Jackpots
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Jackpots & Side Events

Qualifiers for the Championship Division

€ 175 & 350

Starting at 1:00 PM Monday, July 29th. 8-player & 4-player Qualifiers for entry into the Championship Division.

Jackpots

€ 20, 50, 100, & 200

Starting at 1:00 PM Monday, July 29th running throughout the week. 8-player knockout format. 85% return. 5 & 7 point matches.

Magriel Memorial Super Seniors

€ 200

Starting at 10:00 PM Sunday, July 28th with continuous entries throughout the week. 85% return. 7 point matches. 50 years of age or older.

Doubles Tournament

€ 500 Per Team

Starting at 10:00 PM Sunday, July 28th. Single-elimination. 85% return. 5 & 7 point matches.

Super Jackpot

€ 1.500

Starting at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 31st with continuous entries throughout the week. 92% return. 11 point matches.

Speedgammon Tournament

€ 150

Starting at 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 31st with continuous entries throughout the week. Single-elimination. 5-point matches. Clocks required at 2 minutes total bank time, 10-second delay. 85% return.

Ladies Tournament

€ 200

Starting at 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 31st. Single-elimination. 85% return. 5 point matches. 1st place pays 70% and 2nd place pays 30%. A beautiful watch will be awarded by BELAIR to the winner of this event.

Beginners Jackpot

€ 50

Starting at 1:00 PM Friday, August 2nd. Single-elimination. Match points to be announced. 85% return.

Juniors Tournament

Free Entry

Starting at 4:00 PM Friday, August 2nd. Single-elimination. Match points to be announced.

Belair Team Tournament

€ 150 Per Team

Starting at 3:00 PM Saturday, August 3rd. 3-Player Teams. 85% return. € 150 optional side pool with 95% return. Beautiful watches will be awarded by BELAIR to the winning team.

Calcutta Auction

Share in the profits when your favorite player wins by buying them in the Calcutta Auction. All players in the Championship Division will be included. 90% return. Number of places paid will be announced at the tournament.


Monte Carlo Warm-Up Tournament

Saturday, July 27th

Monte Carlo Warm-Up Tournament Registration

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saturday, July 27th

Monte Carlo Warm-Up Tournament Begins

3:00 PM Saturday, July 27th

Entry & Registration Fee

€ 170 + € 30

The tournament format is single elimination with a progressive consolation. Rounds will be 9 points with an 11 point final in the Main, and 7 points with a 9 point final in the Consolation. Optional € 50 and € 100 side pools will offered and € 200 jackpots will be ongoing. 100% return in the main tournament and 85% return in the jackpots. All side pools pay at 95% return.


Monte Carlo Open

Sunday, July 28th - Monday, July 29th

Monte Carlo Open Tournament Registration

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Sunday, July 28th

Monte Carlo Open Tournament Begins

4:00 PM Sunday, July 28th

Open Division Entry & Registration Fee

€ 500 + € 50

Open Division Optional Side Pool

€ 100

Intermediate Division Entry & Registration Fee

€ 200 + € 50

Intermediate Division Optional Side Pool

€ 50

The tournament includes both Main and Consolation flights. 100% total return in both Divisions, split 70% to the Main Flight and 30% to the Consolation Flight. All side pools pay at 95% return.


Super Pro-Am Doubles After-Tournament

Monday, August 5th - Tuesday, August 6th

Super Pro-Am Doubles After-Tournament Registration

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monday, August 5th

Super Pro-Am Doubles After-Tournament Begins

2:00 PM Monday, August 5th

Entry & Registration Fee

€ 2500 + € 200 per team

The tournament format is single elimination. All rounds will be 15 points. 100% return.


2019 Tournament Dates & Venue

Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo Warm-Up Tournament

Saturday, July 27th

Monte Carlo Open

Sunday, July 28th - Monday, July 29th

Backgammon World Championship

Tuesday, July 30th - Sunday, August 4th

Super Pro-Am Doubles After-Tournament

Monday, August 5th - Tuesday, August 6th

Fairmont Monte Carlo

12, Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco 98000


World Champion 2018 Akiko Yazawa (Japan)
World Champion 2017 Didier Assaraf (France)
World Champion 2016 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 2015 Ali Cihangir Cetinel (Turkey)
World Champion 2014 Akiko Yazawa (Japan)
World Champion 2013 Vyacheslav Pryadkin (Ukraine)
World Champion 2012 Nevzat Dogan (Denmark)
World Champion 2011 Takumitsu Suzuki (Japan)
World Champion 2010 Lars "Buster" Bentzon (Denmark)
World Champion 2009 Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki (Japan)
World Champion 2008 Lars Trabolt (Denmark)
World Champion 2007 Jorge Pan (Argentina)
World Champion 2006 Philip Vischjager (Netherlands)
World Champion 2005 Dennis Carlston (USA)
World Champion 2004 Peter Hallberg (Denmark)
World Champion 2003 Jon Røyset (Norway)
World Champion 2002 Mads Andersen (Denmark)
World Champion 2001 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 2000 Katie Scalamandre (USA)
World Champion 1999 Jörgen Granstedt (Sweden)
World Champion 1998 Michael Meyburg (Germany)
World Champion 1997 Jerry Grandell (Sweden)
World Champion 1996 David Nahmad (Italy)
World Champion 1995 David Ben Zion (Israel)
World Champion 1994 Frank Frigo (USA)
World Champion 1993 Peter Jes Thomsen (Denmark)
World Champion 1992 Ion Ressu (Switzerland)
World Champion 1991 Michael Meyburg (Germany)
World Champion 1990 Hal Heinrich (Canada)
World Champion 1989 Joseph Russell (USA)
World Champion 1988 Phillip Marmorstein (Germany)
World Champion 1987 William Robertie (USA)
World Champion 1986 Clement Palacci (Italy)
World Champion 1985 Charles-Henri Sabet (Switzerland)
World Champion 1984 Michael Svobodny (USA)
World Champion 1983 William Robertie (USA)
World Champion 1982 Jacques Michel (Switzerland)
World Champion 1981 Lee Genud (USA)
World Champion 1980 Walter Coratella (Mexico)
World Champion 1979 Luigi Villa (Italy)
World Champion 1978 Richard de Surmont (France)
World Champion 1977 Jean Noel Grinda (France)
World Champion 1976 Joe Dwek (UK)