A registration fee of $40 is required. Registration fee is only $10 for players entering our Newcomer Division.
Steve Brown Memorial Tournament
A special event to remember our good friend and universally respected player Steve Brown. $500 added money by Steve's wife Terri Fishel plus $1,500 added by the Viking Backgammon Classic tournament.
$100 entry, 80% return
$50 side pool, 95% return
Odin bust trophy
Riverboat Chouette Cruise
Start your tournament out right with a Mississippi River cruise. Sip on 2 for 1 margaritas and snack on a complimentary taco bar. Opportunity to chouette or just enjoy the scenery.
Meet at tournament hotel for rideshare at 4 pm
Boarding at 5 p.m. Cruise 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
$35, you may purchase a ticket through our registration form.
All attendees with cars are encouraged to meet at the tournament hotel to share your car with those needing transportation.
Boarding is on Harriet Island, 205 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55107 More info and directions
MAIN EVENTS - AMERICAN BACKGAMMON TOUR
Main events are eligible for American Backgammon Tour (ABT) master points. Open, advanced and intermediate tournaments will be double elimination with progressive consolation. Newcomer format depends on number of entries.
Grand Crystal Beaver XXII
Previously held in Illinois, the Grand Crystal Beaver has a permanent home in Minnesota. Now twenty-two years running! Qualifier entries will play an additional round on Thursday.
$500 direct entry (or $250 qualifier), 90% Return
$200 side pool, 95% Return
Prestigious Grand Crystal Beaver trophy
* Two-time winners - † Three-time winner
Assemble your powerful forces by sea. Raid and plunder in style.
13 points. No first round byes in this high-equity event.
$1,000 entry, 95% return
2020 Longship event not held
2019 Ray Fogerlund (NV)
2018 Roberto Litzenberger (VA)
2017 Ray Fogerlund (NV)
FOR THE SLAIN
Valhalla Open, Advanced and Intermediate
A Valkyrie leads fallen fighters to Valhalla. Do not fret, honorable warriors find solace in the afterlife. A special side event for players who get eliminated from the main and ABT events on Sunday.
$100 open /$50 advanced /$20 intermediate entry, 85% return
Valkyrie Goblet trophy
MIXED LEVEL EVENTS
$500 Added Money as a USBGF National Championship Regional Qualifier
Let Frigga, the wife of Odin and queen of Asgard, help you warm up and get battle ready.
$60 entry, 85% return
$60 Open side pool/$40 Advanced side pool/$20 Intermediate side pool. 95% return
The Friday Frigga is a USBGF National Championship Qualifier event. The USBGF member who goes the furthest, receives USBGF added money and qualifies for entry into the 2022 USBGF National Championship.
Gammon Stuff Board Tournament
The victorious first place warrior will receive a custom hand-crafted FTH backgammon board courtesy of Gammon Stuff.
FTH backgammon board, first place
$500, second place estimated (based on 16 entrants)
$50 side pool, 95% return
Gourmet feast worthy of a hard fighting warrior. Take a break on Sunday and enjoy dinner with your directors.
FOR THE TIRELESS WARIOR