World Championship Entry Fee

Championship Division

€ 800 + 200 Reg Fee

Optional Side Pool

€ 250

Intermediate Division

€ 200 + 50 Reg Fee

Optional Side Pool

€ 100

Beginners Division

€ 100

Clocks are REQUIRED in the Championship Division at 2m/12s settings, and by mutual agreement in the Intermediate Division. Clocks are also required in the Monte Carlo Open Open Division, Super Jackpot, Doubles, & Speedgammon. Championship and Intermediate division side pools return 95%.

Proper dress is required -- "resort casual" is suggested. Smoking is prohibited in both Salle D'Or rooms I and II and Grand Prix rooms A and B.

World Championship Registration Fee

Championship Division Registered Players

Fee includes Opening Cocktail Party and Awards Presentation Cocktail Party

€ 200

Intermediate Division Registered Players

Fee includes Opening Cocktail Party and Awards Presentation Cocktail Party

€ 150

Social Guests

Fee includes Opening Cocktail Party and Awards Presentation Cocktail Party

€ 100

Players Not Registered in Main Event

Any player not registered in the Championship or Intermediate Division of the World Championship will be required to pay a registration fee. This fee must be remitted by players playing in side events only and/or those participating in money games.

€ 200

Tournament Registration

Tournament Registration will take place Monday, July 25th from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All prizes will be given at the Awards Presentation on Sunday, July 31st at 8:00 PM in the Salle D'Or Rooms. Minimum age for entry into all events is 18.


The Organizer reserves the right, without prejudice to refuse application to attend the tournament to anyone and / or to refuse access to the premises where play is being held.

2022 Tournament Dates & Venue

Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo Open & Satellites

Saturday, July 23rd - Monday, July 25th

Backgammon World Championship & Side Events

Monday, July 25th - Sunday, July 31st

Fairmont Monte Carlo

12, Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco 98000

World Champion 2021 Masayuki "Mochy" Mochizuki (Japan)
World Champion 2019 Eli Roymi (Israel)
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)