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8. March 2015, 20:37:46
PCfromKNM 

4. March 2015, 04:15:23
Brf 
Subject: *144*Brf's 9th Annual St. Pat's Pente Tourney*144*
Here we go with another installment of Brf's 9th Annual St. Pat's Pente Tourney

Last year was a speedy tournament with Aleph and Spavacz battling out a fast Round 3 with Aleph just edging out Spav to take the win. With that behind us, we're back once again to a clean tourney slate. Noticing a trend of a 2 player finish, If this year by chance we see a final round with only 2 players, the setting will continue to be a 4 wins match so as to try and have the tournament complete in a timely fashion.

This years St Pat's Tourney has the best settings based on 8 years of tweaks for speed while ensuring a solid challenge to all players.

As usual this is a prize tournament with 1 year Brain Rook awarded to the winner. The section size has been set at 7 people per section with time limits set at 2 days per move with vacation allowed.....anything more and the tourney won't finish before the 2016 St Patty's tourney.

Though last year went really well, please keep in mind we've had quite the issue in years past of people using alternate accts (which messes with seeding) and not fessing up about it. Based on the results of THIS POLL, I'm going to be asking all such accounts (without an established Pente BKR) to let me know if this is a legit 'unrated' account or "other". If you fit into this category and I don't receive a Private Message explaining your acct situation before the tourney start time, I will remove the acct from the tournament. I'm sorry to have to do this, but please read the message boards of prior tourney's and you'll understand the debacle I'm trying to prevent.

It's almost here! Do you feel you have the Pente luck of the Irish? well sign up and see how far you can battle your way through the grids! On St.Patricks Day (March 17, 2015) the tourney begins!


My thanks to all of you who continue to sign up for this tournament every year! Good luck to all of you, I look forward to playing you across the board!


PAST TOURNAMENT RESULTS!
St Patty's 2015 WINNER: ????
St Patty's 2014 WINNER: Aleph
St Patty's 2013 WINNERS: Aleph, Spavacz, RichardIII
St Patty's 2012 WINNERS: Brf!
St Patty's 2011 WINNERS: Brf!
St Patty's 2010 WINNERS: Karlw, Novatis
St Patty's 2009 WINNER: Nosovs
St Patty's 2008 WINNERS: Richard III, Nosovs
St Patty's 2007 WINNER: Brf!

1. March 2015, 02:35:34
Evásek 

27. February 2015, 09:40:59
The Col 
Subject: please join!

26. February 2015, 12:13:02
beach 
Subject: Re: Open Tournament Count?
Aganju:   as far as I know it counts each game type as a tournament    so if I start a tournament  and say it has 8 variations of backgammon  that would be 8 tournaments yet you would only see  the name of tournament on the tournament page.  

26. February 2015, 11:29:04
furbster 
Subject: Re: Open Tournament Count?
Aganju: I thought the same a few weeks ago, very odd!

26. February 2015, 04:29:31
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Open Tournament Count?
happyjuggler0: good point.
But then the next-page buttons shouldn't go up to the twenties, right?

26. February 2015, 04:15:18
happyjuggler0 
Subject: Re: Open Tournament Count?
Aganju: I have a possible answer. Does this link count as 1 tournament or a much larger number?

All games; 5 players; fast start.

26. February 2015, 04:09:20
Aganju 
Subject: Open Tournament Count?
When I check the open tournaments, it shows a total of 1472. But when I page through, there are only 65!

What happened to the other 1407? I understand that the tournament creator can ban me from his tournaments, but a) I thought I would still see it, just can't join; and b) am I that much hated, so 96% of all tournaments are blocked for me?

16. February 2015, 22:28:34
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
Justaminute: It's still unclear who is included in that 10%.

- without provisional and without inactive players? http://brainking.com/en/Ratings?tp=23 - there are 553, so the cutoff is at 55th position which is (right now) 2302.

- with provisional but without inactive players? http://brainking.com/en/Ratings?tp=23&ap=1 - there are 590, so the cutoff is at 59th position which is (right now) 2296.

- with provisional and with inactive players? http://brainking.com/en/Ratings?tp=23&ap=1&eg=1 - there are 6263, so the cutoff is at 626th position which is (right now) 2165.

- without provisional but with inactive players? http://brainking.com/en/Ratings?tp=23&eg=1 - there are 3627, so the cutoff is at 326th position which is (right now) 2212.

If you say 'clearly, the first', what if I am inactive or my rating is provisional (or both)?

Also, nobody can know if you made the cut at any given time between now and the tournament start; someone would need to continuously check. Therefore, I assume he would check about at the tournament start, which is slightly different than at the moment you signed up. So - better let you losing games sit around a bit, or you might not make the cut anymore on that day?

16. February 2015, 21:23:05
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
ThunderGr: is that how it works? I always thought it was based on the date the tournament starts.

16. February 2015, 21:17:55
ThunderGr 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
Modified by ThunderGr (16. February 2015, 21:18:21)
Justaminute: The rating does not suffer from the same problem. Obviously, you need to be eligible at the time of registering for the tournament, not at the time the tournament starts. Nowhere in the world in any kind of tournament it is required to fulfill qualification conditions at the *start of a tournament*. Only at the time of registration.

16. February 2015, 21:13:43
Justaminute 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
ThunderGr: doesn't rating position/ rating suffer from the same problem.? Today i qualify but lose a game and tomorrow i don't. It doesn't seem that hard to figure out if i am in the top 10% in a game at any point, look at the number of people with ratings and divide by 10. Seems a lot off work for the organiser though because he has dcide who qualifies manually, but if he wants to do it that's his business.

15. February 2015, 16:08:42
Aganju 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
ThunderGr: I find it also too cumbersome to check each discipline, especially as it is a moving target - I might be in today, and out tomorrow.
In addition, and I mentioned that before, the top 10% are mostly people that do not play anymore, so effectively this limits it to 2 or 3 % of active players. Which is to small a pool I think.

And finally, I am simply not good enough to make it into the top 10% of most games, so I stopped checking.

15. February 2015, 14:15:29
ThunderGr 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
Modified by ThunderGr (15. February 2015, 14:16:12)
TC: I fail to see a special reason why not to create one tournament for each backgammon variation, setting the minimum rating in each.

Even if you do not want to do so, I still cannot see why not posting minimum ratings in the forum for each backgammon variation, instead of a completely unfriendly and obscure 10%. I understand politicians and media trying to confuse the population by using percentages but I am of the opinion that a tournament announcement should be as forthcoming as reasonably possible.

As I said in my first post, I do not think that you should care about my opinion on the matter, since it appears most of the people here are fine with your way of setting up these tournaments, I just said that I am not going to participate as long as it stays that way.

I am not fond of being kicked out of tournaments because the organizer did not bother giving me clear qualification requirements.

15. February 2015, 14:01:02
TC 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
ThunderGr:
Yes, it should be easy if the tournament has only one backgammon game.
If it is preferable to arrange all backgammon game types one by one, could be arranged.

But this tournament is for all backgammon game types. Tournament creation page has not enough check and rating points to arrange user BKRs for top 10% backgammon types.

We need else to give a change to join the tournament, if he/she is inside the top 10% any type Backgammon game.

You can search all this tournament page using my alias (TC) and check some development history and ideas spoken related about on.

If you hope, wish and can arrange more acceptable tournament, I am ready to see your tournament and join it!

I else ready to break this type tournament organization and transfer to you (or interested any one of brainking.com user) with pleasure!

15. February 2015, 12:20:28
ThunderGr 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
TC: I already said 2 ideas. Post either rating limit or ranking limit. It is possible and there is no limitation imposed by the site owner. You will have to make the calculations anyway before starting the tournament.

If you use the rating limit, you can include that to your tournament creation, so that you let the site handle the legitimacy of the participants. This convenience has been included to the tournament creation *exactly* to facilitate your kind of tournament and not just for show.

15. February 2015, 11:35:57
TC 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
ThunderGr: Hi!
Users lhas limitations firstly from site owner of brainking.com, to use the technical needs when organise a tournament. Secondly have time confusing choose problems to fix the needed criters.

Simply you check the games as you wish, and please wait when the tournament begins.

I am open to hear other ways, to realize better tournament organizations better than this one. And open new ideas of course!

Thank you.

15. February 2015, 09:54:47
ThunderGr 
Subject: Re: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
Modified by ThunderGr (15. February 2015, 10:11:06)
TC: I do not know if I am in the "Top 10% faster backgammoners" but until you post minimum rating or minimum position in the rankings, I am not going to participate in your tournaments.

Not that I think you should care but I thought you *might* want to know.

15. February 2015, 09:13:18
TC 
Subject: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4
Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 3-4

Hi, to 'The Best and The Fast Backgammon Players',

This is an opportunity, check your weight against to other best and fast backgammon players if you inside the top 10% any type of Backgammon Games.

Don't be afraid of endless games and tournaments! If you don't like to join to the Backammon Tournaments without end (related with the move time of the tournament or players), our games finish to the next coming tournament.

We choosed publicly announce this in past popular Tournaments here, in the tournaments discussion and some fellowship groups to all the best and fast players who are inside the top 10% of any type Backgammon Games.

Inside the top 10% any type Backgammon player (Back, Nack, Crowded, Race, Hyper, Anti, Cloning Backgammon, Grasshopper, Plakoto, Fevga), is eligible to join to all other games in this Tournaments before the begin time.

To check where you are in the ratings click to the related links:

Backgammon, Nackgammon, Anti Backgammon, Backgammon Race, Crowded Backgammon, Hyper Backgammon, Cloning Backgammon, Grasshopper, Plakoto, Fevga

Others, outside of top 10% players, will be deleted before the tournaments begin without excuse...

Match type: 5 points match with doubling cube
Tournament type: one match for each two players
Maximum number of players per section: 20
Final match type for two players section: 5 points match with doubling cube
Time control: Time: 3 days, Bonus: 3hours, Limit: 9 days, no days off (red signed)

(That means after beginning you have 3 days (72 hours) for your first move. Per your another move, you'll have 3 hours bonus for your other move time. 9 days is limit time for the opponents, after the move of other side.)

Please click to the Tournament addresse and 'feel free to join to any type of Gammon Games'. You are eligible to join, to all Gammon games without restriction, only if you inside of top 10% in any Gammon Games';(for now we have only ten types of Gammon games).


2015 3-4: Top 10% - Faster Backgammoners 2015 3-4

With your join to this Tournament, hope to play good matches and enjoy!

*********************************************

Thank you!

P/S: Don't forget to click to: 2015 3-4 : Top 10% - Faster Backgammoners 2015 3-4
**************************************************************

6. February 2015, 05:04:51
Universal Eyes 

28. January 2015, 02:18:14
ThunderGr 

27. January 2015, 13:18:29
speachless 
Subject: gammon trnmt starts in 3 days...

22. January 2015, 21:02:40
chessik 
Subject: All are welcome

19. January 2015, 22:51:43
Undertaker. 
Subject: Win brains 3

18. January 2015, 18:35:59
Brf 
Subject: January 2015 KOTH Pente, 2 day moves (FIXED!)
January 2015 KOTH Pente, 2 day moves! (Sign up Now )

(NOTE: the original tournament slated to start on Jan 17 was flawed and started with only 1 game for 2 players. I had Fencer delete this tournament since it was not fixable. Let's try this one more time!)

SO, if you were signed up before you'll need to RE-sign up in this new tournament! I apologize for the hassle but something went haywire with the tournament settings and I know none of us wanted to play anything short of a complete "SET" so this is now fixed.

For the first 7 instances of this King Of The Hill tournament, I've only hosted it within the SPP fellowship. The last KOTH however I decided to open it up to the rest of BK so we could try and get all 20 slots filled up. This worked fairly well so I think I'll follow the same plan for this 9th version of the tournament.

The 9th KOTH will start on January 21 and will have a 2 day 1 hour move time limit with vacation allowed.

Please also keep in mind that up to 19 other players can sign up, this may equal a total of up to 38 games you may be playing on January 21! (MINIMUM of 14 Players required to start!) If you do not have enough open game slots for your membership level it is very likely you'll be auto-removed from the tournament at the start time.

Now is your chance to be the 2015 "King Of The Hill"! Remember though, only 20 people will be allowed to play in one BIG section. If you have any additional questions, feel free to PM me Brf message link. though you may want to sign up now just to make sure that you get one of the twenty available slots. Once all slots are gone the tourney is FULL, and you'll have to wait for next years KOTH to get in on the action!

Aside from enjoying the view from the top of the hill, whomever wins this tournament will have their name permanently added to the other fine champions listed below and on the main page in the SPP fellowship. Good luck to all players, it's going to be another fun tourney!

1st KOTH (6-08-2008) KOTH Champ - Jozso
2nd KOTH (9-26-2008) KOTH Champ - Dein
3rd KOTH (1-22-2009) KOTH Champ - Brf
4th KOTH (10-7-2009) KOTH Champ - Brf
5th KOTH (10-1-2010) KOTH Champ - Nosovs
6th KOTH (10-21-2011) KOTH Champs - S3v3n, Dein, Brf
7th KOTH (10-1-2012) KOTH Champ - Aleph
8th KOTH (10-3-2013) KOTH Champ - Brf
9th KOTH (1-21-2015) KOTH Champ - ????</b

18. January 2015, 02:44:14
speachless 
Subject: new monthly tournaments
every month (mid & end of month) 1 gammon tournament will start, one with single elimination and the other with 2 games for each player - both 4 wins match...next 2 starting soon:

'GAMMON' - 4 wins match - feb' 2015
'multi GAMMON' #01 - 4 wins match - 2 games/player

thanks for joining

15. January 2015, 20:57:59
Brf 
Subject: King of The Hill Pente, (starts on 1-17-15!)
January 2015 KOTH Pente, 2 day moves!

For the first 7 instances of this King Of The Hill tournament, I've only hosted it within the SPP fellowship. The last KOTH however I decided to open it up to the rest of BK so we could try and get all 20 slots filled up. This worked fairly well so I think I'll follow the same plan for this 9th version of the tournament.

The 9th KOTH will start on January 17 and will have a 2 day 1 hour move time limit with vacation allowed.

Please also keep in mind that up to 19 other players can sign up, this may equal a total of up to 38 games you may be playing on January 17! (MINIMUM of 14 Players required to start!) If you do not have enough open game slots for your membership level it is very likely you'll be auto-removed from the tournament at the start time.

Now is your chance to be the 2015 "King Of The Hill"! Remember though, only 20 people will be allowed to play in one BIG section. If you have any additional questions, feel free to PM me Brf message link. though you may want to sign up now just to make sure that you get one of the twenty available slots. Once all slots are gone the tourney is FULL, and you'll have to wait for next years KOTH to get in on the action!

Aside from enjoying the view from the top of the hill, whomever wins this tournament will have their name permanently added to the other fine champions listed below and on the main page in the SPP fellowship. Good luck to all players, it's going to be another fun tourney!

P.S. We only have 9 slots left! sign up quick, or you'll have to wait until next year!

1st KOTH (6-08-2008) KOTH Champ - Jozso
2nd KOTH (9-26-2008) KOTH Champ - Dein
3rd KOTH (1-22-2009) KOTH Champ - Brf
4th KOTH (10-7-2009) KOTH Champ - Brf
5th KOTH (10-1-2010) KOTH Champ - Nosovs
6th KOTH (10-21-2011) KOTH Champs - S3v3n, Dein, Brf
7th KOTH (10-1-2012) KOTH Champ - Aleph
8th KOTH (10-3-2013) KOTH Champ - Brf
9th KOTH (1-17-2015) KOTH Champ - ????

14. January 2015, 18:24:04
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Team Tournament




With Fencer's generosity of giving out free memberships, I have decided to try something different.... So, I bought another year's membership and this time the free memberships are going to go towards a team tournament.

With Fencer's help we have created the first prize Team Tournament

Gammon Random Games

All are welcome to join (as long as you belong to a fellowship). The 6 lucky participants will battle for a 3 month Brain Rook membership. I chose gammon games as it should even the odds a little and balance the playing fields.


12. January 2015, 01:48:45
Varazslo 
Subject: Re:
Clandestine 1: No problem

12. January 2015, 01:47:38
Clandestine 1 
Subject: Re:
Varazslo: thanks!

11. January 2015, 19:47:47
Varazslo 

11. January 2015, 04:28:01
Clandestine 1 
Subject: 3 tournaments
Modified by Clandestine 1 (11. January 2015, 04:33:46)
I have created 3 prize tournaments consisting of a 6 Month Brain Rook membership for each winner. Please read tournament details for more specifics.  
I can't copy and paste the links here because I'm not near a computer and I'm limited by my phone. For those that are interested go into the tournament section and all 3 tournaments commence Feb 1st. 
Next time I'm at a computer I will post the links.

10. January 2015, 14:27:52
iv2 

3. January 2015, 22:37:26
Undertaker. 
Subject: Win brains 3

1. January 2015, 07:13:01
DeaD man WalkiN 
Subject: All games still need players...
Modified by DeaD man WalkiN (1. January 2015, 07:19:21)
DeaD Man's GaMeS to StarT JaNuArY 1
Start in bout 5 1/2 hours
8 of 8

Dice Chess (5 - open)
Dice Chess 10x10 (4 - open)
Backgammon (6 - open)
Nackgammon (4 - open)
Backgammon Race (3 - open)
Crowded Backgammon (3 - open)
Hyper Backgammon (3 - open)
Battleboats Plus (1 - open)
Dark Battleboats (1 - open)
Ludo (5 - open)
Triple Dice Poker (3 - open)
Logik (2 - open)
Knight Fight (3 - open)

28. December 2014, 13:47:31
Gror 
Subject: Froglet Tournament
Modified by Gror (28. December 2014, 13:49:25)

27. December 2014, 15:33:32
rod03801 
Subject: Re: Bah Humbug! :D
BAH HUMBUG!! #3 has a few games that only need only 1 more person. Single elimination.

23. December 2014, 19:48:19
speachless 
Subject: invitation

23. December 2014, 19:19:20
♥♫βaβyĢіґŁŁє♫♥ 

23. December 2014, 13:16:35
iv2 

23. December 2014, 03:43:12
rod03801 
Subject: Bah Humbug! :D

17. December 2014, 14:31:06
TC 
Subject: Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 1-2
Open Invite: Top 10% Faster Backgammoners for 2015 1-2

Hi, to 'The Best and The Fast Backgammon Players',

This is an opportunity, check your weight against to other best and fast backgammon players if you inside the top 10% any type of Backgammon Games.

Don't be afraid of endless games and tournaments! If you don't like to join to the Backammon Tournaments without end (related with the move time of the tournament or players), our games finish to the next coming tournament.

We choosed publicly announce this in past popular Tournaments here, in the tournaments discussion and some fellowship groups to all the best and fast players who are inside the top 10% of any type Backgammon Games.

Inside the top 10% any type Backgammon player (Back, Nack, Crowded, Race, Hyper, Anti, Cloning Backgammon, Grasshopper, Plakoto, Fevga), is eligible to join to all other games in this Tournaments before the begin time.

To check where you are in the ratings click to the related links:

Backgammon, Nackgammon, Anti Backgammon, Backgammon Race, Crowded Backgammon, Hyper Backgammon, Cloning Backgammon, Grasshopper, Plakoto, Fevga

Others, outside of top 10% players, will be deleted before the tournaments begin without excuse...

Match type: 5 points match with doubling cube
Tournament type: one match for each two players
Maximum number of players per section: 20
Final match type for two players section: 5 points match with doubling cube
Time control: Time: 3 days, Bonus: 3hours, Limit: 10 days, no days off (red signed)

(That means after beginning you have 3 days (72 hours) for your first move. Per your another move, you'll have 3 hours bonus for your other move time. 10 days is limit time for the opponents, after the move of other side.)

Please click to the Tournament addresse and 'feel free to join to any type of Gammon Games'. You are eligible to join, to all Gammon games without restriction, only if you inside of top 10% in any Gammon Games';(for now we have only ten types of Gammon games).


2015 1-2: Top 10% - Faster Backgammoners 2015 1-2

With your join to this Tournament, hope to play good matches and enjoy!

*********************************************

Thank you!

P/S: Don't forget to click to: 2015 1-2 : Top 10% - Faster Backgammoners 2015 1-2
**************************************************************

17. December 2014, 13:18:59
beach 
Subject: looking for players

16. December 2014, 15:32:13
iv2 

15. December 2014, 13:36:03
beach 
Subject: New Tournament
looking for players  Christmas Greetings

13. December 2014, 01:11:01
♥♫βaβyĢіґŁŁє♫♥ 

10. December 2014, 20:35:55
Universal Eyes 

10. December 2014, 11:57:27
iv2 

6. December 2014, 09:28:59
beach 
Subject: new tournament
just need a few more players Holiday Games

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