9th Leuven Backgammon Open, Sun 12 Nov 2017

The Brasserie De Abdijmolen is the venue of the 8th Leuven Open backgammon tournament on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
9th Leuven Backgammon Open
Sunday, 12th November 2017
9:00-19:00
Brasserie De Abdijmolen
Abdij van Park 4
3001 Heverlee
Belgium
Please register by the online registration form.
Reduced fee (€25) if you pay not later than October 31. After that date, the fee is €27 (payment not later than November 7) or €30, to be paid in cash the day itself.

[NL] Beste vrienden van het Backgammon,

De Backgammon Club Leuven vzw kondigt met genoegen de 9e editie aan van de Leuven Backgammon Open, dit jaar op zondag 12 november 2017. Zoals vorig jaar spelen we in de Brasserie De Abdijmolen te Heverlee (Leuven). De Abdijmolen is ideaal gelegen aan de rand van het Leuvense stadscentrum en op de domeinen van de prachtig gerestaureerde Abdij van Park. Naast het traditionele toernooi (Zwitsers formaat, 7 rondes, 5-punt matches) wint de club met de meeste overwinningen per speler de Fonske challenge. Voor de gevorderde speler organizeren we een PR competitie genaamd Vesalius Challenge. Meer details hieronder. We kijken uit naar je deelname!


[FR] Chers amis, chères amies, de backgammon,

Le Backgammon Club Leuven asbl est fière d’annoncer la 9è édition du Leuven Backgammon Open, qui aura lieu le dimanche 12 novembre 2017 dans la très belle Brasserie de Abdijmolen à Heverlee (Leuven). La Brasserie Abdijmolen se situe juste à l’extérieur du périphérique de Louvain, dans le magnifique domaine de l’Abbaye du Parc (Abdij van’t Park). En plus du tournoi traditionnel (format suisse, 7 tours, matches à 5 points), le club ayant le plus grand nombre de victoires par joueur remportera le Fonske Challenge. Et les joueurs avancés pourront se comparer dans une compétition basée sur leur niveau de performance (PR: Performance Rating) appelée Vesalius challenge. Pour plus de détails, voir ci-dessous. Au plaisir de pouvoir vous accueillir nombreux !


[EN] Dear Backgammon friends,

The Backgammon Club Leuven vzw is pleased to announce the 9th Leuven Backgammon Open on Sunday, 12th November 2017 in the beautiful Brasserie de Abdijmolen in Heverlee (Leuven). The Abdijmolen is ideally situated on the outskirts of Leuven City Centre in Heverlee next to the beautifully restored abbey Abdij van Park. Besides the traditional tournament (Swiss format, 7 rounds, 5-point matches), the club scoring the most victories per player will win the Fonske Challenge. Advanced players can join the PR competition called Vesalius challenge. For details, see below. We’re looking forward to your participation!


Leuven Backgammon Open – Schedule

Brasserie de Abdijmolen (Heverlee)09:00 Welcome: breakfast and coffee
10:00 Rounds 1 to 3
13:30 Lunch
14:00 Rounds 4 to 7
18:30 Prize award
19:00 Dinner (optional)

Main tournament

Swiss format, 7 rounds, 5-point matches.
Clock: Bronstein, 10 minutes bank time plus 12 seconds per move.

Fonske challenge

By Satyajeet Bhonsale (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Fonske is the name of the statue of the book-reading, beer-spilling student at the Rector De Somerplein in the city of Leuven. Following the example of the ‘Brugse Zotten’, Fonske challenges backgammon clubs in Belgium to show what they are worth and compete for a ‘Fonske surprise’, in addition to eternal fame and glory. [Rules Fonske Challenge]

Vesalius challenge

Andreas Vesalius
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) was a Brabançon anatomist starting his career at the University of Leuven. He is celebrated for his contributions to the study of human anatomy, based on the dissection of human bodies. In the same way, we will subject your matches to a scrupulous post mortem analysis carried out by the sharpest electronic knife available. The more accurately you play, the more you can gain. [Rules Vesalius challenge]

Prizes

Cool, fun, and tasty prizes!

Registration

Please register by the online registration form.

Registration fee:

  • €25 if paid not later than October 31
  • €27 if paid not later than November 7
  • €30 if paid on the day of the tournament

Included in the fee:

    • At arrival: coffee, tea, juice, water, viennoiseries
    • Lunch: soup, sandwiches, coffee
    • Participation in the main tournament and the Fonske challenge

Please pay the registration fee in cash to Eric Aries or Johan Segers or by bank transfer:

Backgammon Club Leuven vzw
Oudebaan 126
3360 Bierbeek
BE45 7360 1683 2089

 

On behalf of the Backgammon Club Leuven vzw,
Eric, Henri, Johan, Marc and Nader
BackgammonClubLeuven@gmail.com
+32 (0)494 294460 (Johan)