WSOB

Season 2010 Episode 03.20.10

*****Final, Nordic Open, World Series of Backgammon

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- fancy playing the WSOB online? play with us at www.playwsob.com visit us at www.worldseriesofbackgammon.com It's the final of the record field 2008 WSOB Nordic Open. 153 players entered the main event held at the Marienlyst Hotel and Casino, Helsingor in Denmark. Nordic Open is the second event on the WSOB 2008 tour, preceded by the first UK Masters which saw a world class field of 123 players enter the Main Event held at the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Squ. The final stop is Cannes followed immediately by the WSOB Championship, a 16 player 3 point shootout for €160,000. At stake is Denmark is over €100,000 in prize money, the WSOB Gold Cube and a €10,000 value entry to the WSOB Championship, to be held in Cannes in July that year. GUS HANSEN and JOHN CLARK are in the commentary box with guest contributions from 'world number one', FAFALEL. New Yorker JESSIE CANTRELL hosts. Production Note Having developed the concept of televised backgammon over a couple of years; we took several steps forward in Denmark in terms of look, feel, layers and screen set-up whilst massively improving the technical qualify recording HD and tapeless and editing on Final Cut Pro; at the time a unique technical set-up. Graphics were developed with Chris Izatt, one of Europe's leading graphic deisgner/ programmers (with his company Voo Graphics) creating a very high quality image and much cleaner look and feel for the unique split-screen presentation. Chris also designed the electronic design to reproduce the clock timings on screen.moreless

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