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LOUTRAKI GRAND PRIX 2024

International Backgammon Championship
17-21 April 2024
at Club Hotel Casino Loutraki Greece

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ADDED MONEY PRIZE
€ 10.000

We are delighted to invite you to the
2nd Major International Backgammon Championship held in Greece!

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About

Loutraki Grand Prix is the second International Backgammon Championship held in Greece.
With a second year €10.000 added prize for the winners and the best Tournament Director in the world, we hope to create a big annual event that combines high quality tournament set up, with a great traveling experience in a wonderful destination
Ruling Committee: To be announced at the start of the tournament
Venue: Club Hotel Casino Loutraki
Whatsapp: +90 532 232 9228, +30 693 652 4064
E-mail: events@loutraki-grand-prix.opax.gr afindikoglu@wbfturkey.com, stefharaklias@gmail.com
Special thanks to: Club Hotel Casino Loutraki and the Greek Backgammon Community for all the support.

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The Venue

Recommended Accommodation

For accommodation, we strongly recommend our venue Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, which is a 5 stars facility located by the sea of Corinth, as one of the best hotels of Greece, presenting standard rooms, suites, restaurants and the luxurius Casino, the most visited in Greece.

Executive Room

115

Single room / night

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  • Open buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor heated pool - Jacuzzi - Sauna
  • Hammam and gym
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi & VAT
  • +10€ / room / night accommodation and "environmental" tax

Executive Room

125

Double room / night

TOP CHOICE
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  • Open buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor heated pool - Jacuzzi - Sauna
  • Hammam and gym
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi & VAT
  • +10€ / room / night accommodation and "environmental" tax

Executive Room

170

Triple room / night

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  • Open buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor heated pool - Jacuzzi - Sauna
  • Hammam and gym
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi & VAT
  • +10€ / room / night accommodation and "environmental" tax

Deluxe Room

145

Single room / night

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  • Open buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor heated pool - Jacuzzi - Sauna
  • Hammam and gym
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi & VAT
  • +10€ / room / night accommodation and "environmental" tax

Deluxe Room

155

Double room / night

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  • Open buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor heated pool - Jacuzzi - Sauna
  • Hammam and gym
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi & VAT
  • +10€ / room / night accommodation and "environmental" tax

Deluxe Room

200

Triple room / night

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  • Open buffet breakfast
  • Free use of indoor heated pool - Jacuzzi - Sauna
  • Hammam and gym
  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi & VAT
  • +10€ / room / night accommodation and "environmental" tax

Cancellation Policy: 100% full refund for cancellations until 10 days prior to the arrival date & a penalty of 25% of whole accommodation cost for cancellations after this deadline. No refund in case of a no-show.

Additional offer:

Up to 30% discount on official price list of Aqua Spa (face & body treatment & Hair Salon)

Route

Loutraki is a seaside resort on the Gulf of Corinth, Greece. It is located 80km west of Athens, next to the magnificent Ancient Corinth and the Great Canal of Isthmos. Epidaurus with the famous ancient theatre is located a few miles south. The town is known for its vast natural springs and its therapeutic spas.
There are many tourists who visit Loutraki every year because of its crystal clear sea and the vibrant nightlife with numerous seaside bars and clubs.
Average temperature is 24°C day and 14°C night times during late April.
Elefterios Venizelos International Airport gets daily flights almost from every European country and is located 108 km distance -1 hour drive- from tournament venue.

Our Team

Programme*

Wednesday, April 17

All Day – Registration at Club Hotel Casino Loutraki
13:00 – Start of Mini Jackpots, Speedgammon, Seniors & DMP Challenge
19:30 – Closing of Main Flight Registrations & Dinner break
21:30 – Welcome Speech
22:30 – Public draw for Main Flights (Masters & Intermediates)

Thursday, April 18

13:00 – Start of Undefeated Bracket (Masters & Intermediates)
19:00 – Dinner break
20:30 – Start of Second Chance Bracket matches (Masters & Intermediates)

Friday, April 19

13:00 – All categories resume
19:00 – Dinner break
20:30 – Gameplay resumes
21:00 – Public draw & Start of Doubles Consultation

Saturday, April 20

13:00 – All categories resume
15:00 – Public Draw & Start of Super Jackpot
19:00 – Dinner break
20:30 – Gameplay resumes

Sunday, April 21

12:00 – Start of Last Chance Bracket (Masters & Intermediates),
all categories resume
14:00 – Start of Main Grand Finals
16:00 – Closing of Mini Jackpots
20:00 – Awarding Ceremony & Farewell Cocktail

* The organization reserves the right to change the programme in any of its parts. Changes will be announced in advance and posted on the Notice Board.

Important Notes

  • The Tournament Director reserves the right to require the use of clocks in any round of any category.
  • The draw is manual (not computerized), public and random.
  • Tournament matches take precedence over all other forms of play.
  • Only cash payments are accepted.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right of refuse applications to play without giving any reasons, since the event is by Mind Sports Club of Cholargos invitation only.
  • The daily break for dinner is between 19:00 and 20:30.
  • Should a player wish to leave the playing area during the tournament, he/she must inform the Tournament Director. Failure to do so may result with penalty points being assigned.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the event venue other than in designated areas.
  • The Tournament Director reserves the right to request from any participant showing flu like symptoms either to wear a mask at all times in playing hall and/or to bring a negative PCR test result and/or to go into self isolation.
  • The tournament will be played on professional Tournament Boards. Our boards are regularly cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day.
    Dice service is provided by organization.
  • All players are expected to be dressed appropriately.

Fees

Category Entry Fees (€) Registration Fees (€)
Masters 300 100
Intermediates 150 50
Super Jackpot 460 40
Doubles Consultation (per team) 280 70
Speedgammon 40 10
Seniors 40 10
DMP Challenge 8 2

* 100% of entry fees will be added into the prize pool.
* Registration fees include:
– Sunday Awarding Ceremony presentation
– Special design trophies for prize winners.

Match Lengths

Category Match Length

 

 

Masters

Main: 13 pts (Semi & Final 15)
2nd Chance: 9 pts (Semi & Final 11)
Grand Final: 17 pts
Last Chance: 5 points (Final 7)

 

 

Intermediates

Main: 11 pts (Semi & Final 13)
2nd Chance: 7 pts (Semi & Final 9)
Grand Final: 15 pts
Last Chance: 5 points (Final 7)
Super Jackpot 11 points (including Final)
Doubles Consultation 7 points (Final 9)
Speedgammon 5 points (including Final)
Seniors 5 points (Final 7)
DMP Challenge 1 point (including Final)

Prizes

100% of entry fees will be returned as money prize, CASINO LOUTRAKI will
donate an added value of 10.000 Euros into the prize pool & the sum will be
distributed as follows:

MASTERS CATEGORY TITLES

(TOTAL ADDED VALUE DISTRIBUTION: €6.000)

PRIZE POOL DISTRIBUTION (%)
Main Winner 40
Main Finalist 18
Main 3rd 9
Main 4th & 5th 4,5 each
Main 6th , 7th , 8th & 9th 2 each
Undefeated Bracket Winner Bonus 5
Undefeated Bracket Finalist Bonus 2
Undefeated Bracket Semi Finalists Bonus 1 each
Last Chance Winner 5
Last Chance Finalist 2
INTERMEDIATES CATEGORY TITLES (TOTAL ADDED VALUE DISTRIBUTION: €1.000) PRIZE POOL DISTRIBUTION (%)
Main Winner 44
Main Finalist 20
Main 3rd 10
Main 4th & 5th 5 each
Undefeated Bracket Winner Bonus 5
Undefeated Bracket Finalist Bonus 2,5
Last Chance Winner 6
Last Chance Finalist 2,5
DOUBLES CONSULTATION TITLES (TOTAL ADDED VALUE DISTRIBUTION: €3.000) PRIZE POOL DISTRIBUTION (%)
Winner Team 50
Finalist Team 25
Semi Finalist Teams 12,5 each

Get in Touch

If you have any questions to the organizing committee of the 2nd Loutraki Grand Prix 2024, please fill in the form.
For registration, transportation and booking assistant, please fill in the form here.

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Contact Address

Posidonos 48, Loutraki 203 00, Greece