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.

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.

Final check in is Saturday, August 8 at 10:00 am. Any player who is not checked in by that time, and does not notify us of a later arrival, will be considered a NO-SHOW. Only cash will be accepted on site. All tournament deposits are fully refundable until Saturday, August 8 at 10:00 am.

The Marriott is 100% non-smoking.

The Wisconsin Backgammon Championships use USBGF rules with options in place, as follows:

Dice on Checkers if Agreed: Dice landing on checkers are valid only if both players agree.

Use two dice over four dice Required: All matches must use only one set of dice.

Use bafflebox over rolling with cups Per Player: each player may make their own choice whether or not to use a bafflebox.

Clocks

“Clocks Required” means that all matches in the event must be played with a clock.

“Clocks Preferred” means that if one player wishes to use a clock, it will be used.

“Clocks if Agreed” means that clocks will only be used if both players agree to use a clock.

In all cases, the director reserves the right to impose a clock on any match that is unduly delaying the tournament.

The Open Division, Super Jackpot, and Badger Classic Masters are Clocks Required. Clock settings are 2 minutes per point with a 12 second delay.

Doubles is Clocks Required. Clocks settings are 3 minutes per point with a 15 second delay.

In the Intermediate and Novice Divisions, clock settings are 2 minutes per point with a 15 second delay. Intermediate is Clocks Preferred and Novice is Clocks if Agreed.

All other events, except Quickies, are Clocks Preferred. If both players are also in the Open Division, clock settings are 2 minutes per point with a 12 second delay. Otherwise, clock settings are 2 minutes per point with a 15 second delay.