Added Prizes from Geoffrey Parker Games
In addition to the prize money detailed below, our generous sponsor, Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd, has announced the following additional prizes for the highest placed Premium UKBGF member in each flight (Social Swiss winners need only be Basic members to qualify).
Masters – £2000 voucher redeemable against a bespoke board of your choice. In the event of a tie (if the winner of the UK Open is not a UKBGF member and two or more Premium Members reach the same advanced stage of the tournament) then there will be a play-off for the board.
Advanced – A Parker Professional Roll-up board. Ties will be treated in the same way as for the Masters.
Social Swiss – A very special UKBGF doubling cube for each winner
Only UKBGF Premium and Founder members will be eligible to receive one of these added prizes in the Masters and Advanced flights. To be eligible you must join the UKBGF before the draw. This may not be possible in the pre-tournament rush to register, so join online now.
Added Prizes from Backgammon Workshop
Backgammon Workshop is a backgammon tuition service run by Professional UK players launched on 1st July 2017. They have generously donated a lesson each for the two UKBGF members who are the highest placed finishers in the Advanced flight. These members may be Premium, Basic or Junior and must have joined the UKBGF before the tournament draw.
Added Early Bird Bonuses for UKBGF Members
All UKBGF members (whether Basic, Premium or Founder) who are staying at Coombe Abbey Hotel during the tournament, and who have booked their room by 31st May 2017, will be entered in a draw with the following prizes:
First prize: two nights free accommodation (at the UKBGF rate) in a standard twin or double room during the tournament for 1 or 2 persons, including breakfast.
Second prize: as above but for one night (Saturday 2nd September).
Third prize: a £50 voucher for use in the restaurant at Coombe Abbey.
The random draw for these prizes will be conducted on Saturday 2nd September and players must be entered in the tournament (any flight) to be eligible to win a prize. They must also be current UKBGF members between 31st May and 2nd September 2017. The players in whose names rooms are booked, taken from the rooming list supplied by the hotel as at close of business on 31st May, will be the ones entered in the draw. A player may only win one prize in the draw.
Allocation of Prize Money
Total prize money for the Masters and Advanced Flights, as well as for all side events, is the sum of all the entry fees and pools (except for satellites – see Entry Fees).
Prize money will be allocated as follows:
|Masters (exc pools)||Advanced (in pool)||Other*|
|Abbey Cup Winner||10%||10%||-|
|Abbey Cup Finalist||5%||5%||-|
*OTHER includes the three Masters pools (see Entry Fees), the Masters and Advanced Abbey Cup side pools, the Warm Up, both 1-pointers, Consultation Doubles, Speedgammon and the Super Jackpot, but not satellites or 4-8 player jackpots which are ‘Winner takes all’. For further explanation of entry levels in the Masters and Advanced flights, see Format and Schedule.