Date: 30 August – 1 September 2019
Venue: Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6RN
Tournament Directors: Peter Bennet and Raj Jansari
We are also delighted to announce the following additional team members: Mark Calderbank (Intermediate TD), Rose Pfeffer-Ward (Assistant TD), Paul Plumptre (Social Swiss TD) and Máté Fehér (Match Streaming)
Follow the links below for more information.
We have secured an incredible value package deal for players…an all-inclusive full-board daily rate of as little as £75 per player! See the Venue and Hotel page for more details.
After two years at Coombe Abbey, and following mixed feedback from players, we have found a new venue which offers the best of all worlds. Woodland Grange has a rich heritage dating back to Victorian times with contemporary facilities ranging from complimentary, superfast internet access to a state-of-the-art fitness room, sauna and jacuzzi.
Format and Schedule
For details and timings of all events see the Format and Schedule page.
Please note that what was previously called the ‘Advanced‘ flight has been renamed ‘Intermediate‘ this year for consistency with other UKBGF Tour events.
The Intermediate flight will be a qualifying Swiss on day 1, followed by Main and Consolation knockouts on day 2 (the same as the ‘Advanced’ flight last year). This flight is strictly limited to 64 players and is now full with a waiting list. See the Registration page if you wish to go on the Intermediate waiting list.
The Masters flight this year will revert to a double elimination format spread over Saturday and Sunday.
The Social Swiss comprises two separate competitions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, intended for inexperienced or social players who are not familiar with the use of the doubling cube. Each of these competitions is expected to be completed by late afternoon on the same day.
Action begins at 1pm on Friday 30th August with 8-player satellites for Masters and Intermediate, 1-pointers, a Friday Freeroll, and Speedgammon (subject to demand) followed by the UKBGF Annual General Meeting at the provisional time of 5pm.
The Masters and Intermediate tournaments are expected to be completed by early evening on Sunday 1st September.
See the Registration page for details of how to register for the Masters, or be placed on the waiting list for the Intermediates. This page also includes guidance on eligibility to play in a particular flight. Masters players: please also tell us if you want to play in the Super Jackpot, starting Friday evening, which will be limited to 32 players.
If required, please also remember to book your hotel accommodation.
IMPORTANT – Masters and Intermediate players must be present at the venue with all registration and entry fees paid by 10am on Saturday 31st August 2019.
Entry and Registration Fees
Details of all Entry and Registration fees for both the Main and side events appear here. There will be no increase in registration fees this year, and they will include hot drinks and snacks throughout each day for all registered players, whether or not they are staying at Woodland Grange.
Prize Money and Added Prizes
Total return is 100% of entry fees. See Prize Money, Added Prizes and Bonuses for details of prize money allocation and added prizes from sponsors.
Lists of pre-registered players for all flights, as well as the waiting list for the Intermediate flight, can be found here. UK Open attendees from all five previous years are also listed.
Online Brackets and Match Streaming
We will again be streaming selected matches via our dedicated UKBGF channel
Internet speed and streaming reliability promise to be much improved at the new venue, and Máté Fehér is an acknowledged expert in this field.