We’re delighted to announce the winners of the British Backgammon Awards, which were presented at the start of Sunday’s play at the UK Open. We had a lot of nominees and all have made significant contributions to the game – and it was difficult to make choices!
One of the UKBGF’s projects has been to develop a set of tournament rules which meets a number of goals – to be compatible with other European federations, to make the tournament experience be as enjoyable as possible both for competitors and directors, and to be a model set which all UK tournament organisers and clubs will be happy to adopt. The Board has appointed a Rules Committee, to consider changes and maintain the rulebook. Anyone can submit suggestions – simply mail them in – and revisions will be published regularly.
Our blogger may have “choked and tanked” but our star at the World Championships in Monte Carlo is surely Eric McAlpine who finished in third place – losing in the fighter’s final to eventual runner up Sergey Erokin. The final was streamed live and I’m sure those watching will agree the final few rolls were a cruel way for a great campaign to end.
With just 9 days to go, we are on course for a second successful UK Open at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. If you are coming to the UK Open, or thinking of coming, you need to read the following update…