Backgammon Tournament

Summer is upon us, and now it is a good time to organize a backgammon tournament. But, this tournament will not be like those that are organized by other agencies. We believe that the players should most of all enjoy the game. Therefore, it is absolutely free to participate in the tournament.

In order to avoid any confusion, this is not a local tournament, but an online tournament. This means that you play a game against other online players. You are free to practice by playing local games, against the computer, but, those games will not be considered when we compute your final score. Only the online games will.

The tournament is starting on Monday, June 10th 2019, and you can start playing online games on your mobile device (iPhone and Android) or on your browser (only desktop).

Requirements

There are only a few requirements that each player must meet:

  • Play at least one online game every single day.
  • Only the online games that are finished will count in the score.
  • Go to Settings screen and enter your name / alias.

Since iTavli supports so many games, any player who meets the above 2 criteria (do not worry about the last one), is automatically joined in the tournament. Now, the more games you play per day, the more points you get, and thus the higher the chances are to win the daily tournament.

Only the games that are finished will be considered in computing your daily points. If either player quits / abandons a game, that game is no longer a valid game, and you need to start a new one. Since there is no requirement on the backgammon variant, you can earn points by playing your favorite backgammon variant. Moreover, you are free to play different games in a single day.

Tournament Types

As you may have guessed by reading this post, there is a daily tournament. But, there is more than that:

Daily Tournament

At the end of each day we compute the points of all players that played and finished an online game. The player(s) who has the most points is the winner. It is possible two or more players to win this tournament.

Weekly Tournament

At the end of each week we compare the points of the players who won the daily tournaments in the previous 7 days. In order for a player to participate in the Weekly Tournament (s)he has to play an online game every single day. If (s)he fails to do so in one day, (s)he is not qualified for the weekly tournament. It is OK to try participate again in the next week.

We anticipate that the winner of the weekly tournament will be one of the players who won one of the daily tournament in the previous 7 days. If all these players are disqualified (because they did not play a game every single day), then we will compute the points of the players who did play a game in all these days. Again, the winner is the player with the most points.

It is possible two or more players to win this tournament.

Monthly Tournament

This is similar to the weekly tournament. The only difference is that now we search for players who won the daily tournaments in the month of interest. Only one player can win this tournament.

Note, that we will start counting for the monthly tournament for games that are played in July, August, etc.

Christmas Tournament

This is something that we think about. We will inform you about it

How do we compute the points

At the end of each game we compute the points that a player has earned. Each game that is won or lost counts for 1 point. The games that are double count for 2 points (double is a game when the opponent has not managed to bear off a checker).

If a player has lost more games that those that (s)he won, the total points will be negative. But, at the end of a day, we will set those negative values to zero. Therefore, these points will not have a negative impact on the total points for the weekly or monthly tournament.

Prize

Since all tournaments have a prize for the winner, we do have a prize for our winners. The prizes are different for each type of tournament:

Prize for Daily Tournament

Each player will earn 5 coins

Prize for Weekly Tournament

Each player will earn 20 coins

Prize for Monthly Tournament

The player will earn 100 coins.

Prize for Christmas Tournament

Not yet decided.

The coins can be used in the mobile version of the iTavli app to either place a bet or to remove the ads

Summary

Starting this Monday, June 10th 2019, all online players will automatically join the Daily and Weekly tournament. For the weekly tournament you need to play a game every single day. If you miss day, you will not participate in the current weekly tournament, but, you will in the next one.

Starting on July 1st 2019, all online players will automatically join the Monthly Tournament.

Enjoy the game!

Lets discuss about this tournament in the forum

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