Ouisen, which started in 1994, is one of the four major Backgammon titles in Japan. A diverse group of foreign players participating in this prestigious event. Defeating many of the top Japanese players is the path one must follow to win the Championship. 2018 marks the 25th Ouisen Tournament. We are proud that the game of Backgammon has become such a tradition in Japan while its popularity continues to grow.
Japan is most beautiful in the Fall. October is the premier month for sightseeing as the leaves gradually change from one color to the next. Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic games. With open hearts, we welcome you to visit Japan and join us for this long-running tradition.
A certificate will be awarded to the winners of every division. The Championship-class winner will receive a monetary prize. (¥200,000 will be added in honor of Tsuyoshi Minakami) The Intermediate and beginner-class tournaments do not have a monetary prize for winners. Instead, They will receive a luxury backgammon board and/or other unique prizes.
Ouisen 2018 will be based on a double elimination system where 8 players will qualify for the final rounds. A player losing in the main has a second chance in the progressive fighter’s bracket before being eliminated from the tournament. The final 8 players (4 from main and 4 from fighters bracket) qualify for the final rounds. The final rounds will be played as a normal cup system.
Main: All matches are played to 15p
Second chance: All matches are played to 9p
Final Rounds: Matches are played to 15, the Final match is played to 17p
1/8 ￥7,500, 1/4 ￥15,000
|Intermediate||￥6,000, Only First day (￥3000), Only Second day(￥4000)|
|Masters（over 50years old）||￥10,000|
|Friday, “Oct” 5th|
World Championship Celebration, Akiko YAzawa
|Saturday, “Oct” 6th|
|10:00||Start Registration for SJP, Satellite tournament for Championship and Intermediate|
|10:30||Registration for Beginner(Day1) start|
|15:30||Registration for Championship close|
|16:00||Registration for the Intermediate close, Start Championship|
|Sunday, “Oct” 7th|
|10:30||Registration for Beginner(Day2) start|
|13:30||Registration for Doubles and Masters close|
|14:00||Start Doubles and Masters|
|Monday, “Oct” 8th|
|10:00||Start Championship, Intermediate|
|10:40||Registration for Last chance close|
Tournament Organizer: Masato Nagao
Mobile: +81(0)90 6885 3218
1-32-8, Ikegami, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 146-0082, Japan Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Th2zDL2duUE2