Breezy Brighton Open

5th – 7th January 2024.



Prize draw for all those who complete the questionnaire

Brighton Breezy Open

The Old Ship Hotel


The long standing post Xmas ‘Breezy Brighton Open’ will be held once again in January 2024. The Dorothy Lee “Dice Fairy “memorial trophy  (that stays in Brighton) will be awarded to the Masters winner as this coming event will for the first time be split into Masters and Intermediates.

At present entry will be limited to 64 players in each event (total 128)

The event in 2023 had 103 players, 2022 had 60 players competing, hopefully in 2024 we can get this to a full 128 .

The event will again be held at The Old Ship Hotel and have arranged for discounted room rates use code: BRBR050124

1 Night @ £100    Single occupancy

2 Nights @ £160

3 Nights @ £225

Double occupancy rates increase £10 per night

Longer stays are available, ask Hotel for best rates.

Tel: 01273 329001

Friday 5th January 2024

Will be around all day with fun side events if you get here early.

Hopefully everyone will have registered and paid up beforehand, registration shuts at 6pm.

Warm-up (5 points)

To be a straight knockout with side pools.

Players losing in the first round will be entered into a consolation knockout (5 points) with an added prize of £100 to the winner.

Super Jackpot  to commence at same time as warm-up, 11 point matches. Entry fee ~£200 (10% rake) with side pools. probably 8 players, maybe 16 to be confirmed. Prize money and pools to be split 65/35

There will be some online qualifiers for the Super Jackpot 8/16 player

Saturday 6th January 2023

Everyone must arrive by 10.30am and already be fully paid up ready to commence, the draw will be announced after any announcements. Penalty points will be imposed after 11.15 and thereafter every 5 minutes until 5 points loses match.

Play starts at 11 am with a Double elimination Main knockout of 9 point matches Clock mandatory (90secs/12secs per point).

Losers in each main round will enter separate second chance knockouts (7 points) combining in final rounds to meet the undefeated finalist. Undefeated finalist will gain a winning bonus as there will only be one final.

As players lose in second chance rounds they will enter a progressive Consolation knockout (5 point matches).

Enjoy the rest of the day doing what you want or;

Consultation Doubles Evening @ 7.30pm  5 point matches hopefully 3 rounds played in evening with any further round played Sunday. Players may only enter if not playing in other main events

Super Jackpot  Completion of Super Jackpot rounds which commenced on the Friday.

You may not enter Doubles if still in the Super Jackpot or Main event unless you have managed to complete your matches by 7pm Saturday (or can be organised on Sunday)

Sunday 7th January 2023


10.30 am continuation of both Main / Second Chance and Consolation rounds.

12.00 /1.30 pm Farewell to Brighton knockouts/ will commence with players added as losing in Consolation. There will be possible rebuys in second knockout

Hopefully all matches will be completed by 8 pm but could go on till later.

It would be great if players could hang around Sunday evening for a relaxing drink and maybe some Chouette after the event.



Located centrally in the south Laines of Brighton.

Entry Fees and Payout


Registration Fee

£45 Masters and £35 Intermediates



Warm up Entry £10 with optional side pools £10, £25, £50

Super Jackpot if enough interest for a draw of 8/16 (10% rake on entry)

Main Double Elimination

Intermediates £25 Entry (with optional side pools £10, £25 and £50)

Masters £50 Entry (with optional side pools £25, £50.£100 and £200)

You may enter as many side pools as you like. Side pools are paid out to the furthest progression in each level. 

Progressive Consolation.

Intermediate Side pools £10 and £20

Masters Side Pools £25 and £50

Main entry fee split:

80% main (Undefeated bonus 10%), 33% Winner, 18% Finalist 9% 3rd, 5% 4ths)

20% Consolation (10% Winner 5% Finalist. 2.5% Semis)

Consultation Doubles £50 per team with optional side pools £20 £50

Farewell Knockouts.

One First 32 players £200 added, Side pool £10 or £20

Two Remaining 32 players £100 added Side pools £10 or £20 (Rebuys £20)

(players attending just for Sunday can enter £20 entry fee)

Side pools. paid out 65/35% to those progressing furthest in events.

Win a board


There will be a Cocoon Travel-plus board to win during the main events for anyone that wants to enter an additional £5 board pool. The player to progress furthest in the main events who enters the pool will win the board.

There will also be a separate 3 point (32 player) knockouts with rebuys to win:

Cocoon Tournament board. Entry fee £10

A Gunduz Tournament pure wood board Entry fee £15

There may also be an Artgammon board on offer if the other two fill up

There maybe additional 32 player knockouts board events on demand