Malta is back on the Backgammon Map!

In November 2022, WBIF Live Event and Malta Open will be held in Malta at the Penthouse Conference room at Cavalieri Art Hotel, where you will have a 360″ view of the beautiful Sea.

2 Tournaments in One Weekend!

Will you conquer Malta in November 2022?

We welcome you to a weekend packed with backgammon accompanied by breathtaking panoramic views at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s.

2 tournaments will be held simultaneously, WBIF and Malta Open.
Apart from that you can also try your luck in one of the side events or the super jackpot.

Pack your lucky dice, sun lotion and join the fun!

Backgammon with a View

What is WBIF Final?

With the WBIF Tournament you can play backgammon online and qualify for the Live Final in the sunny island of Malta.

The World Backgammon Internet Federation’s (WBIF) is arranging 3 Online tournaments at wbif.net.
The 40 players who have won the most matches over all 3 online tournaments will qualify for the final event.

What is the Malta Open?

For those that are eliminated from the WBIF tournament after day 2, we offer the chance to participate in the Malta Open. The Open tournament is open for everyone, except for those who are still lucky to be in the WBIF Live Event.

This Live Tournament is separate from WBIF, but held at the same date and venue so you get the chance to have more winning chances.

The Malta Open is a Double Elimination Tournament, where the last 8 men standing will play a single cup tournament for the trophy!

What side events are offered?

Everyone is welcome to join the side events, no matter if you play WBIF, Malta Open, or both.

This super gammon-packed weekend will also offer side events such as a Doubles Consultation tournament, Single Elimination Speed ​​Gammon, Super Jackpot and Mini Jackpots, so there will be plenty of chances to play, enjoy and win!

Cavalieri Art Hotel

The Cavalieri Art Hotel is a four star Hotel set in a quiet and unique location directly overlooking the popular and picturesque St. Julian’s Bay.

The property is also located on the doorstep of the Portomaso Yacht Marina within easy walking distance to the most important points of interest.

The Surroundings

The surrounding attractions include Malta’s most popular nightlife area, the Dragonara Casino and Spinola Bay – the heart of St. Julian’s.

The seafront and beautiful promenade with its many bars, restaurants and shops as well as the main bus routes to Valletta and Sliema and Gozo ferry terminal are all close by.

The View

The style is contemporary, with comfortable furnishings and attractive décor and consists of well-appointed hotel rooms, some of which have full sea views of St. Julian’s Bay.

The Cavalieri Art Hotel faces south and is located on the water’s edge.

6 Reasons to visit Malta

The Reasons You’ll Love It

Sunny Weather

Even though October can bring some rainy weather, most days in Malta are super sunny - all year round. With a sea temperature of an average of 24 degrees Celcius in the fall, one can still enjoy Malta’s many beaches. On top of that, most hotels have inviting swimming pools.

Backgammon action

We offer you a weekend packed with backgammon accompanied with breathtaking panoramic views. 2 tournaments will be held simultaneously, WBIF and Malta Open. Apart from that you can also try your luck in one of the side events or the super jackpot.

Mediterranean Hospitality

The Maltese people are genuinely warm people that will welcome you with open arms. With a population of less than 500,000, it is a safe place with people from all over the world which creates a melting pot of nationalities visiting the island for the terrific atmosphere.

Everything is close by

Since Malta is only 300 km2 in size, everything is close by. The Cavalieri Art Hotel is central in location offering swimming, shopping, and sightseeing just around the corner - and if you want to take a longer tour, taxi rides are very cheap and buses are plentiful.

History & Culture

Malta has been inhabited from around 5900 BC, and everyone from the Romans, Greeks and Arabs, to the French and the British, has done their best to conquer the islands, giving the islands a rich and unique history worth exploring.

The Nightlife

Malta is a small island - packed with entertainment. To Wine and Dine is a way of life. Within walking distance from the tournament venue you will find three casinos open 24h and plenty of bars and restaurants including busy nightclubs.

Cavalieri Art Hotel

Everyone loves looking at beautiful eye candy.

Team Members

Emma Axling

A social player who enjoys a good laugh (and sometimes sings) while playing and hopefully winning, but if not – working on how to not be a sore loser.

Andrea Wirth

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Inga Vigh-Pedersen

Don’t be fooled by her sweet and innocent appearance, this girl will hit your checkers hard to win and has many Danish and international titels under her belt.

Kedde Mathiesen

An institution in Danish and international backgammon – loving to teach and train old and new players the ins and outs of the game.

Claus Elken

The rock of Maltese backgammon who brought the Danish gammon culture to Malta, and often wins his own tournaments and international trophies.

Henning Frick

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Bernhard Mayr

Bernhard is an Austrian enthusiastic WBIF International maestro who creates rocking online tournaments that make you crave encores.

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