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Organizers of PartyGammon Million Backgammon Tournament Confident It Will Be Sold Out

The organizers for the first ever staging of the Million Dollar backgammon Tournament, the PartyGammon.com Million, are happy to announce that they are anticipating a sold-out crowd for the event. The Backgammon Tournament features the largest prize money in the history of Backgammon. The event will take place at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas from January 21-25, 2007 and is getting crowded really fast as the New Year approaches.

The Tournament will feature about 128 players and will consist of online qualifiers and those Backgammon players that directly buy-in to join the tournament. Guaranteed to be the most watched event of the year, Backgammon World Champion Philip Vischjager from the Netherlands has a guaranteed seat. Nick Ballard, the United States' number one player has confirmed his participation in the event in which well-known backgammon players from all over the world are expected to join. Players from Japan, Argentina and Chile are just some of those who have signed up recently for the tournament. The spokesman for PartyGammon.com said that seats for the tournament are being occupied so fast that they predict that they will be sold out. The level of the players in the tournament is definitely noteworthy and it will be interesting to see how the action will develop, especially the matches between the world champions.

The guaranteed $500,000 first prize for the PartyGammon.com Million Tournament will surpass the prize for the World Championship 5 times, with the remaining $500,000 given to the top finishers of the event and the winners of the consolation event.

The event will also be televised all over the world. Backgammon Players will start arriving on January 21, 2007 for the Welcome Cocktail Party and the Calcutta Auction. Besides the main event and the following consolation tournament, there will be many activities to entertain the event's participants. The finals will be on January 25, 2007, soon followed by a Gala Dinner and the Awards Ceremony. Even for those who will not win at the tournament, just participating in the event will be quite an experience.

 

12/31/2006 13:04 PM
Adam Hughes

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