Ohio State Backgammon Club


                                                                       26th Annual Ohio State Backgammon Championships

                                                                                The People - Friendly Tournament !

                                This is a USBGF-ABT Sanctioned event that will be held at The Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel

                                                                                      March 19th - 22nd, 2020

                                        If you would like to get an entry form. Or more information on this upcoming tournament.                                      Please send an e-mail to osbc@neo.rr.com and you will receive a response as soon as possible. The tournament will be held at the          Airport Cleveland Marriott

4277 West 150th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Online go to the link below for registration at a special rate for our event

The hotel is only three miles from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Complimentary Airport Transportation & Shuttle service within a five mile radius of hotel.       

The Hotel Accommodations: Single & Double Rooms will be only $99.00 + tax.

 Call 1-800-627-7468 for reservations by March 3rd. If all the rooms allotted for the special backgammon rate are gone when you call. Please dial the hotel direct at (216)-(252)-(5333) for additional rooms. Please mention the Backgammon Tournament rate of $99.00 for a single or double room.




***** For possible extra rooms, while they are available after March 17th.  ****

 ** Clock use not required **
May be used if both players agree,
Or if deemed necessary by Director

     ** New Thursday event**

     ** Leap Year Knockout**

    12:00 -- Registration

      1:00 -- Play starts

     ** 4 Player Knock Outs**

Pre -Tournament Warm-up Event

Thursday Evening , March 19th, 2020

6:30--- Registration

7:00—Play starts


Tournament Schedule

Friday, March 20th, 2020

12:45PM—-Registration Opens.

2:00PM-- Blitzes & Quickies start.

5:00PM -- Hospitality

7:00PM-- Ohio Masters start.

7:30PM-- Amateur Jackpot start.

7:30PM— Doubles event starts.

10:00PM---FINAL  REGISTRATION for the Open & Advanced Division will close.

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

9:00AM-- Lecture by Phil Simborg

11:00AM--Calcutta Auction with Auctioneer,

                        Phil Simborg.

12:30PM--Play begins: all divisions.***************

5:00PM--2-hr dinner break.

7:15PM--Play resumes in all divisions, including all Micro Blitz events.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

11:00AM--Play resumes in all divisions.

2:00PM--Finals in all divisions. (approx.)



Entry fee for Thursday night pre-tourney warm-up event $25.00

Entry fee for Ohio State Masters event $300.00

Entry fee for the Amateur Jackpot event $100.00

Entry Fee Open Division $250.00 

Entry Fee Advanced Division $150.00

Entry Fee Novice Division $40.00

Friday Doubles Event $160.00 per team.

Minimum Deposit required $20.00 for the main event.

Minimum Deposit for the Ohio State Masters is $50.00.

Minimum Deposit for the Amateur Jackpot is $25.00.

 Blitz Events $30.00 entry fee 4 player knock outs. Playoffs on Sunday.

           Click here for a entry form      

Please make your deposit check payable to                Joseph Miller

 Mail it by March 10th  to

 861 Stanwood Avenue Akron, Oh 44314

Call 330-268-4610 if you have any questions. Ask for Joseph Miller, Tournament Director