2014 UKBGF Elections Launched!

election-candidates

Voting is now Open, and will close at 10pm GMT on 14th December.

Fifteen candidates await your votes; seven of these will be elected:

Jon Barnes
Peter Bennet
Michelle Ford
Julia Hayward
Raj Jansari
Tim Line
Eric Maillebiau
Roxanna Maynard
Eric McAlpine
Simon Morecroft
Jason Pack
Graham Read
Tariq Siddiqi
Ian Tarr
Sean Williams

Each of these players has decided to stand for election to the UKBGF Board and you can read all their self-nomination statements on the Elections page.

Voting is now open, so when you are ready to cast your votes, click here to be transferred to SurveyMonkey.

 Individual votes are not public and will never be made public; however the election arbiter (Julian Fetterlein) has access to voter submissions for verification purposes.

Please Note:
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Finalised UKBGF Election Process

As a result of feedback received from players about the proposed voting process for the new UKBGF board, a number of changes have been made.  The final amended process is described below.

As previously announced, following the success of the 2014 UK Open the current UKBGF board feel that the time is right to move to a 100% elected federation. We want the UKBGF to be fully democratic and to be owned and represented by its members. The new UKBGF Board will decide the future constitution of the organisation, membership criteria, dues and all other aspects of the UKBGF although it is initially envisaged that the first elected board will sit for two years. The following process and timetable will be used to elect the new UKBGF board…
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Elections for New UKBGF Board

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Following the success of the 2014 UK Open the current UKBGF board feel that the time is right to move to a 100% elected federation. We want the UKBGF to be fully democratic and to be owned by and represented by its members. The new UKBGF Board will decide the future direction of the organisation, membership criteria, dues and all other aspects of the UKBGF. We are proposing the following process and timetable…

Proposed Process

6th October to 19th October: Feedback on the proposed voting process.
19th – 28th October: Voting process finalised in light of comments received.
29th October: Final process emailed to mailing lists and posted online.
29th October to 9th November: Self-nominations submitted.
14th November to 14th December: Voting.
15th December: Voting Closes. Results announced.

We currently propose that anyone may self-nominate to be a member of the board.

To nominate yourself you need to submit answers to the following 5 questions (each answer may be no longer than 500 words).
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The 2014 UK Backgammon Open Report

2014 UK Open in the Ricoh Legends Lounge

2014 UK Open in the Ricoh Legends Lounge

Over 140 players attended the UK Open at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry over the weekend of 19-21st September. The tournament was ably directed by John Wright and Phil Tutchings, with assistance from Ian Tarr. The consensus of the majority of players was that the event was a great success, and the question I was asked most frequently was “When’s the next one?”
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Backgammon Proficiency Test & International Team Challenge at UK Open

Mochy conducting Backgammon Proficiency Exam

We are delighted to confirm that #1 Giant of Backgammon Masayuki “Mochy” Mochizuki will be presenting his Backgammon Proficiency Test starting at 6pm on Friday 19th September – the first day of the UK Open Championship, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. This test will follow the UK v Japan Team Challenge, in which our home team of Lawrence Powell, Julian Fetterlein and Raj Jansari will do battle against the Japanese Giants: Akiko Yazawa (current World Backgammon Champion), Michy (World #2) and Mochy himself. The full weekend schedule for the UK Open can be found here.
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