Breezy Brighton Open

This is a mixed level event combining Masters and Intermediates into the same draw, however for fairness the side pools will be split into Basic and Gold so that weaker players are able to play with, but not simply financing the elite players.


All players are guaranteed to play at least four matches on Saturday.

Prize draw for all those who complete the questionnaire

Brighton Breezy Open

The Old Ship Hotel


Breezy Brighton was held in January 2022 in place of the usually Brighton Breezy, this was to be a one off event to keep Michael Cranes event in the UK Schedule. Michael has now decided that he is going to retire from tournament directing and has asked me to continue his long standing good work.

I am proud to announce that Breezy Brighton will again be held in January 2023. The Dorothy Lee “Dice Fairy” memorial trophy will be annually awarded to the winner.

The event in 2022 had 60 players competing, hopefully in 2023 we can get this back closer to the hay day numbers in excess of 100.

The event will again be held at The Old Ship Hotel and have arranged for discounted room rates use code: BRBR130123

1 Night @ £100   ]    Double occupancy

2 Nights @ 160   ]   £10 per night extra

3 Nights @ £225  ]   Tel: 01273 329001

Friday 13th January 2023

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 starts following welcome speech at 7 pm, will be a 5/6 round (Swiss with 2 lives) 5 point matches. Three rounds to be played in the evening and any further rounds over the rest of the weekend. Limited to 64 players = 6 rounds

The undefeated player will win 40% 20% to second place and 30% shared between those on 4 wins.

Super Jackpot  to commence at same time as warm-up, 11 point matches. Entry fee £200 (5% 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 14th 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 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. For the first 64 players to lose in the consolation will be an additional knockout “The Pier Trophy” with £200 added prize money.

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.

Sunday 15th January 2023

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

11.00 am Farewell to Brighton / last chance will commence with players added as losing in Consolation. There will be possible rebuys in first three rounds.

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 – £40*

*£5 discount offered on future registration for Brighton Summer Open 2023 in August if attending both events.


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

Super Jackpot if enough interest for a draw of 8/16 (5% rake on entry)

Main Double Elimination

Basic Entry £25

Intermediates with optional side pools £10, £25 and £50

Masters with optional side pools £20, £50 and £100

You may enter one or two adjacent side pools only in either Intermediate or Masters Pools. This event is mixed Intermediate and Master levels. Side pools are separate and paid out to the furthest progression in each level for fairness to the non-elite. 

Progressive Consolation. With Side pools £10, £20 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)

Pier Trophy £200 added prize fund

Consultation Doubles £40 per team with optional side pool £40

Farewell Knockout. £200 added, Side pool £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 Tournament board to win during the main event for anyone that wants to enter an additional £5 board pool. The player to progress furthest in the main event who enters the pool will win the board.

There will also be a separate 3 point (32 player) knockout to win a Gunduz painted wood board from Turkey. Entry fee £15 (£5 Side pool to upgrade to a Pure wood model)

There maybe additional 32 player knockouts board events on demand