Tournament Details

The table below contains all of the information you’ll need to take part in any of our Grand Prix 2023 tournaments.  The “Go To” link will take you to where you need to go for the tournament.  If it’s a “Signup” link, you’ll need to follow it through and join the tournament at that link in advance of the tournament starting.  If it’s a “Discord” link then it will take you to the Discord channel for the tournament.  Check the channel in advance as it is likely to contain information about how the tournament is going to work and join the channel approximately 15 minutes before the tournament is due to start, your organiser will direct you from Discord.  Some tournaments also have an “Info” link which will contain further information about the tournament not visible from the “Link“.

We are working through the details for each of the 100+ tournaments on our schedule and links will appear below as they are ready, please bear with us!

At the bottom of this page you’ll find a more detailed explanation of how to join tournaments on each of the platforms.  If you get stuck, please come and ask us in our Discord group.

Don’t forget to register for the MSO Grand Prix if you’ve not done so already!

 

Date Time (UTC+0) Tournament Category Premier Platform Go To Info
Wed 1 Feb 19:00 Frisian Draughts Draughts Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Wed 1 Feb 19:00 HORSE Poker Premier PokerStars Discord  
Wed 1 Feb 19:00 Lines of Action Abstract Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Thu 2 Feb 19:00 Atomic Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Thu 2 Feb 19:00 Gygès Abstract   BGA Signup  
Thu 2 Feb 19:00 Omaha Hi-Lo Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Thu 2 Feb 19:00 Sushi Go Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 4 Feb 11:00 Xiangqi Medley Abstract   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sat 4 Feb 14:30 Othello Medley Abstract   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sat 4 Feb 18:00 Antidraughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sat 4 Feb 21:30 Antichess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 5 Feb 14:15 7pt Backgammon Backgammon   BackgammonHub Signup Discord
Sun 5 Feb 14:30 Puerto Rico Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sun 5 Feb 14:30 Quarto Abstract   BGA Signup  
Sun 5 Feb 14:30 Welcome To Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sun 5 Feb 19:00 5 Card Draw Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Sun 5 Feb 19:00 Lost Cities Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Sun 5 Feb 19:00 Zertz Abstract   Boardspace.net Discord Info
Tue 7 Feb 19:00 Carcassonne Expansions Multiplayer Premier BGA Signup  
Tue 7 Feb 19:00 Chess (10+5) Chess Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Tue 7 Feb 19:00 Oware Abstract Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Wed 8 Feb 19:00 Dominion (Base) Imperfect Information   Dominion Discord  
Wed 8 Feb 19:00 Frysk! Draughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Wed 8 Feb 19:00 Santorini Abstract   BGA Signup  
Wed 8 Feb 19:00 Yahtzee Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 11 Feb 14:15 1pt Backgammon Backgammon   BackgammonHub Signup Discord
Sat 11 Feb 14:30 Hive (Base) Abstract   BGA Signup  
Sat 11 Feb 14:30 Stone Age (4 players) Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 11 Feb 19:00 6+ Hold’em Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Sat 11 Feb 19:00 Can’t Stop Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 11 Feb 19:00 Cephalopod Abstract   BGA Signup  
Sun 12 Feb 14:30 Great Western Trail Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sun 12 Feb 14:30 Number Drop Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Sun 12 Feb 14:30 Pente Abstract   Vint Join Info
Sun 12 Feb 14:30 Pool Draughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 12 Feb 15:00 Mental Calculations WC Qualifier Mental   TBC Signup Info
Sun 12 Feb 19:00 Horde Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 12 Feb 19:00 Jaipur Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Sun 12 Feb 19:00 Tumbleweed Abstract   BGA Signup  
Mon 13 Feb 19:00 7 Wonders Multiplayer Premier BGA Signup  
Mon 13 Feb 19:00 Headsup Omaha Poker Premier PokerStars Discord  
Mon 13 Feb 19:00 Othello Abstract Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 17 Feb 19:00 7 Wonders Duel (Base) Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Fri 17 Feb 19:00 Alhambra Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Fri 17 Feb 19:00 Brazilian Draughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 17 Feb 19:00 Hive (Expansions) Abstract   BGA Signup  
Sun 19 Feb 14:30 Terra Mystica Multiplayer Premier BGA Discord
Coming Soon
Sun 19 Feb 15:00 Kingdomino Imperfect Information Premier BGA Signup  
Sun 19 Feb 16:00 Chess Variants Medley Chess Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 24 Feb 19:00 Barenpark Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Fri 24 Feb 19:00 Chess 960 Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 24 Feb 19:00 Hex 14×14 Abstract   BGA Signup  
Fri 24 Feb 19:00 Nidavellir Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 25 Feb 09:00 Carcassonne AM Qualifier Imperfect Information   BGA Signup
Coming Soon
Sat 25 Feb 14:00 Go 19×19 Abstract   online-go.com Signup Info
Sat 25 Feb 14:15 Nackgammon Backgammon   BackgammonHub Signup Discord
Sat 25 Feb 14:30 Togyzkumalak Abstract   PlayStrategy
Coming Soon
 
Sat 25 Feb 14:30 Wingspan Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 25 Feb 19:00 Carcassonne PM Qualifier Imperfect Information   BGA Signup
Coming Soon
Sat 25 Feb 19:00 Headsup Hold’em Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Sun 26 Feb 11:00 Draughts Medley Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 26 Feb 12:00 Carcassonne Final Imperfect Information   BGA Discord
Coming Soon
Sun 26 Feb 15:00 Mental Calculations WC Semi Finals Mental   TBC Signup Info
Sun 26 Feb 15:45 Mancala Medley Abstract   PlayStrategy
Coming Soon
 
Sun 26 Feb 19:00 Chess Bullet Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 26 Feb 20:30 No-castling Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Mon 27 Feb 19:00 6 Card Omaha Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Mon 27 Feb 19:00 Fractal Abstract   BGA Signup  
Mon 27 Feb 19:00 Racing Kings Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Mon 27 Feb 19:00 Splendor Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Thu 2 Mar 19:00 Breakthrough Draughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Thu 2 Mar 19:00 Cacao Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Thu 2 Mar 19:00 Icebreaker Abstract   BGA Signup  
Thu 2 Mar 19:00 Lost Ruins of Arnak Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Fri 3 Mar 19:00 3pt Hyper Backgammon Backgammon Premier BackgammonHub Signup Discord
Fri 3 Mar 19:00 English Draughts Draughts Premier PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 3 Mar 19:00 Patchwork Abstract Premier BGA Signup  
Sat 4 Mar 11:00 Shogi Medley Abstract   PlayStrategy
Coming Soon
 
Sat 4 Mar 14:30 Lines of Action Medley Abstract   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sat 4 Mar 14:30 Tzolk’in Final Multiplayer   BGA Discord Info
Sat 4 Mar 18:00 Chess (3+2 Arena) Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sat 4 Mar 21:30 King of the Hill Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Mon 6 Mar 15:00 Mental Calculations WC Grand Final Mental   TBC Signup Info
Tue 7 Mar 19:00 6 Nimmt! Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Tue 7 Mar 19:00 Amazons Abstract   PlayStrategy
Coming Soon
 
Tue 7 Mar 19:00 Stone Age (2 players) Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Fri 10 Mar 19:00 2-7 Triple Draw Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Fri 10 Mar 19:00 Abalone Abstract   abal.online Discord  
Fri 10 Mar 19:00 Crazyhouse Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 10 Mar 19:00 Takenoko Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 11 Mar 14:30 Agricola Multiplayer Premier BGA Discord Info
Sat 11 Mar 15:00 Azul Imperfect Information Premier BGA Signup  
Sat 11 Mar 15:00 Texas Hold’em Poker Premier PokerStars Discord  
Sun 12 Mar 10:00 Shogi Abstract   PlayStrategy
Coming Soon
 
Sun 12 Mar 14:00 7 Wonders Duel (Agora) Final Imperfect Information   BGA Discord Info
Sun 12 Mar 14:00 Go 9×9 Abstract   online-go.com Signup Info
Sun 12 Mar 14:30 Castles of Burgundy Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sun 12 Mar 14:30 Entropy Imperfect Information   Vint Join Info
Sun 12 Mar 14:30 Gaia Project Final Multiplayer   BGA Discord Info
Sun 12 Mar 14:30 Russian Draughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 12 Mar 18:45 5pt Backgammon Backgammon   BackgammonHub Signup Discord
Sun 12 Mar 19:00 PlayStrategy Medley Abstract   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 12 Mar 19:00 Razz Poker   PokerStars Discord  

 

Date Time (UTC+0) Tournament Category Premier Platform Go To Info
Wed 11 Jan 19:00 7 Wonders Duel (Agora) Qualifier Imperfect Information   BGA Signup Info
Wed 11 Jan 19:00 Gaia Project Qualifier Multiplayer   BGA Discord Info
Wed 11 Jan 19:00 Tzolk’in Qualifier Multiplayer   BGA Discord Info
Fri 27 Jan 19:00 3-Check Chess Chess   PlayStrategy Signup  
Fri 27 Jan 19:00 7 Card Stud Poker   PokerStars Discord  
Fri 27 Jan 19:00 Circle of Life Abstract   BGA Signup  
Fri 27 Jan 19:00 Ticket To Ride Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sat 28 Jan 14:30 11pt Backgammon Backgammon Premier BackgammonHub Signup Discord
Sat 28 Jan 14:30 Catan Multiplayer Premier BGA Signup
Discord
Info
Sat 28 Jan 15:30 Dominion (Expansions) Imperfect Information Premier Dominion Discord Info
Sun 29 Jan 10:00 Xiangqi Abstract   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 29 Jan 14:30 Century: Spice Road Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sun 29 Jan 14:30 Gomoku Abstract   Vint Join Info
Sun 29 Jan 14:30 International Draughts Draughts   PlayStrategy Signup  
Sun 29 Jan 14:30 Marco Polo Multiplayer   BGA Signup  
Sun 29 Jan 19:00 Quoridor Abstract   BGA Signup  
Sun 29 Jan 19:00 Seasons Imperfect Information   BGA Signup  
Sun 29 Jan 19:00 Texas Hold’em (Open Freeroll) Poker   PokerStars Discord  

Platform Information

BoardGameArena BGA (Automated)

BoardGameArena (BGA) automated tournaments are easy to register and play in.  Follow the link in the table above to access the tournament homepage where you can see all of the details of the tournament format and the rules that have been selected.  From 24 hours before the tournament is due to start, visit this page and click “Register for this tournament” to sign-up.  At the tournament start time make sure you are logged into BGA and you’ll see an invite at the top of the screen inviting you to join your first match.  Click to join and play your game.  BGA will track all of the results and you can see the results of all tournament games and the overall standings via the tournament homepage.

We have a dedicated page with details about how the BGA tournament system works, rules on when you can timeout an opponent and explanations of how we will resolve any tiebreaks during BGA automated tournaments.

If you don’t have the 100 ELO BGA requires in order to register for a tournament, you can request an invitation by completing this short form (at least 2 hours before the tournament begins).  You’ll receive an email from BGA once we’ve sent your invite and you’ll then be able to register to the tournament.

PokerStars

All of our poker tournaments will be hosted by PokerStars. We will have one open tournament (Texas Holdem on Sunday 29th January), the remaining tournaments will all be conducted within our HomeGroup.

To join the HomeGroup open the PokerStars main lobby and click on the Home Games tab, followed by “Join a Poker Club”.  Enter the club ID number 4839431 and Invitation Code “msopoker“.  Once an administrator has approved your membership you’ll be able to join the tournaments within the group.  Please ensure you request to join the group at least 2 hours before the tournament is scheduled to begin and leave us a message on Discord to notify us, otherwise we cannot guarantee that it will be approved in time for you to play.

There is an entry fee of 20k play money chips (this is the lowest option we can select). If you are short on play money chips you can get more by clicking on the Cashier, go to the play money tab and you can collect 15k chips every 4 hours.

PlayStrategy

PlayStrategy (PS) tournaments are organised using PlayStrategy’s tournament system which will automatically assign pairings.  You’ll need to join the Mind Sports Olympiad team and then you can join the tournament using the link provided in the table above, or by searching for it in the MSO team tournament list on PlayStrategy.

PlayStrategy tournaments fall into two main categories: Swiss tournaments and Arena tournaments.  Many of the Arena tournaments are also Medley tournaments.  Click through to the respective links to find out more about each type.

BackgammonHub

Backgammon tournaments are organised using BackgammonHub’s tournament system from within our MSO club.  Sign up for each tournament you’d like to enter using the links in the table above.  Return to this page on the day of the tournament, check in will open 15 minutes before the published start time.  Do not be late, once the tournament has begun there is no way to join late!

For any questions that come up during the Backgammon tournaments we recommend contacting us via Discord in the Backgammon channel.

You’ll need to join the Mind Sports Olympiad team and then you can join the tournament using the link provided in the table above, or by searching for it in the MSO team tournament list on PlayStrategy.

PlayStrategy tournaments fall into two main categories: Swiss tournaments and Arena tournaments.  Many of the Arena tournaments are also Medley tournaments.  Click through to the respective links to find out more about each type.

Other Platforms

The four platforms already discussed will host the majority of Grand Prix tournaments, however we will be using some other platforms for select games.  These include Vint, Dominion.games, Boardspace.net, online-go.com and abal.online.  There is information about each of these next to the tournaments using them above, however if you find yourself stuck you can come and ask us in our Discord group for help.

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