Win your way to the UK Open

The 2015 calendar is already building up a pretty comprehensive selection of tournaments, and we are now delighted to announce that the Blackpool Imperial Cup will also feature as the first Qualifier tournament for the UK Open 2015.

For just £10 entry fee, the Qualifier offers this package for the winner:

  • Registration and entry into the Masters Silver flight at the UK Open (worth at least £175)
  • plus £50 cash
  • plus an official UKBGF polo shirt

The runner-up will also find themselves off to the Ricoh in September with:

  • Registration and entry into the Masters Bronze flight at the UK Open (worth at least £100)

The Imperial Cup weekend is a great weekend and features a whole host of side events as well – for full details visit their website. The tournament is supporting Cancer Research UK, so you’ll be playing for a very good cause as well. As with many tournaments, numbers are strictly limited to 64 – if you want to take part, please don’t delay signing up!

Tournament organisers: Would you like your event to become a UK Open qualifier, either for 2015 or future years? Please get in touch with to discuss with us. We are looking for clubs all round the country to partner with us.

Welcome to Member Number 1! And 2-21 now up for grabs!

To mark the start of UKBGF formally having members, a special auction was held at the recent Scope charity tournament – and the prime lot was the honour of being our first ever member. We are delighted to report that James Ramsey won the auction with a fantastic bid of £1700, becoming Member No. 1 and being granted lifetime membership – as well as helping a very deserving cause.


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A new Club: Launceston, Cornwall

Having observed the relative sparseness of backgammon clubs in some parts of the country in an earlier post, I’m delighted to pass on the news that Cornwall now has its own. Launceston Backgammon Club launches on Thursday 16th April at “Firebrand”  in the town centre, and plans to meet every two weeks after that.

 Organiser Paul Shaw is keeping a blog about the club here and you can find up-to-the-minute news from the club on Twitter at @lansongammon. Please do support the club as they get started, and we wish our youngest organisation every success – we hope we’ll even see some members at the UK Open!

Firebrand Bar - a great venue for a game!
Firebrand Bar – a great venue for a game!