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Aussie High Roller Update--Save the date

Posted By: Phil Simborg
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018, at 4:46 a.m.

Save the Date: The P40/Simborg Aussie Invitational

WHEN: January 20-27th, 2019

WHERE: Melbourne, Australia

WHAT: A week of chouettes, PaskoGammon, Tennis, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Table Tennis and a 2-day High Roller tournament on the 23rd and 24th.

MAIN EVENT: P40/Simborg Aussie Invitational: $A5,000 (about $3750 US) entry fee. Winner will receive at least half the prize pool which will make this one of the larger payouts in the world. There will be chouettes of all levels, night and day, at a private home available to all participants. WHO: Your hosts will be Phil Simborg and a highly professional staff, and Ralph Burd will handle local organization and lend his beautiful home for chouettes and special events.

ALSO: The Aussie Millions Poker main event runs from January 15th and finishes February 4th and our main event will not conflict with the main poker events.

ALSO: The Australian Open Tennis is going on at the same time and we can get you tickets to any session you like. The finals will be on the 27th and we will have a special viewing and backgammon party.

ALSO: If you want to stay and sightsee and continue playing backgammon, we will host a Superbowl party on February 4th (February 3rd in the US) along with more backgammon at Ralph’s.

FEES: An administrative fee will be charged to cover hospitality, expenses, and special prizes, but there will be no rake from the entry fees. The tournament organizer will make NO MONEY on this event. All fees will go to cover expenses such as venue hire, tables, chairs, staff, etc.

SPONSORSHIP: P40 Boards is sponsoring the event and will provide two very customized boards to go to the winners. There will be a dozen other P40 boards to play on that can be purchased or we will run special side events for the boards.

MORE FUN: There will be side pools, buy-backs (depending on the number of entrants), streaming and recording for those who want it, and plenty of time to sightsee and enjoy other activities. And of course, chouettes and interlocking chouettes for all interested.

EVEN MORE FUN AND LODGING: The Crown Casino, host of the Aussie Millions, provides a complete offering of casino games, and we have special prices for rooms for those who want to stay there. In addition, we have special rates at a lovely, lower-priced hotel nearby.

REGISTRATION: This is an invitational tournament and we are closing at 64 entrants. We already have over 40 who have asked us to save them a spot. If you would like to preregister and take priority once registration opens on August 27th please email Phil Simborg at pjsimborg@gmail.com. Phil will then send you more details to confirm your registration. We will also provide you with hotel information and advice on reserving tennis tickets.

PRIVATE EVENT: This is a private, invitational only event. Our goal is to make this the most fun week of backgammon you will ever have, and this will happen because of a fantastic venue, great staff, and great people in attendance.

SOUTH PACIFIC BACKGAMMON COMMUNITY: We invite the entire South Pacific backgammon community to participate with us. Ralph Burd will be back in Australia August 3rd and would love to talk with all interested in supporting and/or participating. Please email Ralph at ralphburd@me.com.



Phil and Ralph


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