3rd Humlebaek Open, Denmark 23-24 September 2000

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Daniel Murphy

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Sep 13, 2000, 3:00:00 AM9/13/00
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Humlebaek Backgammon Klub invites you to attend our Third Humlebæk
Open, September 23-24 2000.

15,000 Danish crowns added prize money

In anticipation of a bigger turnout than last year (when we had 62 in
the open flight and 131 overall, including 5 players from Germany, 2
from Sweden and 1 from the Netherlands), we've reserved a larger and
more comfortable space at the same site this year.

LOCATION

Baunebjerg Skolen
Humlebæk, Denmark

Humlebaek is 40 minutes by train and 20 by automobile north of
Copenhagen. Baunebjerg School is about a 10-minute walk from the
Humlebaek train station. From Humlebæk Station or from the Helsingoer
Motorvej, follow Fredensborgvej to Baunebjergvej.

PROGRAM

Saturday:
9.30-11:30 Morning buffet and late registration
12:00 Start Open, Intermediate, Beginner
17:00 2,000 DKK Super Jackpot
Sunday:
12:00 Tournament Continues
Blitz Tournament w/rebuys
ca. 21:45 Prizegiving

ENTRY FEE, REGISTRATION, FORMAT

Open Flight:
Cup with Progressive Consolation
Entry fee 700 DKK, registration 100 DKK
12,000 DKK added

Intermediate Flight:
Max. DBgF rating 1100
Monrad qualifier followed by Cup with Progressive Consolation
Entry fee 400 DKK, registration 100 DKK
2,000 DKK added

Beginner Flight:
Max. DBgF rating 1010
Monrad -- all players guaranteed 11 7-point matches
Entry fee 100 DKK, registration 100 DKK

Super Jackpot:
Entry fee 2,000 DKK, registration 100 DKK

Blitz:
First entry 25 DKK, rebuys permitted
1,000 DKK added

Day of tournament registration 50 DKK extra (waived for nonresidents
of Denmark). Registration fee includes morning buffet on Saturday.

TOURNAMENT LEADERS

Daniel Murphy, Kim Schmidt, Anne Dahlin

PREVIOUS WINNERS

1999 Morten Kaspersen
1998 Anders Nielander

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

There are no hotels in Humlebaek but there are hotels in nearby
Fredensborg and Helsingor, and bed-and-breakfast in Humlebaek. Contact
Humlebæk Turistinformation tlf. +45 4919 1401, or tournament leaders
for assistance with accommodations.

DBgF membership required for Danish residents in Open and Intermediate
flights. Membership can be acquired at the tournament.

INFORMATION

Daniel Murphy, rac...@best.com
Humlebaek Backgammon Klub, in...@hbgk.dk

SPONSORS
Støtteforeningen "Spille-rummet" Bjergegade 29D, Helsingor
Bodega Nr. 7, Humlebæk Centret, Humlebæk

Humlebæk Backgammon Klub is an approved club under the Danish
Backgammon Federation. See our website at www.hbgk.dk.

Robert-Jan Veldhuizen

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Sep 13, 2000, 3:00:00 AM9/13/00
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On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 18:46:16 GMT, rac...@best.com (Daniel Murphy)
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[about the Humblebaek Open]

>Monrad qualifier

Can you explain what this is?

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Robert-Jan/Zorba

Daniel Murphy

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Sep 14, 2000, 12:18:04 AM9/14/00
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On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 22:29:06 +0200, Robert-Jan Veldhuizen
<rjv...@iname.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 18:46:16 GMT, rac...@best.com (Daniel Murphy)
>wrote:

>>Monrad qualifier

Monrad -- A Monrad format pairs winners vs. winners and losers vs.
losers. The better known name "Swiss" system is a variation of this
format, but the Swiss system has rather specific rules for pairings.
Most "Swiss" system backgammon tournaments are actually -- are often
called -- modified Swiss systems. In any case, in Denmark we call such
tournaments monrad and we here all know what we mean.

qualifier -- Results from a number of monrad rounds determine
placement in the next phase, usually a cup format (either knockout or
with consolation).

At the 3rd Humlebaek Open, the Intermediate flight will have 6 monrad
rounds on Saturday. Winners of 4 or more rounds go to the final on
Sunday. Others go to consolation. The final is progressive, meaning
that losers will also "devance" to consolation.

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