2021 Australian Backgammon Championships
to be held upstairs at the
Diggers and Sports Club
Level 1, 9 Beach Road,
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland
4•5•6 February 2022
The 2021 Australian Backgammon Open
The 2021 Australian Backgammon Masters
The high rollers tournament, not for the faint-hearted. After a day of backgammon in the Open and Speed, those with stamina, fortitude and deep pockets will get the Australian Masters under way.
Top 4 will cash, 1st and 2nd will also receive trophies.
The 2021 Australian Speedgammon Championship
|COVID - Double vax and check-in will be required. From the venue management: "Every patron that enters the premises will need to check in using the QLD Check In App, as well as provide proof of vaccination to our reception staff."|
Friday 4th February 2022
Saturday 5th February 2022
Sunday 6th February 2022
Format, Venue, Travel and Accommodation
Points and clock settings
The Diggers Sports Club is at Level 1, 9 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217. Reception is on the first floor and we will be playing upstairs in the Coral Sea Room and Anzac Deck. There is an escalator to Reception and a lift as well as stairs upstairs to the playing area. Please consider joining the club when you first arrive – this will speed up entry to the club and of course give you food and drink discounts throughout the weekend. The playing area and adjacent courtyard is exclusively ours for the weekend from 4PM Friday to 7PM Sunday.
Travel by air
Surfers Paradise is on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The closest airport is Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta (OOL). Buses, taxis or Ubers will transfer you between the airport and your accommodation. If you have to fly to Brisbane (BNE) Airport, there is a train service direct to the Gold Coast but it takes a couple of hours and you will need to transfer to the Gold Coast tram service at Helensvale if you are staying in Surfers or anywhere on the coast.
Travel by road
From the north, take the M1 Exit 66 (Smith St Motorway) all the way to the Gold Coast Highway and head south to Surfers Paradise.
From the south, take the M1 Exit 87 (Southport Burleigh Rd) which becomes Bundall Rd then Ferry Rd. Turn right onto Thomas Drive towards Surfers.
The Diggers Sports Club is right opposite the Bruce Bishop public car park. If you only enter and exit once per day, the cost is $5. Full rates here: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/bruce-bishop-car-park-22661.html
Should the Bruce Bishop be full, the Paradise Centre Car Park (in the same street as the Diggers) is a good option but for cheap rates, you have to book in advance online via https://secureaspot.secureparking.com.au/
This is the heart of Surfers Paradise so there is plenty of choice within easy walking distance. We strongly recommend that you arrange your stay with a Free Cancellation option, just in case. The Novotel, Mantra and Beachcomber have been the choice of backgammoners in our recent events.
Shop around, there are always good deals to be had.