Categories: Tile Games
Dominos is a game of high luck that is often played by very young children but as there is large popularity as a British Pub Game it has managed to be part of the MSO. Although there have been several forms of dominoes played, including one where signals are allowed between partners (normally this would be cheating!), the main version used at the MSO is 5 & 3s. This is regarded as having sufficient skill to warrant its inclusion as an Mind Sports event although there is still a lot of luck.
Dominoes comes in many varieties and there have been 3 versions played at the mind sports olympiad. The most skillful version is dominoes 5s & 3s each player has a hand of six tiles(bones) (seven for singles). The play continues for 3 rounds in each match with an exact target of 61 needed. If a player can play the must play. A domino must match the spots of the end to which it is attached. straight dominoes is just about getting rid of your hand first. Carribean dominoes allows manoeuvres that would normally be cheating with agreed signals between partners. 5s and 3s is now the only version of dominoes played at the MSO. The aim is to total the two open ends to multiples of 3 or 5. One point is obtained for each 3 or 5 exactly in the total giving a maximum of 8 points for a 15. If a player cannot go their opponent carries on playing. ths play stops when one player is out of tiles. Both players show any remaining tiles and then the next hand is shuffled.
You can find out about opportunities to play Dominoes live at the timetable. Please report any external links that have broken or have changed to contain inappropriate material. More information about how tournament play works can be found in clocks and in MSO rules.
MSO Dominoes (Singles) Champions
|2009||Bernard Morgan||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2008||Nigel Wedgeburrow||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2007||Kenneth Ho||Hong Kong||Olympiad Champion|
|2006||Michael Haytack||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2005||Joey Ho||Hong Kong||Olympiad Champion|
|2004||Piero Zama||Italy||Olympiad Champion|
|2003||Trevor Rule||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2002||Nigel Wedgeburrow||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2001||Gary Crane||Scotland||Olympiad Champion|
|2001||Gordon Lloyd||Scotland||Olympiad Champion|
|2000||Nigel Wedgeburrow||England||Olympiad Champion|
|2000||Larry Hands||England||Olympiad Champion|
|1999||Gordon Lloyd||Scotland||Olympiad Champion|
|1999||J. Tuzzio||England||Olympiad Champion|
Full results and other winners can be found in Results.
MSO Dominoes Ranked Players:
MSO Dominoes - 5s & 3s Ranked Players: