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Brighton Summer Open Backgammon 2020

at The Holiday Inn (Brighton Seafront) 20th - 23rd August 2020

Welcome to All

The 2019 tournament has just come to an end and a big thanks to all those who came and to those who took the time to tell me they couldn’t make it. Impressively we had 17 International players from 12 different countries proving Brighton is a great place to visit.

The trophies were different, instead of the classic glass or acrylic baubles we chose to give copies of a new art commission called Chouette – Big Money, Click on image below for details.

There were 34 Masters players with the champion being David Brown (UK) defeating Michael Larsen (Denmark) last years champion in a very exciting final, one roll different in last game and it would have been two years in a row.

Like this year with Michael, which was not announced, David Brown will also receive free entry to the Masters next year to defend his title. Michael says he will come back to retrieve it.

There were exactly 32 players in the intermediate category with the champion being my local club member Michael McGowan (UK) defeating also local club member Mike Grabsky. Michael who also won an 8 player online qualifier to win his entry therefore won 8 continuous matches. He will also get free entry to next year’s tournament to defend his title.

The full results will be posted shortly.

Registrations are now open for next year’s tournament and dates have been posted on the Chicago Point Calendar. We will be far more strict on pre-registrations this time, anyone who has not prepaid 2 hours before draw will be too late to be included.


Tim Parfitt



Event Sponsors

The following companies have sponsored the trophies for some of the individual events.

World Backgammon Knockout


30 Euro Entry, 1 in 4 chance to win back full entry fee and 1 in 8 chance to win through to further stages with the projected first prize of 12500 euros

(subject to conditions)

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