It takes both skill and a bit of good fortune to win a tournament. Next year we will be launching the UKBGF UK Tour to identify the most consistent performers, as well as taking top-flight backgammon right around the UK. Eight tournaments, eight cities, three trophies, but only one ultimate winner. A mixture of one-day and two-day, single-elimination, double-elimination and world-cup-style tournaments, supported by some of our leading clubs.
We start off in January in Brighton, then over the course of the year we visit St Albans for their first Open, the UK Open in Coventry, long-standing favourites Blackpool, Liverpool and London, then to Bristol and finishing up in Manchester for the final round. There is no separate fee for entering the Tour, just sign up at the individual events you want to play at. Some will be offering reduced entry rates for UKBGF members.
Each tournament awards Tour Points to members who take part – your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to collect as many as you can from four events… if you want to play at more then so much the better, and your best four results will count. However, you can only do so as a member, so if you haven’t joined up already, you’d better get a move on!
We are anticipating a lot of demand and some tournaments have limits on the numbers attending, so make sure you book early wherever possible!