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2013-2014 USBGF National Internet Championship

Posted By: Joe Russell
Date: Monday, 16 December 2013, at 8:18 a.m.

2013-2014 USBGF National Internet Championship!

The U.S. Backgammon Federation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013-2014 USBGF National Internet Championship. This free entry tournament for all USBGF members – including Premium, Youth, and Basic members and both U.S. and international members – is one of the biggest and most exciting online tournaments. Please register and follow the action at the Online Circuit section of our website. The tournament is co-directed by Joe Russell joe@usbgf.org and Tara Mendicino tara@usbgf.org.

Tournament details may be found on the USBGF Online Circuit. Some key features:

All matches will be played on GridGammon. Nicknames will be arranged through a special service free of charge to USBGF members who are not already registered at GridGammon. If you do not have a GridGammon nickname, please complete our GridGammon New Account Request form at usbgf.org/trny/gg-acct/. Both Windows and Macintosh clients are available.

Play begins December 15, 2013 on a rolling basis with brackets of 8 players. Registration for all Divisions will close with sufficient time to allow for all Divisional Playoffs to start on or before April 1, subject to Director’s discretion.

The number of brackets will depend on number of interested entrants. It is anticipated that there will be 8 Intermediate brackets of 8 players each (including one re-entry for those who lose); 16 Advanced brackets; and 32 Championship brackets. The tournament directors reserve the right to cap the number of brackets prior to the deadline noted above.

Entry is free to all USBGF members (Premium, Youth, Basic). Both national and international members may participate.

Each player gets two chances to qualify and may qualify twice. After qualifying rounds end, the single-elimination playoffs will begin.

There will be three Divisions: Intermediate, Advanced, and Championship.

This year the Division will be based on players’ USBGF online Elo rating at the time of registration. Players with a USBGF Online Tournament Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 or below will enter the Intermediate Division, players with an Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 will enter the Advanced Division, and players with an Elo rating of 1650.00 or above will enter the Championship Division.

The Championship Division consists of the best two of three 11 point matches in the opening rounds. The Advanced Division is the best two of three 9 point matches in the opening rounds. The Intermediate Division is the best two of three 7 point matches in the opening rounds. Match lengths will be increased by two points in the semi-final round and by four points in the final round (i.e. to 13 and 15 points in the Championship Division respectively, to 11 and 13 in the Advanced Division, and to 9 and 11 points in the Intermediate Division).

Recognition certificates will be awarded to:

The top four winners for each Division (Intermediate, Advanced, Championship)

All winners will be noted on the USBGF website Hall of Fame, USBGF Facebook page, and will be interviewed for an article in PrimeTime Backgammon Magazine.

The top two Championship winners will receive a qualifying spot in the 2014 USBGF National Championship to be held in conjunction with the 2014 Carolina Invitational in Charlotte, NC Labor Day weekend, bypassing the qualifying brackets of 8.

The top two U.S. Championship winners will receive places on the U.S. team in the IBC IV, co-sponsored by the U.S. Backgammon Federation.

The tournament directors reserve the right to make modifications to the tournament design as well as the right to exclude participation with no reason required.

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