Tournament Schedule

Daily Hospitality

The Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament features a $90 hospitality fee which includes most meals and snacks for the duration of the 5-day event! Dine on traditional Turkish cuisine, homemade lasagna w/ salad, Chicago style thin crust pizza w/ salad, Chicago's own Italian beef and sausages, Chinese dinner buffet, & sandwiches from Sam's, a local grocery/deli. Hot/cold beverages served all day & night! Novices pay just $30!

Wednesday May 25, 2022
5:00 pmRegistration Opens for BMAB
6:00 pmBMAB Begins (3 Rounds to be Played Wednesday Night)
Thursday May 26, 2022
11:00 amBMAB Continues (Final 2 Rounds)
1:00 pmRegistration Opens for All Events
1:30 pm1-Point Quickie Begins
1:30 pm5-Point Blitzes Begin
2:00 pmJuniors vs Seniors Begins
2:00 pmSpeedGammon Begins
3:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Qualifier Begins
3:00 pmFaster Master Start Time #1
3:15 pmOpen Jackpot Start Time #1
3:15 pmIntermediate Jackpot Start Time #1
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL Thin Crust Pizza w/ Salad
7:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Start Time #1
7:00 pmFaster Master Start Time #2
7:15 pmOpen Jackpot Start Time #2
7:15 pmIntermediate Jackpot Start Time #2
8:30 pmTaki Board Tournament Begins
10:00 pmNo More Matches Begin
Friday May 27, 2022
11:00 amRegistration Continues
12:00 pmDoubles Tournament Begins (first 3 rounds will be played)
12:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Start Time #2
12:15 pmOpen Jackpot Start Time #3
12:15 pmIntermediate Jackpot Start Time #3
5:00 pmEVENING MEAL Traditional Turkish Cuisine
6:00 pmRound 3 of All Jackpots Begin
6:00 pmAll Side Events Continue
10:30 pmNo More Matches Begin
11:30 pmRegistration Closes for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
Saturday May 28, 2022
10:00 amWelcome Announcements & Calcutta Auction
CHICAGO OPEN ABT MAIN TOURNAMENT BEGINS
11:00 amRound 1 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
12:30 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Italian Beef & Sausages
1:00 pmNovice Division Begins
1:30 pmRound 2 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
3:45 pmRound 3 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
6:00 pmDinner Break - Optional Banquet
8:00 pmRound 4 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
10:00 pmRound 5 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
11:00 pmAll Side Events Continue
11:30 pmNo Matches More Begin
Sunday May 29, 2022
9:30 amLecture: Professor of Backgammon Phil Simborg presents a lecture titled “Containment Games – play better than eXtremeGammon”
11:00 amRound 6 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
11:30 amThe "Unlucky Dice" Last Chance Begins
11:30 amPlay Continues Novice Division
12:30 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Lasagna & Salad
1:30 pmRound 7 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
3:45 pmRound 8 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
5:30 pmEVENING MEAL Chinese Food Buffet
6:30 pmRound 9 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
8:30 pmRound 10 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
9:00 pmAll Side Events Continue
11:00 pmNo More Matches Begin
Monday May 30, 2022
11:30 amRound 11 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions
11:30 amAll Side Events Continue
12:30 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Sam's Sandwiches
2:00 pmRound 12 for ABT Open and Intermediate Divisions (if necessary)
3:00 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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