Date: 1-3 September 2017
Venue: Coombe Abbey Hotel, Brinklow Road, Binley, Warwickshire CV3 2AB
Tournament Directors: Raj Jansari, Peter Bennet
Venue and Hotel
After three years at the Ricoh Arena, the 2017 UK Open will be held at this stunning new venue, approximately six miles east of Coventry city centre. This historic building was originally a Cistercian abbey dating back to the 12th century and is set in 500 acres of parkland.
Update 22nd June 2017: Coombe Abbey Hotel is now completely full for the night of Saturday 2nd September. Other accommodation options are suggested on the Venue and Hotel page.
Please pre-register now to secure your spot in the 2017 UK Open. No pre-payment is required but please remember to book your hotel accommodation.
IMPORTANT – please note that, except for Beginners and Social players, registration closes at 10am on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Regardless of whether or not you have pre-registered, if you are a Masters or Advanced player you must have arrived at the venue and paid your registration fee, entry fee and any side pool money by this deadline or you will not be included in the tournament draw.
Format and Schedule
Both main flights of the 2017 UK Open – Masters and Advanced – will be full double elimination as last year. Two 1-day Swiss competitions will be held for beginners and less-experienced players (one on Saturday and one on Sunday), with no doubling cube. See Format and Schedule.
Entry and Registration Fees
Go to the Entry and Registration Fees page for costs to enter both main and side events.
Prize Money and Added Prizes
Total return is 100% of entry fees. See Prize Money, Added Prizes and Bonuses for details of added prizes generously provided by Geoffery Parker Games Ltd and by Backgammon Workshop. Win back the cost of your stay at Coombe Abbey in our Early Bird draw.
Total Prize Money at the 2016 UK Open was approximately £25,000
Previous UK OPEN Tournaments
All three previous UK Open Tournaments, in September 2014, September 2015 and May 2016, were held in the Legends Lounge at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE and were sponsored by Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd. The following links may be of interest:
See the UK Open review on the blog, photos by David Startin, a list of Attendees, Challonge brackets for Warm up, Super Jackpot, Masters and Advanced and videos of streamed matches on our YouTube channel.
A report with photos and a list of winners can be found in the UK Open 2015 Round-Up on the blog. For photo albums of the 2015 UK Open and British Backgammon Awards see our Flickr account.
A report with photos and a list of winners can be found in the 2014 UK Backgammon Open report on the blog. More photos can be viewed in David Startin’s Flickr account.