From 10:00 am until 5:30 pm
4 rounds swiss where the winner of each round is the first to win 11 points (a doubling die is used). Bronstein timing – 22 mins per player + 12 secs per move. Crawford rule is used, however Jacoby Rule, Beavers and Automatic Doubling are not used. Tie-break procedure is head-to-head followed by Buchholz (ignoring worst opponent).
Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players. The playing pieces are moved according to the roll of dice, and a player wins by removing all of his pieces from the board before his opponent. Backgammon is a member of the tables family, one of the oldest classes of board games in the world. Although luck is involved and factors into the outcome, strategy plays a more important role in the long run. With each roll of the dice, players must choose from numerous options for moving their checkers and anticipate possible counter-moves by the opponent. In variants that originate from early 20th century New York, players may raise the stakes during the game.
All matches played as part of Mind Sports Olympiad tournaments will contribute to individual players’ UKBGF ratings. Non-results, such as walk-overs, are excluded, as are side-matches that are not part of the scheduled set of matches.