Madison Backgammon Club

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Rules and Conditions

This is an American Backgammon Tour (ABT) sanctioned tournament.

The Tournament reserves the right to refuse an entrant without giving any reason.

Entrants may play in the division of their choice, but the Tournament reserves the right to disallow an entrant to play below his or her level, as determined by the eligibility committee. Decisions made by the eligibility committee will be final.

The tournament schedule will be strictly adhered to. Penalty points will be assessed if a player is late or leaves the playing room without first signing out.

This is a legal moves tournament. USBGF rules will be observed, with options in place:

- Two dice over four dice: Preferred - Unless both players agree to use four dice, two dice will be used

- Dice on checkers: Not Allowed - Dice on checkers will be considered cocked. Both dice must land flat on the playing surface

- Baffle boxes: Preferred - A baffle box will be used if either player requests it and one is available.


- Championship Division, Badger Classic and Doubles: Clocks Required - All matches will be clocked

- All other matches and events: Clocks Optional - Match may be clocked if both players agree, or when any match is unduly delaying the tournament as determined by a Tournament Director.

All Championship and Badger Classic matches may be video or manually recorded. All matches must be played over a physical board in a designated playing room.

The Radisson is 100% No Smoking, including all sleeping rooms. Brief breaks are permitted during a match.

Final check-in is Friday, August 16th by 11:00 p.m. Any player not checked in by 11:00 p.m. will be considered a NO-SHOW. Only cash and traveler’s checks will be accepted after August 3rd. All tournament deposits are fully refundable until 11 p.m. on Friday, August 16th, 2019.

Please bring your own board and clock!

Tournament Staff

Co-directors: Dave Meyer, Jack Edelson