Swedish Open 2017
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"I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors, but I think that God's got a

sick sense of humor and when I die I expect to find Him laughing..."

"Depeche Mode"

SWEDISH OPEN 2017

THE BIRKA CRUISE

SPONSORS

 

 

HOW MUCH ?

 

Main Event CHAMPION

13p Matches, Single Elimination

450 EUR (4500 Sek)

incl. 75 EUR (750 Sek) registration fee

incl. one spot in "The Captain's Trophy"

*200 EUR (2000 Sek) optional sidepool

 

Main Event TALENT

11p Matches, Single Elimination

150 EUR (1500 Sek)

incl. 45 EUR (450 Sek) registration fee

incl. one spot in "The Captain's Trophy"

*50 EUR (500 Sek) optional sidepool

 

The Captain's Trophy

Re-Buy 20 EUR (200 Sek)

*One spot included in Main tournament

 

*Fee accepted in SEK or EUR

*All Swedish players have to be members

of The Swedish Backgammon Federation

CLOCK OPTIONS

 

Main Event

Clock Preference in CHAMP

Clock Option in TALENT

(both players have to agree)

2 minutes / Point, 12 seconds delay

 

Captain's Trophy

Clock OPTION (both players have to agree)

2 minutes / Point, 12 seconds delay

 

Super Jackpot

Clock Preference

2 minutes / Point, 12 seconds delay

 

Doubles

Clock OPTION (both players have to agree)

3 minutes / Point, 15 seconds delay

 

Speedgammon

Clock settings

2 minutes / Match, 10 seconds delay

 

*Tournament director may apply a Clock to a match at any point.

 

Please bring your own clock

WHEN ?

 

SEPTEMBER 8th - 10th

 

Boarding

September 8th, 17:00

We have "pre-boarding" thru our booking

 

Main Event

September 8th, 20:00

Start of Round 1

 

Award Ceremony

September 10th, 15:00

We disembark at 16:00

 

ROUGH TIMETABLE

 

*All Swedish players have to be members

of The Swedish Backgammon Federation

MAIN EVENT

 

Single Elimination

Champion - matches to 13p

 

Talent - matches to 11p

 

LIMITED TO 64 PLAYERS EACH FLIGHT

 

Part of your admission fee goes to one spot in the side event "The Captain's Trophy"

Depending on how far you advance in the main event, you end up further ahead in "The Captain's Trophy"

 

Clock OPTION (both players have to agree)

2 minutes / Point, 12 seconds delay

*Tournament direction may apply a Clock to a match at any point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All Swedish players have to be members

of The Swedish Backgammon Federation

WHERE ?

 

Stockholm, Sweden

 

Birka Cruises

WEBSITE (SWEDISH)

ADRESS : Stadsgårdsterminalen

DIRECTIONS

The tournament is played during 47 hours on board a Cruise ship

Questions in english about the cruise can be directed to Birka directly (information below) or to the tournament director.

 

Rooms

Prices per CABIN

From 10€/person

See below

 

Bookings

TEL : +46 8 702 72 00 / SALJ@BIRKA.SE

CALL or EMAIL to book,,Use reference :

GRUSOP

CAPTAIN'S TROPHY

 

No double elimination ?

Matches to 7p

Due to the limited time on board we have opted for single elimination in the main rounds.. Instead your fee includes one spot in this side event.

 

This tournament consists of 8 brackets, leading to 8 quarter finalists

 

If you lose in the first or second round of main you end up in a 32 player bracket of The Captain's Trophy

If you lose in the 3rd round, you go to a bracket of 16 players. Lose in the 4th round and you go to a bracket of 8.

The last 3 brackets will be 32 player brackets for re-buy at 20 EUR, if you lost again, until all the spots all sold

 

 

 

 

*All Swedish players have to be members

of The Swedish Backgammon Federation

 

SIDE EVENTS

 

Super Jackpot

250 EUR (2500 Sek)

incl. 25 EUR (250 Sek) registration fee

Limited to 16 players

 

Doubles

100 EUR (1000 Sek)

incl. 20 EUR (200 Sek) registration fee

Limited to 16 teams

 

Speedgammon (Re-Buy)

20 EUR (200 Sek)

incl. 2 EUR (20 Sek) registration fee

 

Jackpots

10 EUR (100 Sek), 5p Matches

50 EUR (500 Sek), 7p Matches

incl 1/8registration fee

8 Player jackpots, random draw

 

HOW TO SIGN UP ????

 

1. CHOOSE YOUR PREFENCE IN CABINS (BELOW)

WEBSITE (SWEDISH)

OBSERVE !! If you book a cabin, you may stay there by yourself, at the prices specified below, and if two people are sharing, just make sure everyone is registered with the cruise company. If you initially plan to stay alone and later decide to take in a friend in your cabin, call AGAIN and add the person to the reservation.. No extra cost. Price is fixed per cabin.

 

2. CHOOSE IF YOU WANT PREPAID MEALS (BELOW)

 

3. WANT TO SAVE MONEY, BECOME A MEMBER

For non-Swedes, they will help you with this when you call in your reservation !

 

4. CALL OR EMAIL TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE

TEL : +46 8 702 72 00 or SALJ@BIRKA.SE

BOOKING CODE "GRUSOP"

 

Cabin and food must be pre-paid to Birka and any cancellations must be done minumum 30 Days before the cruise

 

Make sure to have your membership number if you decided to get one

 

5. LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING

Which flight do you wish to attend ?

What's your membership number, if any ?

What's your reservation number for the cabin ? (as backup)

 

FOR MORE DETAILS, QUESTIONS OR TO ANNOUNCE YOUR ARRIVAL, PLEASE SEND ME A NOTE

PRE-ANNOUNCED PLAYERS

 

 

CHAMPION

 

1. WAYNE FELTON (UK)¤

2. THOMAS TENLAND (SE)¤

3. ROLAND SAHLÉN (SE)¤

4. KÅRE ARONSSON (SE)¤

5. BÖRJE SUNDBOM (SE)¤

6. ZHINA BERGSTRÖM (SE)¤

7. MYKE WIGNALL (UK)¤

8. PAUL BARWICK (UK)¤

9. JÖRGEN GRANSTEDT (SE)¤

10. KONRAD FRÖSCHL (SE)¤

11. HENRI VIRTA (SE)¤

12. PIA SEVELIN (SE)¤

13. BJÖRNAR KRISTOFFERSEN (SE)¤

14. SAMPO NISKANEN (FI)¤

15. OMID BADIEI (SE)¤

16. MÅRTEN HOWE (SE)¤

17. MARVIN KHATTAR (SE)¤

18. MARTIN BARKWILL (UK)¤

19. MANOUCHEHR PARCHAMI-ARAGHI (SE)¤

20. JALIL KIABI (SE)¤

21. CARTER MATTIG (US)¤

22. MICHIHITO KAGEYAMA (JP)

23. PAWEL BIELEWICZ (SE)¤

24. MIIKA LAPPALAINEN (FI)¤

25. TIMO VÄÄTÄINEN (FI)¤

26. AKIKO YAZAWA (JP)

27. JAMSHID IGHANI ARANI (SE)¤

28. TOMMY BERGGREN (SE)¤

29. PATRICK LINDEROTH (SE)¤

30. CONNY ERIKSSON (SE)¤

31. CLAUS ELKEN (DK)¤

32. MIKAEL LÖFBLAD (SE)¤

33. SVEN-OLAV NORÉN (SE)¤

34. JOHN DAHLBERG (SE)¤

35. FARZIN AARABI (IR)¤

36. JULIAN MINWALLA (UK)¤

37. ROSEY BENSLEY (UK)¤

38. ELIAS KRITIKOS (NO)¤

39. SEBASTIAN WILKINSON (UK)

40. ZELJKO MESAREK (CR)¤

41. MATT REKLAITIS (US)¤

42. SEAN CASEY (IR)¤

43. LAILA LEONHARDT (SE)¤

44. CHRISTIAN SÖRENSEN (NL)¤

45. MATS WESTIN (SE)¤

46. THOMAS RÖNN (SE)¤

47. JOHAN MOAZED(SE)¤

48. CYRUS VAFA(SE)¤

49. ROBERT LINDBOM(SE)¤

50. PETER NAGUIB(DE) ¤

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54.

55.

56.

57.

58

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60.

61.

62.

63.

64.

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¤ MARKED NAMES: CONFIRMED BOOKED CABINS

TALENT

 

1. MÅRTEN TUORDA (SE)¤

2. TONE KASPERSEN TUORDA (SE)¤

3. SIMO HUOVINEN (FI)¤

4. MATÉ FEHÉR (HU)¤

5. LINDA SJÖRIN (SE)¤

6. MARIE GUSTAFSSON (SE)¤

7. LENA SAHLÉN (SE)¤

8. INGRID SÖDERSTJÄRNA (SE)¤

9. ANNELIE SKOGLUND (SE)¤

10. SABRINA MILLING PETERSEN (DK)¤

11. ANITA MARHOLM (NO)¤

12. ZELJKA GRACIN (SE)¤

13. SARA UTKU (SE)¤

14. MIKAEL KELFVE (SE)¤

15. DAVID DENNIS (UK)

16. HELEN ANDERSSON (SE)

17. LIZ GRANSTEDT (SE)¤

18. GULLI MARHOLM (NO)¤

19. JOHAN NORBERG (SE)¤

20. PATRICK KIMARI (SE)¤

21. PELLE STENBERG (SE)

22. JOAKIM TENGSTRAND (SE)¤

23. CLAUS WEHNER KLAUSEN (DK)¤

24. STEFAN HÖRBING (SE)¤

25. HANNU HAKALA (SE)¤

26. MONICA HYTTMARK (SE)¤

27. BJÖRN RYE (SE)

28. PAUL GILBERTSON (UK)

29. MIKAEL NILSSON (SE)¤

30. MIKAEL VON BARGEN (SE)¤

31. JOHAN VEHMANEN (SE)¤

32. ANDREAS PERSSON (SE)¤

33. KRISTINE JENSEN (DK)¤

34. MAGNUS JOHANSSON (SE)¤

35. EMMA AXLING (SE)¤

36. DAVID ASPLUND (SE)¤

37. TOBIAS SCHÖN (SE)¤

38. EVA CASTENSSON (SE)¤

39. CHARLIE VICTOR (SE)

40. JOHNY ZOLO STEN(SE)¤

41. ANETTE MÄDJÉ(SE)¤

42. MICHAEL IRELAND(UK)¤

43. ELLE WÅGSTRÖM (SE)¤

44. THOMAS DELBÅGE(SE)¤

45. TOMAS HIETANEN (FI)¤

46. OLA HAMRING(SE)¤

47. MARCUS EKHOLM (SE)¤

48.

49.

50.

51.

52.

53.

54.

55.

56.

57.

58

59.

60.

61.

62.

63.

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Undecided which flight:

KATALIN VESZELI (HU)¤

RASOUL GHASEMI (SE)¤

RIKARDO MALLAS (E)

*ALL DETAILS WITH RESERVATIONS FOR MISPRINT OR POSSIBLE CHANGES BEFORE THE START OF THE EVENT

 

DRINKS

 

Thirsty ?

 

There is a bar just next to the playing area that will stay open until 01:00 and after that there are other bars, a bit further from the playing area, that will stay open even later

 

No less than NINE bars are available

Read more HERE (Swedish)

or HERE for English

CABINS

 

Prices per cabin/2 nights

 

ENGLISH / SWEDISH

 

 

CABIN ECONOMY (2/4 bed)

40 EUR / 400 SEK

 

SEAVIEW ECONOMY (4 bed)

55 EUR / 550 SEK

 

CABIN STANDARD (2/4 bed)

75 EUR / 750 SEK

 

SEAVIEW STANDARD (4 bed)

140 EUR / 1400 SEK

 

CABIN DESIGN (2 bed)

150 EUR / 1500 SEK

 

SEAVIEW COMFORT (2/4 bed)

160 EUR / 1600 SEK

 

SEAVIEW PREMIUM (2 bed)

260 EUR / 2600 SEK

 

SEAFRONT LUXURY (3 bed)

570 EUR / 5700 SEK (incl. breakfast)

 

SEAFRONT SUITE (2 bed)

1020 EUR / 10200 SEK (incl. breakfast)

 

SEAFRONT DUPLEX SUITE (2 bed)

1520 EUR ( 15200 SEK (incl. breakfast)

FOOD OPTIONS

 

Pre-order food ?

 

CRUISE MENU

33 EUR / 325 SEK

 

BUFFET

33 EUR / 325 SEK

 

BREAKFAST

10 EUR / 99 SEK

 

There are more food options onboard, not for pre-order,, pages only available in Swedish unfortunately

FOOD / DRINKS

 

DONT BOOK ANYTHING FOR SATURDAY EVENING. A BUFFET IS INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE

 

There is a discount for CLUB-MEMBERS, a free membership with lots of discounts and benefits.. Available to anyone but page only in Swedish

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

 

We will assist anyone who wants help to do this BEFORE you call in your reservation

 

 

 

SATURDAY BUFFET

 

Hungry ? FREE FOOD !

 

On the second day of our Cruise, at 18:00, we will have a buffet together

 

The buffet is included in your registration fee, both flights

If you are NOT in the main event, perhaps travelling with a partner who's playing, then let us know and we will sort out pre-booking of the buffet for you as well

 

The buffet contains meat, fish, cheese and deserts as well as drinks, wine, beer, soda, coffee and tea

 

 

DENMARK
IRAN

STOCKHOLM

 

Staying extra nights ?

 

Stockholm is a the capital of Sweden with lots of things to see. Below are some useful links..

 

 

VISIT STOCKHOLM

 

SL.SE

Bus and metro

 

FOTOGRAFISKA MUSEET

Photo exhibition and GREAT food

 

VASA MUSEET

See the sunken warship VASA and the BACKGAMMON they played onboard

 

SJÖPIREN

Why not visit Konrad Fröschl's nice restaurant, Sjöpiren

 

GLOBEN SKYVIEW

See Stockholm from above

 

SKANSEN

The World's first open air museum

SWEDEN
NETHERLANDS

GETTING THERE

 

Flying in ?

 

To get into Stockholm from Arlanda, Bromma, Skavsta or Västerås Airports..

SEE THIS PAGE

 

 

Once it is time to get to the ship, see the map above for the location

 

Nearest metro station is “SLUSSEN”, 3 minutes from Central Station

 

From "SLUSSEN" it is Another 10 minutes walk

 

The adress to the pier is

"Stadsgårdsterminalen"

 

BOARDS

 

As usual, we urge you bring your own board, however, if you are flying in you can leave your board at home.

 

Bring your own Dice, Cubes, Clocks, Scoreboards as you prefer

 

 

STREAMING

 

We aim to stream and record from two boards, the stream however depends on our internet Connection on board.

There is free wifi all over the ship but there MIGHT be gaps during the Cruise.

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US
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