Vlissingen Blitz Masters International Backgammon Tournament, January 14-15, 2023

Wrapping up the Vlissingen Blitz Masters International Backgammon Tournament that took place January 14-15, 2023, in the Fletcher Hotel, Vlissingen (NL).

10 different nationalities were present.

Live stream replays and final with XG analysis and commentary by Michel Lamote

Live stream of the final between Christian Sørensen (left) and Bert Van Kerckhove (right), by Robin Bilderbeek (standing), aka Rain. Video with XG analysis and commentary by Michel Lamote

Final between Christian Sørensen (left) and Bert Van Kerckhove, with XG analysis and commentary by Michel Lamote: https://youtu.be/z4djhgNDtFM

Recording, transcription, and editing: Robin Bilderbeek, aka Rain.

Masters Tournament

The playing room in the Fletcher Hotel (Vlissingen) during the Masters tournament on January 14-15, 2023.

53 participants

  • Winner: Christian Sørensen (Netherlands)
  • Finalist: Bert Van Kerckhove (Belgium)
  • Semifinalists: Peter van Rooij (Netherlands), Jürgen Schettler (Germany)
  • Quarterfinalists: Pim van Haastert (Netherlands), Ed Baars (Netherlands), Rogier van Gemert (Netherlands), Claudia Göhnert (Netherlands)

Consulting doubles

  • Winners: Marcel Büker & Marcus Reinhard (Germany)
  • Finalists: Sander Weysters & Maurits Pino (Netherlands)

Speedgammon

  • Winner: Pierre Viau (France)
  • 2nd place: Ray Joenoes (Netherlands)
  • 3rd place: Arthur Wright (United Kingdom)
  • 4th place: Michel Lamote (Belgium)

Many thanks to:

I hope to see all of you in 2024 at the weekend of January 13-14.

Tournament director Paulus van Rooijen

Sneak preview of some ideas:

  • a Master group (maximum 32 players) and an Amateur group (maximum 24 players)
  • Program for both groups:
    • Day 1: Qualification 5 rounds Swiss system (9 points)
    • Day 2: [a] Playoff of best 8 (11 points) or [b] Consulting Doubles / Speedgammon for who is eliminated from [a] or [b]

Kind regards,

— Paulus van Rooijen

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