Our tournaments include a Main Flight and a Consolation Flight, guaranteeing everyone who enters at least two 5-point matches. Time constraints don’t allow for a progressive consolation format, so only first-round losers go to the Consolation Flight. Odd numbers in any round will leave some players without an opponent that round. They will receive byes, but a bye doesn’t count as a won match. Players with byes might have a bit of a wait, but will still be guaranteed two matches.
Entry fee $6, with $1 going toward club expenses and the remainder awarded to the winners: 50% to 1st, 25% to 2nd, and 25% to Consolation winner. If only 6 players enter, we will use a double-elimination format, with 75% to 1st and 25% to 2nd. (Tournaments will not be conducted with less than 6 players.)
We run our tournaments according to the American Backgammon Tour’s US Rules.
Our leaderboard awards the first-place winner 0.1 times the number of players entered; second-place and consolation winner 0.05 points times the number of players entered. Every player wins 1 point for each Main Flight match won, 0.8 points for each Consolation Flight match won, plus 1 point for each tournament entered.