2021 "The Newy" Open Tournament
Playing on the Internet
The 2021 Newcastle Open has been abandoned this year, for the second year running and will be replaced by The 2021 Newy, the online version of the Newcastle Open.
The 2021 Newy will have a change on the 2020 version in the format to be played.
Entry: Still FREE!!, therefore FREE!! of prize money as well. It will however
be a trophy event for the winner.
Also, glory, an entry on the Newcastle Club Hall of Fame and the possible chance to play in the Newcastle Champion of Champions tournament next year, if arranged, against players from the NEBA club in the UK are also on the line for the winner.
CHANGED format: The 2021 Newy Tournament will be conducted as a Single Elimination event. No re-entries. Win or go/stay home with thanks for entering and playing. Match points however will be increased on last year’s event.
The initial draw will be contingent on the order in which entries are received via the received time on your email. Therefore the earlier you enter the more chance you have at any first round bye. eg: if your entry is the 6th received your grid position will be number 6 on the draw sheet. This position will be notified to you via an entry confirmation email. As I have no idea how many entries are likely, the tournament director (me) reserves position 13 which may or may not be a first round bye position.
Matches may be played on any platform by agreement but Backgammon Galaxy will
be the default where there is no other mutual site. There will be 4 days to
complete each match. Matches will be forwarded as they become available with an
expected completion date for that particular match.
Match grids will be posted on the Newcastle Backgammon Club website at https://www.newcastlebackgammon.org/OpenDetails.html . As the grid will be updated ASAP, players who see any match that appears on the playing grid before being notified may arrange and play that match.
Initial rounds through to the Top 16: 11 points
Top 16: 13 points
Top 8 (1/4 Finals): 15 points
Semi Finals: 17 points
Final: 21 Points.
Entries closed Friday 10/9/21 with the draw being posted Sunday 12/9/21, the date the Newcastle Open was to be played.
Welcome to the 2021 Newy Tournament.
The draw is below.
This year we have 50 entries, double last year and some internationals from Romania, England and New Zealand. As I'm not 100% sure on the whereabouts of everyone please acknowledge in your arrangement emails any difference in time zone to Australian Eastern Standard Time. Daylight saving time kicks in on the first week in October so if the competition is still going at that time there will be changes that we'll need to be aware of for those remaining in the event.
As noted in the entry, you may play at any site that both players have access to, so please note any alternate site to your opponent (with userid) you may want to play on but the default site is Galaxy if there is no other mutual venue.
It's a straight knockout with no re-entry. 50 players means that there are 14 first round byes. For those that advance past round 1, the grid below will be updated ASAP. There will be a notification of your next match after rounds have been completed but if you see that you have a match set on the grid in advance of being notified you may go ahead and arrange and play.
There will be a 5 day turnaround (changed from entry) for each round. Round 1 matches should be resulted by 2359 AEST Friday 17/9/21 .
When you are arranging the final time for your match and would like to include it in the schedule of matches for others to watch, if they are so inclined, please CC Mel Kelf from the ABGF at firstname.lastname@example.org in your email and it will be added to the calendar on the following page
Include both players name and nickname, which tournament, and where you are playing. This is not mandatory but would be appreciated as far as the last couple of rounds at least are concerned.
The trophy for the winner will be forwarded as soon as possible but with lock downs the way they are there may be a delay as trophy shops are not an overly essential business.
Good dice and matches to all.
Updated Tuesday, 21 September 2021 23:22
|2021 Newy Open Online|
|Round 1||Round 2||Round of 16||Quarter Finals||Semi-Final||Championship|
|11 pts||11 pts||13 pts||15 pts||17 pts||21 pts|
|ALAN CATHCART||11||2021 Newy|
2020 "The Newy" Open Tournament
Playing on the Internet
As the Eva Bitel Tournament has almost run it's course and the Newcastle Open had to be abandoned this year, introducing The Newy, the online version of the Newcastle Open.
The tournament will not be following the format of the live tournament but will be run under the following conditions.
Entry: FREE!! therefore FREE!! of prize money as well. Glory, an entry on the Newcastle Club Hall of Fame and the chance to play in the Newcastle Champion of Champions tournament next year against players from the NEBA club in the UK are the awards for the winner.
The Tournament will be conducted as a Double Elimination event. For those new to tournaments, you need to lose twice to be out of the competition. There are two brackets that are completed, one for Winners and the other for those who lose one match. The last person standing in the Winner's Bracket plays the last person standing in the Loser's Bracket. The Loser's Bracket winner needs to defeat the Winner's Bracket winner twice to win the tournament.
The initial draw will be contingent on the order in which entries are received via the time on your email. Therefore the earlier you enter the more chance you have at any first round bye. eg: if your entry is the 6th received your grid position will be number 6 on the draw sheet. This position will be notified to you via an entry confirmation email.As I have no idea how many entries are likely, the tournament director (me) reserves position 13 which may or may not be a first round bye position.
Matches may be played on any platform by agreement but Backgammon Galaxy will be the default where there is no other mutual site. There will be 4 days to complete each match. Matches will be forwarded as they become available with an expected completion date for that particular match.
Winner's Bracket all matches 9 points, casual clock where applicable
Loser's Bracket 7 points, casual clock
Final Match(es) 9 points.
Congrats to Tom Chrysostomou (ACT) on winning the final of The Newy from the Fighter's bracket 9-8, 9-7 over Robert Disney (Newcastle).
Thank you again to everyone who joined and played and good luck to all in your next events.
Tom now wins the kudos of having his name on the Newcastle Hall of Fame list and the opportunity, should he want it, of playing in the Newcastle Champion of Champions next year, if it can be held, against players from NEBA in the UK
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 23:22
|2020 Newy Open Online Winners Bracket|
|(7||STEPHEN DAVY||9||FIRST FINAL 9 PTS|
|Winner's Bracket Winner||
|(9||GREG ASH||3||SECOND FINAL (IF REQUIRED) 9 PTS|
|22||BEN PHILLIPS||2||TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU||9|