Swedish Open 2018
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"Depeche Mode"

SWEDISH OPEN 2018

27 - 30 september

ABOUT THE CRUISE

 

The cruise will take us from Stockholm to Mariehamn (Finland) where we dock for a couple of hours before heading back to Stockholm. You wil be able to go ashore, if you are a morning person.

We will do this trip THREE times

 

The usual traveller disembarks in Stockholm, but we stay on and go again

 

However the reservations are done per trip and you will get THREE reservation codes

One for each trip

 

 

CABINS

 

Prices per cabin/3 nights

 

There are plenty of choices of cabins, we have pre-selected two, for your convenience. If you wish to have cheaper or more luxurious cabins, click the bed Icon to reach Birkas page, available only in Swedish

Cabins are priced per room, not per passenger, if you are 4 passengers sharing you can go as cheap as 10€ each, per trip

 

CABIN STANDARD (1 - 4 passengers)

1125 Sek (~112 Euros)

 

SEAVIEW COMFORT (1 - 4 passengers)

2400 SEK (~240 Euros)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD OPTIONS

 

There are several food options onboard, Pages only available in Swedish but you will get the gist of it, there is something for everyone, you will not need to go hungry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY BUFFET

 

Hungry ? "FREE" FOOD !

 

On the third day of our Cruise, at 19:30, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

MAIN EVENT

 

Main Event CHAMPION

13p Matches, Single Elimination

450 EUR, incl. 80 EUR registration fee

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

*200 EUR optional sidepool

 

Main Event TALENT

11p Matches, Single Elimination

150 EUR, incl. 50 EUR registration fee

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

*50 EUR optional sidepool

 

The Captain's Trophy

7p Matches, Re-Buy option

25 EUR, incl. 5 EUR registration fee

*One spot included in Main tournament

 

*Fee accepted in EURO only, for main event

 

No double elimination ?

 

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

 

Matches to 7p

 

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 25 EUR, if you lost again, until all the spots all sold

 

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SIDE EVENTS

 

Super Jackpot

13p Matches, Single Elimination

250 EUR, incl. 25 EUR registration fee

Limited to 32 players

 

Doubles

7p Matches, Single Elimination

100 EUR (1000 Sek)

incl. 20 EUR (200 Sek) registration fee

Limited to 32 teams

 

Speedgammon (Re-Buy)

5p Matches, Single Elimination

30 EUR (300 Sek)

incl. 5 EUR (50 Sek) registration fee

Limited to 64 players

 

Jackpots

5-7p Matches

10-100 EUR (100-1000 Sek)

incl 1/8 registration fee

8 Player jackpots, random draw

 

M Gammon 1 Pointers

1p Matches

10 EUR (100 Sek)

Winner gets a M Gammon board

Limited to 64 players

 

Side-by-Side BG

5p Matches

50 EUR (500 Sek)

Winner gets a Side-by-Side board

Limited to 16 players

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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DISTRIBUTIONS

 

Main Event Winner 50%

Main Event Finalist 30%

Main Event Semifinalist 10%

 

Captains Trophy Winner 50%

Captains Trophy Finalist 30%

Captains Trophy Semifinalist 10%

 

Doubles Winners 70%

Doubles Finalist 30%

 

Speed Winner 50%

Speed Finalist 30%

Speed Semifinalist 10%

 

Super Jackpot Winner 100%

 

 

READY TO SIGN UP ?

 

Main event Champ and Talent are both limited to 64 players each. Sign up to reserve your spot.

Cabins are obviously limited onboard, even though its more than 150 - 200 of each of the most common ones.

To ease the process of reservations we made a form to fill out, the form, when submitted, is sent to Jesper@dubbel5.se (tournament director) and then sent on to Birka for the final booking/payment.

 

 

THE TEAM

 

TD - Jesper Carlsson

Team - Maté Fehér

Team - Carina Andersson

Maté Fehér
Jesper Carlsson
Carina Andersson

DATES & LOGISTICS

 

WHEN ?

 

SEPTEMBER 27th - 30th

 

Boarding

September 27th, 16:00

We have "pre-boarding" thru our booking

 

Registration

September 27th, 17:00-19:00

 

Calcutta Auction

Opening Speech

September 27th, 19:00

 

Main Event

September 27th, 20:00

Start of Round 1

 

Award Ceremony

September 30th, 13:00

We disembark at 14:00

 

TIMEPLAN HERE

 

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WHERE ?

 

Stockholm, Sweden

 

Birka Cruises

WEBSITE (SWEDISH)

ADRESS : Stadsgårdsterminalen

DIRECTIONS

The tournament is played on board a

Cruise ship taking us between Stockholm and Mariehamn, Finland

 

Rooms

Prices per CABIN and per trip

Observe that we are doing 3 trips

From 10€/person

See "ABOUT THE CRUISE"

 

Reservations

Fill out form BOOK THE CRUISE

 

 

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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 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"

 

MAP HERE

 

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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

 

 

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SPONSORS

 

M Gammon

sponsors the event with

 

1 board for CHAMP winner

1 board for TALENT winner

1 board for CAPTAINS TROPHY winner

 

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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.

 

 

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

*ALL SWEDISH PLAYERS HAVE TO BE MEMBERS OF THE SWEDISH BACKGAMMON FEDERATION

SWEDEN
CROATIA
GIBRALTAR
UNITED KINGDOM
DUCKBURG
DENMARK
GERMANY
NETHERLANDS
FINLAND
USA
ICELAND
NORWAY

 

Registered Players CHAMP

Registered Players TALENT

Registered Players

SUPER JACKPOT

1

Roland Sahlén (SE)

Mikael Nilsson (SE)

Konrad Fröschl (SE)

2

Thomas Tenland (SE)

Charlie Victor (GIB)

Thomas Tenland (SE)

3

Mårten Howe (SE)

Zeljka Gracin (HR)

Mårten Howe (SE)

4

Laila Leonhardt (SE)

David Dennis (UK) *

Laila Leonhardt (SE)

5

Mislav Kovacic (HR)

Annelie Skoglund (SE)

Mislav Kovacic (HR)

6

Wayne Felton (UK) *

Sabrina Milling (DK)

Sabrina Milling (DK)

7

Tim Line (UK)

Ingrid Söderstjerna (SE)

Tim Line (UK)

8

Konrad Fröschl (SE) *

Mårten Tuorda (SE)

Tilman Söhnchen (DE)

9

Omid Badiei (SE)

Linda Sjörin (SE) *

Christian Sörensen (NL)

10

Tilman Söhnchen (DE) *

Wolfgang Henze (DE)

Sebastian Wilkinson (UK)

11

Sven-Olav Norén (SE)

Sabine Hildebrandt (DE)

Sampo Niskanen (FI)

12

Zhina Bergström (SE)

Cornelia Cleemann (DE)

Matt Reklaitis (US)

13

Sebastian Wilkinson (UK)

Hannu Hakala (SE)

Timo Väätäinen (FI)

14

Christian Sörensen (NL) *

Monica Hyttmark (SE)

Zhina Bergström (SE)

15

Sampo Niskanen (FI)

Johan Vehmanen (SE)

Benjamin Friesen (US)

16

Matt Reklaitis (US)

Andreas Persson (SE)

 

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Timo Väätäinen (FI) *

Helen Andersson (SE)

 

18

Myke Wignall (UK)

Gisli Hrafnkelsson (IS)

 

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Paul Barwick (UK)

Stefan Gudmundsson (SE)

 

20

Benjamin Friesen (US)*

Anita Marholm (NO)

 

21

Miika Lappalainen (FI)

Gulli Marholm (NO)

 

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Jamshid Arani (SE)

Mattias Stahberg (SE)

 

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Lena Sahlén (SE)

Michael Forsell (SE)

 

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1. ANNICA NILSSON (SE)

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2. NIKLAS SAHLÉN (SE)

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* = Sidepool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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