Date: 1-3 September 2017
Venue: Coombe Abbey Hotel, Brinklow Road, Binley, Warwickshire CV3 2AB
Tournament Directors: Raj Jansari, Peter Bennet
After three years at the Ricoh Arena, the 2017 UK Open will be held at Coombe Abbey Hotel, 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.
Pre-registration for the 2017 UK Open will commence soon, once details of the tournament format, schedule and entry fees have been finalised. This will be announced on the blog, but note that the main tournaments will commence on the Saturday morning. The Warm Up and Super Jackpot will begin on the Friday evening. All tournaments and side events should be completed by early evening on Sunday 3rd September. For those who want to secure a room in our limited allocation click the ‘Venue’ link above for details of how to book now.
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.