Play 65, a pretty cool online backgammon room is running online qualifier for the 1st Cyprus Backgammon Open, an invitational only EBGT event that comes to replace the traditional City of Venice Backgammon, which closed operation last year, after 20 years of international tournaments.
Play65 Cyprus qualifiers will take place Nov.12- 13 at 8:00 PM GMT, and would offer three full prize packages that include €500 entry to the tournament, flight and accommodation.
The Cyprus Backgammon Open is scheduled to November 26-29, 2009 at the Golden Tulip Hotel & Casino in Nikosia, and it is organized by the World Backgammon Association.
Play65 has added new backgammon tournaments on November 2009 including “Ladies First”, a €500 tourney with free entry to women, and “Lucky Strike”, three consecutive tournaments with $1 entry fee and prizes ranging from $100 to $150, with only two winners: 75% of the prize pool is given to the winner and 25% to the runner up.
Check it out. I am.
I’ll let you know how I did next time.