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Queensland Backgammon

invites all backgammon players to the

2022 Australian Backgammon Championships

to be held upstairs at the

Diggers and Sports Club

Level 1, 9 Beach Road,

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland


11•12•13 November 2022


The 2022 Australian Backgammon Open

  • $50 entry + optional $50 and $100 side pools
  • The 2022 Australian Backgammon Masters

  • $250 entry Round 1, $500 entry Round 2 (+ FREE Open entry)
  • The 2022 Australian Speedgammon Championship

  • $50 entry
  • The 2022 Australian Doubles Tournament

    Sunday Tournament

  • $20 entry, $20 optional side pool plus free re-entry until field is full

  • Important Information

  • All entry fees to be paid in cash on the day unless paid prior (NO EFTPOS sorry).
  • Please bring your own board (and clock) if you can. No boards with hard (ie noisy) surfaces please!
  • All tournament matches will be entered into the ANZBGF ratings system.
  • All tournament matches will be played using ANZBGF Rules. All players should familiarise themselves with the rules here. Hard copies will be available at the tournament.
  • Clocks are mandatory in Speedgammon, Masters and Doubles tournaments, optional in Open and Sunday tournaments.
  • $15 registration fee, waived for ANZBGF members.
  • 100% of entry fees returned as cash prizes.
  • See below for schedule and format details.
  • To register interest, please fill out the online Registration Form or email Simon Woodhead.

  • Schedule

    Friday 11th November 2022

    Saturday 12th November 2022

    Sunday 13th November 2022

    Format, Venue, Travel and Accommodation

    Link to map


  • All tournaments are single elimination, limited rebuys will be available until field is full.
  • Doubles teams must pre-register and be available to play starting 2PM Friday.
  • No Open/Speed rebuys on Friday night; players may rebuy on Saturday if space permits.
  • Sunday Tournament is open to all players who have not cashed in the Open, Masters or Speed tournaments.
  • Points and clock settings

  • Open Rounds 1/2: 7 point matches, clocks preferred.
  • Masters Rounds 1/2: 11 points, clocks at 2 minutes plus 1 minute per point, 12 second delay.
  • Speedgammon: 7 point matches, clocks at 3 minutes total with 10 second delay.
  • Doubles Tournament: 9 point matches, clocks at 18 minutes, 30 second delay.
  • Sunday Tournament: 5 point matches, 7 point final, clocks optional.
  • Venue

    The Diggers and 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.

    Diggers website

    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 and Sports Club is right opposite the Bruce Bishop public car park. If you only enter and exit once per day, the cost is $15 or you can get an unlimited entry/exit 3-day pass for $32. Full rates here: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/Services/Roads-transport-parking/Parking/Council-carparks/Bruce-Bishop-Carpark


    This is the heart of Surfers Paradise so there is plenty of choice within easy walking distance. 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.

    If you need help or have any questions, please contact us. If you're on Facebook, we're here:

    Simon Woodhead 0419 201 727 simon@bglog.org


    Steve Roberts 0402 863 825 steve_roberts64@hotmail.com

    We thank and acknowledge our sponsors and supporters who help us put on this event for the benefit of all backgammon players: