Once again, it’s time for clubs around the country to start assembling your squads for the 2018 UK Clubs Championship! This unique one-day event pits teams of five players against each other in groups, similar to the World Cup, with the top teams in each group qualifying for the main knockout phase, and all other teams in a consolation knockout – guaranteeing at least five games for everyone. There are cash prizes for the winners and runners-up in both flights plus the Tutchings Trophy – named after Phil Tutchings, who was instrumental in creating and running the event in its early years.
Mike Snowdon writes:
Two of the leading backgammon players in the world will visit Newcastle next month.
As the Charity Challenge 2017 reaches its final stages, it’s time to start signing up for this year’s Online Championship. It’s free to enter for all members, and there will be four trophies up for grabs. Last year we had a record number of entries at 90 – there’s no upper limit so let’s try and break that again!
“But didn’t you recently tell us about the Newcastle Open 2017?” Well, yes we did, but with fixture congestion in the autumn the UK Tour returns to the North East in the spring. And there are just 21 places still up for grabs (at the time of writing – don’t rely on that remaining the same in the next few days).
Just before Christmas we featured Backgammon in Ealing and their partnership with Harris + Hoole coffee shops. We’re delighted to announce that they are supporting hopefully the first of many tournaments, the Harris + Hoole Cup 2018.