46th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sheraton-Detroit Novi, Michigan

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

Michigan Summer ChampsJUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2021

June 30th: BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament #19
June 30th: Wednesday
Welcome Back Warm-Up
July 1st: Michigan Masters Jackpot

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$3,000 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 2022 Open)

GammonStuff.com has donated a handsome customized
FTH board for the 2021 Michigan Summer Open Champion.

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ALL PLAYERS & SPECTATORS MUST BE VACCINATED. Please bring your vaccination record to Novi.
Masks will not be required in the playing room.

The 2021 Michigan Summer brochure is available here: brochure.
You may
register online here: online registration.
Contact Director CJC at cjc@flintbg.com for more information.



46th MICHIGAN SUMMER BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

JUNE 30 - JULY 4, 2021

June 30 - Wednesday: BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament #19, 10:45 am
June 30 - Wednesday: Welcome Back Warm-Up, 7:00 pm

Book the Sheraton rooms online here:

SHERATON DETROIT-NOVI HOTEL

Novi, Michigan Phone: (248) 349-4000

(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.

Backgammon group rate: $109 single or double occupancy.

Contact CJC if you have any problems reserving a room.
Reserve by June 15th 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 (100% return)
(Clocks Preferred in the Open)

ABT Intermediate: $150 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $50 (100% return)

ABT Novice: $30 (100% return!) ~ Side Pool: $10 (100% return)

Players in the main ABT events must be USBGF members. Membership fees start at $10.

Michigan Masters: $500 (Starts Thursday 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

Wednesday: BMAB (USA) #19: $100 entry, clocked, recorded, analyzed
Wednesday: Welcome Back Warm-Up: $50, $30 or $20 entry fees

Thursday: Seniors Jackpot for age 55-up, $55 entry
Prince Barlow's Junior Jackpot for players under age 55, $55 entry
The Junior & Senior Jackpot champions 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 2022 Cherry Blossom.

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

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

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

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

Sunday Trophy Jackpots: $100 Open Jackpot or $50 Limited Jackpot
Sunday
Satellite for $5K KINGS event at Las Vegas Open in November
After Tournament Tournament: Sunday at 6:00 pm, $50 or $20


2021 MICHIGAN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FOR EARLY ARRIVALS:
WEDNESDAY,
June 30th, BMAB (USA) Ranking Tournament #19, at the Sheraton Novi.
10:45 am-7:00 pm. $100 entry fee. All matches clocked, recorded and analyzed.

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

THURSDAY, July 1, 2021

12:30 pm 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.
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.

FRIDAY, July 2, 2021

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 vs Veteran Player 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.

SATURDAY, July 3, 2021

9:30 am Lecture on "Exotic Scenarios: Trap Plays," by Ray Fogerlund, Michigan 2020 Champion.
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.

SUNDAY, July 4, 2021

11:00 am SEMIFINALS in all divisions.
12 Noon
SUNDAY TROPHY JACKPOTS: $100 Open, $50 Limited. Trophies donated by BackgammonElegance.com
1:00 pm FINALS in all divisions.
5:00 pm
$700 Satellite for the $5K KINGS event at the Las Vegas Open in November. 8 players, 15-point matches, directed by Rory Pascar.
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.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORMS are available here: brochure.
You may
register online here: online registration.

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

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

PRINCE BARLOW, Flint Junior Master
NATHANIEL FIELD in memory of his wife Judy
RORY PASCAR, Chicago Open Director
FRANK TALBOT, Michigan Master

Flint Area Backgammon Club