Tournament Schedule

Daily Hospitality

The Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament features an $80 hospitality fee which includes most meals and snacks for the duration of the 6-day event! Dine on Chicago style Italian beef and sausages, home smoked pork bbq, Chinese food, lasagna, tacos, traditional Turkish cuisine, and lunchtime sandwiches with hot and cold beverages served all day! Novices pay just 1/2 price!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
2:00 pmRegistration Opens for High Roller & BMAB
3:00 pmHigh Roller Qualifier Begins
4:00 pmBMAB Begins (1 Round Before Dinner, 2 Rounds After
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL Chicago Style Italian Beef and Sausages
7:00 pmHigh Roller Begins
Thursday, May 21, 2020
10:00 amRegistration Continues
11:00 amHigh Roller Round of 8
11:00 amBMAB Continues (Final 2 Rounds)
11:00 amSeniors Tournament Begins (Continuous Entries to 64)
11:00 am1-Point Quickie Begins (USBGF Prime $500 Added)
11:00 am5-Point Blitzes Begins
12:00 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Build Your Own Sandwiches
2:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Qualifier Begins
2:00 pmFaster Master Start Time #1
2:00 pmOpen Jackpot Start Time #1
2:00 pmLimited Jackpot Start Time #1
3:00 pmHigh Roller Semi-Finals
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL BBQ Home Smoked Pulled Pork, Chicken, Sides, and Dessert
7:00 pmHigh Roller Finals
7:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Start Time #1
7:00 pmFaster Master Start Time #2
7:00 pmOpen Jackpot Start Time #2
7:00 pmLimited Jackpot Start Time #2
8:30 pmTaki Board Tournament Begins
8:30 pmMustafa Sayid Board Tournament Begins
Friday, May 22, 2020
10:00 amRegistration Continues
11:00 amAFTERNOON MEAL Lasagna and Salad
12:00 pmDoubles Tournament Begins (first 3 rounds will be played)
12:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Start Time #2
12:00 pmOpen Jackpot Start Time #3
12:00 pmLimited Jackpot Start Time #3
4:00 pmRegistration Closes for Open and Advanced Divisions
4:00 pmWelcome Reception (Beer and Wine)
5:00 pmEVENING MEAL Taco Dinner
6:30 pmPre-Tournament Announcements
CHICAGO OPEN MAIN TOURNAMENT BEGINS
7:00 pmRound 1 for Open and Advanced Divisions
9:15 pmRound 2 for Open and Advanced Divisions
Saturday, May 23, 2020
10:30 amRound 3 for Open and Advanced Divisions
12:00 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Quizno's Sandwiches and Chips
1:00 pmPlay Begins Novice Division
1:00 pmRound 4 for Open and Advanced Divisions
3:15 pmRound 5 for Open and Advanced Divisions
5:45 pmEVENING MEAL Dinner Break / Optional Banquet
8:00 pmCalcutta Auction followed by
Round 6 for Open and Advanced Divisions
9:30 pmSide Events Continue
10:00 pmDoubles Tournament Round of 8 (if necessary)
Sunday, May 24, 2020
9:30 amThe Backgammon Proficiency Test
11:00 amRound 7 for Open and Advanced Divisions
11:00 amPlay Continues Novice Division
11:30 amThe "Unlucky Dice" Last Chance Begins
12:30 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Turkish Luncheon Buffet
2:00 pmRound 8 for Open and Advanced Divisions
3:00 pmSunday Jackpots begin
4:15 pmRound 9 for Open and Advanced Divisions
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL Chinese Food Buffet
7:00 pmRound 10 for Open and Advanced Divisions
8:30 pmAll Side Events Continue
9:00 pmDoubles Tournament Semi-Finals
9:00 pmRound 11 for Open and Advanced Divisions
Monday, May 25, 2020
9:30 amUSBGF Lecture: Giant #2 Michihito "Michy" Kageyama and a special guest will offer a comprehensive review of the Backgammon Proficiency test
11:00 amRound 12 for Open and Advanced Divisions
12:00 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Build Your Own Sandwiches
1:00 pmFinals of All Side Events
4:00 pmClosing Ceremonies and Awards Reception (Beer and Wine)
5:30 pmAfter Tourney Tourney Begins

Daily Hospitality

Daily meals, unlimited coffee, hot & iced tea, juice, soda, and lemonade will be provided along with fruit, granola bars, pretzels, candy, and more!


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