47th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sheraton-Detroit Novi, Michigan

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

Michigan Summer ChampsJUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2022
(Thursday - Monday)

June 30th: BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament
June 30th: Thursday
Welcome Back Warm-Up
July 1st, Friday:
Michigan Masters Jackpot

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$4,000 in Added Prizes:
JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ ($1,000 Added Money)
USBGF National Championship Qualifier (
$500 Added Money)
TALBOT'S NEWCOMER FREE ROLL (
$400 Added Money)
INTERMEDIATE WINNER ($270 Free Entry to 2023 Open)
WOMEN IN BACKGAMMON Fireworks Cup (
$1,000 Added Money)
GammonStuff.com has donated a beautiful customized
FTH board for the 2022 Michigan Summer Open Champion.
GammonGuys.com has offered a luxury Artgammon board for a Michigan Challenge tournament.

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ALL PLAYERS & SPECTATORS MUST BE VACCINATED. Please show us your vax record.
We had hoped to relax Covid protocols by July. We regret it is not likely in time for Novi.

The 2022 Michigan Summer brochure/entry form is available here.
Online registration is available with this form.
Contact Director CJC at cjc@flintbg.com for more information.



47th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2022
Thursday - Monday

Directed by Carol Joy Cole & Ben Friesen

June 30 - Thursday: BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament, 10:45 am
June 30 - Thursday: Welcome Back Warm-Up, 7:00 pm

Book the Sheraton rooms online by June 8th here:

SHERATON DETROIT-NOVI HOTEL

After June 8th, call 1-800-MARRIOTT (1-800-627-7468) for reservations.
Use the Code MICHIGAN BACKGAMMON for the group.
You may also call the Novi Sheraton
Front Desk at 1-248-349-4000.

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Personal LYFT service from our Atlanta friend, Julius High, for $30.
Call or text Julius at 913-608-0048 for pick-up at Detroit Metro Airport.
His email: juliushigh@aol.com

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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.
Reserve by June 8th to insure getting the room of your choice.

Free parking at the Sheraton Hotel.



MAIN EVENT ENTRY FEES
100% return of all Side Pools

Double-Elimination format with Progressive Consolation:

ABT Open: $270 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $100 ~ $30 ABT/Hospitality fees
(Clocks required in the Open)

ABT Intermediate: $150 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $50 ~ $30 ABT/Hospitality fees

ABT Limited: $30 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $10 ~ $20 ABT/Hospitality fees
Special trophy in memory of
Christa Solovey donated by Mike Clapsadle.

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

Michigan Masters: $500 (Starts Friday at 1:30 pm or 7:00 pm) (Clocks required)
Masters Side Pool: $200 (100% return)

Doubles: $200 per team ~ Side Pool: $100 (Clocks required)

(If you want to play in both the Masters and the Doubles, you must play the Masters at 1:30 pm.)

OTHER SIDE EVENTS

Thursday: BMAB (USA) #24: $100 entry, clocked, recorded, analyzed
Thursday: Welcome Back Warm-Up: $50, $30 or $20 entry fees

Friday: Seniors Jackpot for age 55-up, $55 entry
Prince Barlow's Junior Jackpot for players under age 55, $55 entry
The Junior & Senior Jackpot winners will play for
$500 Added Money
& a trophy as they qualify for the USBGF National Championship.
$5,000 will be added to the National event at the April 2023 Cherry Blossom.

Friday: Women's Fireworks Cup: First start, $50 entry fee.
$600 Added Prize Money from WomeninBackgammon.com.

Friday: Open Doubles: $200 entry fee, limited to 32 teams
Friday: Michigan Summer Freeze-Out: $30 entry fee, limited to 32

Judy Field Memorial BLITZ ($1,000 Added Money): $30 entry fee

Frank Talbot's Newcomer Free Roll ($400 Added)
Detroit DMP Quickies: $20 Open and $10 Limited entries

Sunday Firecrackers: $200 Open Jackpot or $100 Limited Jackpot

Monday Trophy Jackpots: $100 Open Jackpot or $50 Limited Jackpot

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


2022 MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FOR EARLY ARRIVALS:
THURSDAY,
June 30th, BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament, at the Sheraton Novi.
10:45 am-7:00 pm. $100 entry fee. All matches clocked, recorded and analyzed.

THURSDAY June 30th, 7:00 pm, WELCOME BACK WARM-UP at the Sheraton.
Three sections: $50, $30 & $20 entry fee, plus optional Side Pools.

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022

12:00 Noon: Registration opens.
1:30 pm MICHIGAN MASTERS begins. (1st start time.)
1:30 pm
JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ: $30 entry. Qualifiers win $100; $1,000 Added Money.
2:00 pm
SENIORS JACKPOT: age 55-up, continuous entries @ $55.
2:00 pm
Prince Barlow's JUNIOR JACKPOT: age under 55, continuous entries @ $55.
3:00 pm
Women's Fireworks Cup, (1st start time.) $50 entry fee; $600 Added Prize Money.
5:00 pm Hospitality Hour.
7:00 pm MICHIGAN MASTERS. (2nd start time.)
7:00 pm
OPEN DOUBLES begins; clocks required.
8:30 pm
SUMMER FREEZE-OUT @ $30, trophy event, limited to 32 players.

SATURDAY, July 2, 2022

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

11:00 am Calcutta Auction.
12:30 pm Main Tournament Play begins: all divisions.
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, 2-point matches.
8:00 pm Judy's BLITZ resumes. $30 entry. Each qualifier in a group of 8 wins $100.

SUNDAY, July 3, 2022

9:30 am Free Lecture by BMAB Grandmaster Gerry Tansey of St. Louis:
"The Fearless Leader: Doubling When Ahead in a Match."

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 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner break.
7:00 pm Play resumes: all events.
7:00 pm
JUDY FIELD MEMORIAL BLITZ Playoffs begin.
8:00 pm
FIRECRACKER JACKPOTS: $200 Open Jackpot or $100 Limited Jackpot.

MONDAY, July 4, 2022

11:00 am SEMIFINALS in all divisions.
12 Noon:
MONDAY TROPHY JACKPOTS: $100 Open, $50 Limited. Trophies donated by BackgammonElegance.com
1:00 pm FINALS in all divisions.
2:00 pm
Women's Fireworks Cup, (2nd start time if needed.) $50 entry fee.
6:00 pm AFTER TOURNAMENT TOURNAMENT. $50 or $20 Limited entry, Side Pools.

Throughout the weekend:

~ Detroit DMP Quickies, $20 Open entry fee or $10 Limited entry fee.

The TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM is available here.
You can
register online here with this link.

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.

To avoid late fees, send a $50 deposit* by June 17th 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

WomeninBackgammon.com

gammonstuff.com

BackgammonElegance.com

gammonguys.com

PRINCE BARLOW, Flint Junior Master
NATHANIEL FIELD in memory of his wife Judy
GREG MERRIMAN, Flint Club Champion
FRANK TALBOT, Michigan Master
DAVID TODD, Michigan Master

Flint Area Backgammon Club