In remembrance to Martin Birkhahn
The tournament is organized in remembrance to Martin Birkhahn. In february Martin died of cancer as as a joung man. Martins family commited us his backgammon-estate with the requirement to use it reasonable. With this tournament the estate, comprising 26 books and magazins, two boards, one clock and equipment to record matches, will be distributed as material prices. Furthermore only participants of this tournament are entitled to buy Martins Gammoner-Board by auction. The income from entryfees and auction - less disbursements for mail-order - will be completely donated to Deutsche Krebshilfe e. V. (German Institut for medical care of cancer sufferer and cancer research).
This tournament is open to all players regardless of their nationality or main residence. All information are in English and German language. Participants outside Europe should be account to play at European times. Registration is possible until 11.06.2017 via the registration page on this website. Unless specified otherwise the tournament rules for EBIF Germany applies.
The tournament is open for participants of all classes.
The entry fee is 15 Euro. The entry fee has to be paid to the tournamentdirection. Further details will be provided in our email with the registration confirmation.
The income from entryfees and auction - less disbursements for mail-order - will be completely donated to Deutsche Krebshilfe e. V.
In order of their ranking the 30 bestplaced participants choose one item from the remaining estate (see list below), which he will be sent. The tournamentdirector will write to this participants in sequence.
Where to play
In general matches have to be played at GridGammon. Participants without an account at GridGammon may ask for registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Format for tournament
All matches have to be played in triple-KO-format to 11 matchpoints. Detailed information about this format you can find here. In addition to the format the Buchholz-Rating will be used as first Tiebreaker to get unique placement. In case of a unique placement after using the tiebreaker the decision will made by direct comparion, than by lottery.
Format for the auction
The Gammoner-Board will purchased in a dutch auction. The auction will start with the tournament and an amount of 1.000 Euro. Each day the amount will be reduced by 5 Euro. The current amount will be shown in the NEWS of EBIF Germany. With an email to the tournamentdirection the board will be purchased to the first bidder. The bid has to be paid in 3 days to the tournamentdirction. Otherwise the bid is invalid an the next bidder will be asked.
The tournament will start a few days after registration closing. For the simultaneously played rounds 1 to 3 there will be a minimum of 4 weeks, for the subsequent rounds there will be a minimum of 2 weeks to play your matches. The duration of the tournament will depend on the number of participants.
Please e-mail your questions to the tournament direction.
Gammoner-Board incl. precision- and doublingcubes as shown
Material prices for the tournament
Backgammon-Board 1 incl. cubes as shown
Backgammon-Board 2 incl. cubes as shown
Clock Excalibur Game Time as shown
Equiment to record live-matches as shown
26 books and magazins as shown in the table below
|No.||year of publicaton||Author||Titel||Pages||Language||Kind of book||Condition|
|1||1974||Bruce Becker||Backgammon for Blood||176||english||Paperback||o|
|2||1991||Bill Robertie||Advanced Backgammon Vol. 1 and 2||272/270||english||Paperback||o|
|3||1992-1993||Harald Johanni||Das Backgammonmagazin (8 Magazines)||8 x 80||german||Heft||o|
|4||1993||Kit Woolsey||How to Play Tournament Backgammon||50||english||Softcover broadsheet||o|
|5||1995||Jon Tremaine||The Amazing Book of Backgammon||125||english||Hardcover||o|
|6||1998||John Leet||Winning Backgammon||128||english||Paperback||+|
|7||2000 (1st ed. 1981)||Robert Norton||Hoyle on Backgammon||57||english||Hardcover, tabloid||+|
|8||2000 (1st ed. 1981)||Robert Norton||Hoyle on Backgammon||57||english||Hardcover, tabloid||+|
|9||2000||Kit Woolsey||New Ideas in Backgammon||336||english||Paperback||o|
|10||2000||Bill Robertie||501 Essential Backgammon Problems||384||english||Paperback||o|
|11||2001||Norm Wiggins||Boards, Blots and Double Shots||136||english||Ringbindung||o|
|12||2001||Jeremy Bagai||Classic Backgammon Revisited||199||english||Paperback||o|
|13||2001||Bill Robertie||Modern Backgammon||361||english||Paperback||-|
|14||2002||Chris Bray||What Colour is the Wind||243||english||Ringbindung||o|
|15||2002||Kit Woolsey||The Backgammon Encyclopedia Vol. 1||124||english||Softcover broadsheet||o|
|16||2004||Walter Trice||Backgammon Boot Camp||339||english||Paperback||+|
|17||2005||Marty Storer||The Matches of Malcolm Davis Vol. 1 and 2||187/243||english||Softcover broadsheet||+|
|18||2007||Chris Bray||Backgammon to Win||176||english||Paperback||o|
|19||2007||Byron Jacobs et al.||How to Win at Chess and Backgammon||216||english||Paperback||o|
|20||2008 (1st ed. 1998)||Chris Bray||An Independent View||139||english||Softcover broadsheet||o|
|21||2008||Dario de Toffoli||Il Grande Libro del Backgammon||520||italian||Paperback||+|
|22||2010||Chris Bray||Wind Assisted||217||english||Softcover broadsheet||+|
|23||2013 (1st ed. 1976)||Paul Magriel||Backgammon||498||german||Hardcover||+|
|24||2013||Ongun and Güray Alsaç||Playing Doublets||153||english||Paperback||+|
|25||2013||Ryuichi Shina||Cube Action 1000 Vol. 1 to 3||336/336/337||english/japanese (barely text)||Paperback||+|
|26||2014||Bob Wachtel||In the Game Until the End Vol. 2||112||english||Softcover broadsheet||+|