The following invitation was sent out to all backgammon Federation and Organization heads. If you are attending the upcoming 38th Backgammon World Championships in Monte Carlo and are interested in participating in this event, make sure to let your Federation head know!
Dear Backgammon Federation and Organization Heads,
On behalf of the IPATT Group, I am contacting you in regard to the 2013 Monte Carlo World Federation Cup to be held during the 38th Monte Carlo World Championships this August.
The Monte Carlo World Federation Cup allows your Federation or Organization to be represented in Monte Carlo and compete for the title.
Tournament Format and Qualification Procedure:
Each participating Federation and/or Organization is allowed a maximum of 4 player representatives.
Participating Federations and Organizations may run one (or more) Satellites to play down to their 4 designated representative(s) who will take part in the World Federation Cup, OR they may simply select their representative(s) by any method of their choice. Satellite formats may be at the discretion of the Federation and Organization Heads.
Federations and Organizations must submit their respective player representatives to Antoinette-Marie Williams via email at email@example.com no later than Thursday, August 1st, 2013 to be included in this event.
Federation and Organization Eligibility: Should a formal backgammon Federation exist within your country, they will be responsible for designating and submitting their player representatives. Players are encouraged to please contact their respective Federations to make them aware of this event. Those players residing in countries without formal Federations are asked to please contact Tara Mendicino at firstname.lastname@example.org in regard to all questions of eligibility and participation.
Monte Carlo World Federation Cup Format:
Entry Fee: 100 Euros per player
Prize Pool: The 2013 World Federation Cup Trophy and 90% of the overall prize pot
Prize Distribution: 70% to the Winner and 30% to the Finalist
Format: Early round matches will be 9 points, single-elimination. The Final round will be 11 points.
Start Date: Thursday, August 6th at 10:30 PM
Please do not hesitate to contact me or Antoinette-Marie Williams should you have any questions or need further information.
Additional details concerning the 2013 Monte Carlo World Federation Cup and 38th Monte Carlo World Championship can be found on our website at http://www.bwcmc.com
Thank you for your interest in the 38th Monte Carlo Backgammon World Championship and we hope to see you in August!
Tara Mendicino for the IPATT Group