49th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sheraton Detroit Novi, Michigan

100% Return of Entry Fees in All Three Main Divisions!

Michigan Summer ChampsJULY 3-7, 2024
(Wednesday - Sunday)

July 3rd: BMAB Player's Cup Backgammon
July 3rd: Wednesday
Welcome Back Warm-Up
July 3rd: Wednesday Super Jackpot Early Start
July 4th: Thursday
Michigan Masters Jackpot
July 4th: Thursday
Michigan Amateur Jackpot
July 4th: Thursday
Super Jackpot Last Start

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$3,000+ in Added Prizes:
Women's World of Backgammon FIREWORKS CUP ($1,300 Value Added)
JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ (
$1,000 Added Money)
TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREE ROLL ($400 Added Money)
GammonStuff: FTH board for the Open Champion ($800 Value Added)

GammonGuys.com has also offered a luxury Artgammon board for the Summer Championships.

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NEWS FLASH:
After more than 40 years as Director of the Michigan Summer Championships,
Carol Joy Cole will retire after directing this year's tournament.
We invite you to come celebrate with her in Novi!

The 2024 Michigan Summer brochure will soon be available online.
Online registration will be offered by March 1st.

Contact Director CJC at cjc@flintbg.com for more information.



49th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

JULY 3-7, 2024
Wednesday - Sunday

Book Sheraton rooms by phone here: 1-248-349-4000
or click on this online link to the Sheraton Detroit Novi

(Backgammon group rate expires June 17th: $112 single or $122 double.)

SHERATON DETROIT NOVI HOTEL

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(The Sheraton is 25 minutes north of Detroit Metro Airport / DTW)
21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, Michigan 48375,
located off I-275 at 8 Mile Road, Exit 167.

The hotel is visible from the freeway.

Contact CJC if you have any problems reserving a room.

OPTIONAL RIDES FROM DTW AIRPORT TO HOTEL:
Lyft service from Julius High: $35 (plus tips).
Call or text him at 913-608-0048, or email juliushigh@aol.com

FREE PARKING at the Sheraton Hotel.



MAIN ABT EVENT ENTRY FEES
100% return of all Side Pools

Double-Elimination format with Progressive Consolation:

ABT Open: $300 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $100 (100% return)
(Clocks required in the Open at 2 minutes, 12 seconds)
ABT/Hospitality fees: $60

ABT Intermediate: $150 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $50 (100% return)
(Clocks preferred in the Intermediate at 2 minutes, 15 seconds)
ABT/Hospitality fees: $50

ABT Limited: $30 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $10 (100% return)
Special trophy in memory of
Christa Solovey donated by Mike Clapsadle.
ABT/Hospitality fees: $30

Players in the 3 main ABT events must be USBGF members. Membership fees start at $5.

SIDE EVENTS

July 3 - Wednesday: BMAB Player's Cup Tournament, 10:45 am
$150 entry + $70 registration & transcription fees.

NEW! July 3 - Wednesday: $1,000 Super Jackpot, 7:00 pm, First Start Time

July 3 - Wednesday: Welcome Warm-Up, 7:00 pm, $50, $30 or $20 entry fees

July 4 - Michigan Masters: $500 (One start time: Thursday at 1:00 pm)
Masters Side Pool: $200 (100% return) (Clocks required)

July 4 - NEW! Amateur Jackpot: $200 (One start time: Thursday at 1:00 pm)
Amateur Side Pool: $100 (100% return) (Clocks required)

July 4 - Emil Mortuk Memorial Seniors Jackpot for age 55-up, $55 continuous entries
Prince Barlow's Junior Jackpot for players under age 55, $55 continuous entries

Judy Field Memorial BLITZ ($1,000 Added Money): $30 continuous entries.
Win a bracket of 8 to earn $100 and qualify for the Playoffs on Saturday night.

NEW! July 4 - Thursday: $1,000 Super Jackpot, 7:00 pm, Last Start Time

7:00 pm Thursday Open Doubles: $200 per team ~ Side Pool: $100 (Clocks required)
7:30 pm Thursday
Limited Doubles: $100 per team ~ Side Pool: $50 (Clocks required)

(If you want to play in both the Super Jackpot and Thursday Doubles,
you must play the First Start Super Jackpot on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm.)

7:30 pm Thursday: Michigan Summer Freeze-Out: $30 entry fee, limited to 32 entries.

Friday: Frank Talbot's Newcomer Free Roll ($400 Added Money by Frank).

Saturday: Judy Field Memorial BLITZ ($1,000 Added Money) Playoffs

Saturday: Greg Merriman Firecrackers: $200 Open or $100 Limited Firecracker.

Sunday: Women's World of Backgammon FIREWORKS CUP, $50 entry,
$500 Added Money + custom tournament board for the winner.

NEW! Sunday: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: $50 entry fee, 100% return.
Anyone who ever cashed in the Michigan Summer OPEN Division is eligible to play.

Sunday: Elegance Trophy Jackpots: $100 Open Jackpot or $50 Limited Jackpot.

After Tournament Tournament: Monday at 6:00 pm, $50 or $20 entry fees.


2024 MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FOR EARLY ARRIVALS:

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2024

10:45 am-7:00 pm BMAB Player's Cup Tournament, at the Sheraton Novi. $150 entry + $70 registration
& transcription fees. All matches clocked & recorded.

7:00 pm NEW! $1,000 SUPER JACKPOT. (First start.) 95% return, 13-points, $300 Side Pool, 100% return.

7:00 pm WELCOME BACK WARM-UP. Three sections: $50, $30 & $20 entry fee, plus Side Pools.

THURSDAY, July 4, 2024

11:30 am Registration opens.
1:00 pm MICHIGAN MASTERS begins. (This is the only Starting Time for the Masters.)
1:00 pm NEW! AMATEUR JACKPOT begins.
1:30 pm
JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ: $30 entry. Qualifiers win $100; $1,000 Added Money.
2:00 pm
EMIL MORTUK MEMORIAL SENIORS: age 55-up, continuous entries @ $55.
2:00 pm
Prince Barlow's JUNIOR JACKPOT: age under 55, continuous entries @ $55.
5:00 pm Hospitality Happy Hour: With Love from Detroit.
7:00 pm NEW! $1,000 SUPER JACKPOT. (2nd start time.)
7:00 pm
OPEN DOUBLES begins; clocks required.
7:30 pm
LIMITED DOUBLES begins; clocks required.
7:30 pm
SUMMER FREEZE-OUT: $30 entry, limited to 32 players, continuous entries.

FRIDAY, July 5, 2024

9:00 am - 10:00 am Final registration.
9:30 am -
Free Lecture
10:30 am Drawing for door prizes.

11:00 am Calcutta Auction.
12:30 pm
Main Tournament Play begins: Open & Intermediate.
1:00 pm
Limited Division starts.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner break.
7:00 pm Play resumes: all divisions.
7:30 pm
Frank Talbot's NEWCOMER FREE ROLL. $400 Added Money, 1-point matches.
8:00 pm Judy's BLITZ resumes. $30 entry. Each qualifier in a group of 8 wins $100.

SATURDAY, July 6, 2024

11:00 am Play resumes: all events, Consolation begins.
12:30 pm Side events resume, including Seniors, Juniors, Talbot Free Roll, BLITZ qualifying.
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner break. Play resumes: all events.
7:00 pm
JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ Playoffs begin.
8:00 pm
Greg Merriman's FIRECRACKER JACKPOTS: $200 Open or $100 Limited.

SUNDAY, July 7, 2024

11:00 am SEMIFINALS in all divisions.
11:30 am
Women's World of Backgammon FIREWORKS CUP, $50 entry, $500 Added Money +
Artgammon Custom Tournament Board for the winner.

12:00 Noon - NEW! TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS for anyone who ever cashed in the OPEN
Division of the Summer Championships. $50 entry,
100% return, guaranteed two matches.
1:00 pm
SUNDAY JACKPOTS: $100 Open, $50 Limited. Trophies by BackgammonElegance.com.
2:00 pm FINALS in all events.
6:00 pm AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT. $50 Open or $20 Limited entry, Side Pools.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORMS will soon be available.
Online registration coming soon.

CJC's home phone: (810) 232-9731 or e-mail: cjc@flintbg.com
CJC's cell phone (810) 516-1138 during the tournament, Thursday-Monday.

Please send a $50 deposit* by Tuesday, June 18th to:

Carol Joy Cole
Flint Area Backgammon Club
3719 Greenbrook Lane
Flint, MI 48507-1400

Or send PayPal to me as "a friend" at cjc@flintbg.com

*Foreign players may pre-register by mail or e-mail without sending a deposit.


Sponsored by

gammonstuff.com

BackgammonElegance.com

gammonguys.com

womensworldofbackgammon.com

PRINCE BARLOW, Flint Junior Master
MIKE CLAPSADLE in memory of Christa Solovey
NATHANIEL FIELD in memory of his wife Judy
GREG MERRIMAN, Flint Club Champion
AKEMI OTA in memory of her husband Emil Mortuk
ROBERT STOLLER, Backgammon Historian
FRANK TALBOT, Michigan Master

Flint Area Backgammon Club