Tournament Schedule

Daily Hospitality

The Chicago Open Backgammon Tournament features a $60 hospitality fee which includes most meals and snacks for the duration of the 5-day event! Dine on barbequed pork and pulled chicken, excellent Chinese food, Bari sandwiches, superb Turkish cuisine, pizzas, and even breakfast with coffee served daily! Children eat free!

Thursday, May 24, 2018
10:30 amRegistration for USA vs. Japan
11:00 amTournament Rules and Public Draw
12:00 pmUSA vs. Japan Begins
3:00 pm1-Point Quickie Begins (USBGF Prime $500 Added)
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL BBQ Home Smoked Pulled Pork & Pulled Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, and Dessert
Friday, May 25, 2018
9:00 amMORNING MEAL Bagels, Cream Cheese, Lox, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Doughnuts
10:00 amRegistration Continues
10:00 amUSA vs. Japan Final
1:00 pmBlitz Begins
2:00 pmFaster Master Begins
2:00 pmLimited Jackpot Begins
3:00 pmSeniors Tournament Begins
4:30 pmMarkowitz Masters Qualifier Begins
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL Chinese Food Buffet (1st Serving)
7:00 pmMarkowitz Masters Begins
7:30 pmDoubles Tournament Begins
8:00 pmTaki Board Tournament Begins
8:30 pmEVENING MEAL Chinese Food Buffet (2nd Serving)
10:00 pmRegistration Closes
Saturday, May 26, 2018
9:00 amMORNING MEAL Bagels, Cream Cheese, Lox, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Doughnuts
10:00 amCalcutta Auction
11:00 amAFTERNOON MEAL Bari Sandwiches and Chips
11:30 amPlay Begins for Open and Intermediate Divisions
1:00 pmPlay Begins Novice Division
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL Dinner Break / Optional Banquet
8:00 pmPlay Resumes All Events
Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00 amMORNING MEAL Bagels, Cream Cheese, Lox, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Doughnuts
9:30 amThe Backgammon Proficiency Test
11:00 amOpen, Intermediate, and Novice Divisions Resume
11:30 amThe "Unlucky Dice" Last Chance Begins
12:30 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Turkish Luncheon Buffet
1:30 pmSunday Jackpots begin
6:00 pmEVENING MEAL Rosati's Pizza and Salad
Monday, May 28, 2018
9:00 amMORNING MEAL Bagels, Cream Cheese, Lox, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, and Doughnuts
10:00 amUSBGF Lecture: Giant #1 Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki & Giant #2 Michihito "Michy" Kageyama will offer a comprehensive review of the Backgammon Proficiency test
11:30 amOpen and Intermediate Divisions Resume
12:30 pmAFTERNOON MEAL Potbelly’s Sandwiches and Chips
2:00 pmAfter Tourney Tourney Begins
4:00 pmLast Entry For After Tourney Tourney

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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