5pt Blitz Backgammon

Single elimination (knockout tournament) where the winner of each round is the first to win 5 points (a doubling die is used). Bronstein timing – 1 mins per player + 4 secs per move. Crawford rule is used, however Jacoby Rule, Beavers and Automatic Doubling are not used. All games will be played on BG Studio Heroes 3 – HTTPS://HEROES3.BACKGAMMONSTUDIO.COM/ – note that the URL is slightly different to the normal Heroes web server.

Please provide your BG Studio Heroes username when registering. Please ensure that you have played at least 5 practice games on BG Studio Heroes to be familiar with the platform and eligible to participate. All of the 2021 MSO Backgammon tournaments are being run by the World Backgammon Federation.

You will need to register for the tournament in BG Studio Heroes as well. Tournaments will be added a few hours before the event starts. To find the event go to Heroes and select Tournaments, then in the section below select “Open”. You will then find a list of open tournaments, one of which will say MSO and the date/time – e.g. “MSO 5pt Blitz 25.August 7:30pm”. You can then select that and register.

The player with the top 5 Pentamind scores from all of the Backgammon events will be crowned the 2021 MSO Backgammon Champion. £100 for 1st, £50 for 2nd, and £25 for 3rd.

  • event_id: BA5B


Aug 25 2021


7:30 pm - 11:30 pm