTAVDER and is fully supportive of this mega-event and real "backgammon feast"


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