2021 "The Newy" Open Tournament
Playing on the Internet
September 2021

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.

 Match Lengths:
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.

Hi All

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 ausbgf@gmail.com in your email and it will be added to the calendar on the following page
https://ausbgf.org.au/watch-online-live-matches/
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.
--
Regards
Robert Disney

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  
                       
1 KEN VAUGHAN 1                    
    KEN VAUGHAN 11                
64 BYE 0                    
                       
        KEN VAUGHAN 10            
32 BRECK McCORMACK 1                    
(forfeit)   BRECK McCORMACK 3                
33 DILHUN AKPINAR 0                    
                       
            MICK DYETT          
17 MARICAR USTICK 11                    
    MARICAR USTICK 6                
48 HABIB SHALALA 9                    
                       
        MICK DYETT 13            
49 MICK DYETT 11                    
  6 MICK DYETT 11                
16 TERRY CHRISTODOULOU                      
                       
                       
9 ANDREJS LIEPINS 1                    
    ANDREJS LIEPINS 10                
56 BYE 0                    
                       
        CHRIS FORSYTH              
24 CHRIS FORSYTH 11                    
    CHRIS FORSYTH 11                
41 MAHNAZ ROSTAMI 8                    
                       
                       
25 STEVE QUINN 11                    
    STEVE QUINN 11                
40 CHRIS WHITE 8                    
                       
        STEVE QUINN              
57 BYE 0                    
    JOHN SYMON 9                
8 JOHN SYMON 1                    
                       
                       
4 TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 1                    
    TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 11                
61 BYE 0                    
                       
        TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9            
29 CHLOE TURNER 11                    
    CHLOE TURNER 10                
36 DOMINIC ABREU 7                    
                       
            GARY STAVROU 13        
20 JIM BEAN 7                    
    GARY STAVROU 11                
45 GARY STAVROU 11                    
                       
        GARY STAVROU 13            
13 ROBERT DISNEY 1                    
    ROBERT DISNEY 6                
52 BYE 0                    
                       
                TONY WALKER      
12 DAVID SAAB 1                    
    DAVID SAAB 6                
53 BYE 0                    
                       
        CRISTIAN GHENA-FRISK 5            
21 CRISTIAN GHENA-FRISK 11                    
    CRISTIAN GHENA-FRISK 11                
44 CASSIE CREBERT 2                    
                       
            TONY WALKER 15        
28 MICHELLE TAUBMAN 5                    
    STEVE CLARRY 7                
37 STEVE CLARRY 11                    
                       
        TONY WALKER 13            
60 BYE 0                    
    TONY WALKER 11                
5 TONY WALKER 1                    
                       
                       
2 ALAN CATHCART 1                   Winner
    ALAN CATHCART 11               2021 Newy
63 BYE 0                    
                       
        ALAN CATHCART              
31 PAUL KELLETT 11                    
    PAUL KELLETT 10                
34 DENBY PETTITT 1                    
                       
                       
18 BEN PHILLIPS 4                    
    BRIAN RAMSEY                  
47 BRIAN RAMSEY 11                    
                       
                       
15 SIMON USTICK 11                    
    SIMON USTICK                  
50 ALEX IVANOVSKI 3                    
                       
                       
10 PETER KALYVAS 1                    
    PETER KALYVAS 5                
55 BYE 0                    
                       
        ALEC BARR 13            
23 ALEC BARR 11                    
    ALEC BARR 11                
42 NICK BEGAKIS 7                    
                       
            ALEC BARR          
26 JAMES NOBLE 4                    
    ROSALIND BAKER 10                
39 ROSALIND BAKER 11                    
                       
        STEVE ROBERTS 8            
58 BYE 0                    
    STEVE ROBERTS 11                
7 STEVE ROBERTS 1                    
                       
                       
3 MEL KELF 1                    
    MEL KELF 9                
62 BYE 0                    
                       
        DAVID McALLISTER              
30 DAVID McALLISTER 11                    
    DAVID McALLISTER 11                
35 ALEX FERNANDES 8                    
                       
                       
19 GEORGIA SLOANE 5                    
    STEPHEN DAVY 11                
46 STEPHEN DAVY 11                    
                       
        STEPHEN DAVY              
14 GREG ASH 1                    
    GREG ASH 10                
51 BYE 0                    
                       
                       
11 DAVID KINSTON 1                    
    DAVID KINSTON 10                
54 BYE 0                    
                       
        MEHMET TUGLU 13            
22 KLEA MANIATIS 9                    
    MEHMET TUGLU 11                
43 MEHMET TUGLU 11                    
                       
            MEHMET TUGLU          
27 JOHN McALEENAN 3                    
    RIFAAT SHOUKRALLAH 2                
38 RIFAAT SHOUKRALLAH 11                    
                       
        VIRGINIA JONES 2            
59 BYE 0                    
    VIRGINIA JONES 11                
6 VIRGINIA JONES 1                    
                       

 

2020 "The Newy" Open Tournament
Playing on the Internet
October 2020

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.

 Match Lengths: 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        
                               
9pts   9pts   9pts   9pts   9pts   9pts          
                               
1 JIM BEAN 9                            
  (1 JIM BEAN 9                        
32 BYE 0                            
                               
      (25 JIM BEAN 7                    
17 GRANT HOFFMAN 5                            
  (2 PETER KALYVAS 3                        
16 PETER KALYVAS 9                            
                               
          (41 MELINDA KELF 5                
9 KLEA MANIATIS 3                            
  (3 MELINDA KELF 9                        
24 MELINDA KELF 9                            
                               
      (26 MELINDA KELF 9                    
25 JASON RHODES 8                            
  (4 TONY WALKER 1                        
8 TONY WALKER 9                            
                               
              (53 ROBERT DISNEY 9            
4 MICK DYETT 9                            
  (5 MICK DYETT 1                        
29 BYE 0                            
                               
      (27 ROBERT DISNEY 9                    
13 ROBERT DISNEY 9                            
  (6 ROBERT DISNEY 9                        
20 PAULA SPENCELEY 0                            
                               
          (42 ROBERT DISNEY 9                
21 JOHN SYMON 1                            
  (7 STEPHEN DAVY 9                 FIRST FINAL  9 PTS  
12 STEPHEN DAVY 9                            
                        ROBERT DISNEY 8    
      (28 STEPHEN DAVY 8                    
28 BYE 0                     TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9    
  (8 GIN JONES 5                        
5 GIN JONES 9                            
                  (59 ROBERT DISNEY        

TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU

                    Winner's Bracket Winner        

OVERALL WINNER

6 GREG ASH 9                

(diz)

         
  (9 GREG ASH 3                 SECOND FINAL (IF REQUIRED)  9 PTS  
27 BYE 0                            
                        ROBERT DISNEY 7    
      (29 JOHN McALEENAN 3                    
22 BEN PHILLIPS 2                     TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9    
  (10 JOHN McALEENAN 9                        
11 JOHN McALEENAN 9                            
                               
          (43 TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9                
14 JOANNA KERINYA 8                            
  (11 TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9                        
19 TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9                            
                               
      (30 TOM CHRYSOSTOMOU 9                    
30 BYE 0                            
  (12 MICHELLE TAUBMAN 5