Like London buses, you wait for some tournament announcements and today you get three…
P-40 and Gammon Village Sponsor a new live event in London – and registration is open to UKBGF members!
Backgammonlondon, run by David Potter and Andrew Selby are delighted to announce that Registration is open for The London Masters 2022.
Sponsored by P-40 and Gammon Village, this “Live” event is open for anyone able to play their matches in and around London. (Default anywhere within Zone 3). You do not have to live in London to take part, but accept that the default location (if not agreed between players) is within this area.
Open to 64 players, this will be a UKBGF Rated event and starts on January 1st, 2022.
Initially you are randomly drawing within groups of 4 players, playing everyone once in 13-point matches.
The top two players advance to the P-40 knockout, the bottom two players to the Gammon Village Knockout. (Head-to-Head will be applied in the event of tied points.)
You will have 8 weeks to play your 3 group matches and the knock-out allows approximately 3 weeks per round to play within.
The winners of each event will win a P-40 board of their own design, and a Wycliffe Board respectively, while the runners up will also be rewarded with Silverman Boards.
The entry fee for the event is £55, however please also note that aside from funding the prizes etc. the individual group winners will be returned £50, the runner-up £30 and the third-place player £20!
Optional side pools with 100% return are also available to all players.
At the time of writing, we are already pre-registered to nearly half the field so please be quick.
We both hope this is a pre-cursor to creating UKBGF rated live matches in a mixed environment of league and knock-out that will add real value to the “London” calendar. As ever please feel free to contact us at www.backgammonlondon.com for further information on this event and other offerings coming up.
Mark Adkins and Andrew Selby join forces to create BMABUK
We are delighted to confirm that BMAB will now be available on an even more regular basis , with the addition of London to the calendar. Mark and Andrew have set up a new website at www.bmabuk.com , and the full details and calendar of events are visible for all.
Mark has two remaining events in 2021 , held, as always, at the Best Western Hotel in Long Eaton on September 25th & 26th and November 27th & 28th
The inaugural BMAB London is to be held at The Melia White House on the weekend of Jan 22nd & 23rd.
Note that all events are now likely to be not only UKBGF Rated, but also World Ranked in the new WBGF Ratings , as well as being submitted to BMAB for rating.
Andrew is further offering the opportunity for anyone who is technically proficient to work with him in organising the BMAB London events – this would be a paid opportunity, and please do not hesitate to put yourself forward by contacting him directly. (details on the website)
This collaboration is a further recognition of the growing expansion of the game to all ends of the UK, while creating a wonderful opportunity for players of all levels to improve their game under the sternest of examinations among many of our best players. Added to the fact that this is an opportunity of reaching higher status and rankings in both the UK and the World Rated systems.
Feel free to visit the website and register your interest or join the ever-growing number attending BMAB events.
Regular monthly live play returns to Central London
Andrew Selby, on behalf of Backgammonlondon, is delighted to confirm that he will be hosting at The Ambassador Bloomsbury Hotel the return of Central London’s regular monthly live backgammon evenings.
Home of The London Open, this well located venue is directly opposite Euston Station and within walking distance of Kings Cross / St. Pancras and Bloomsbury Underground. Doors will open from 5pm, Thursday 23rd and the evening will offer two formats:
- Groups of 6 player Swiss events – free entry and optional side-pools with 100% returns.
- At 7pm a 9 point knock-out – £50 entry and optional side-pools of £50, again 100% returns.
- All matches will be UKBGF Rated and entered into the Rankings.
Please note we will not be charging any entry fee, just a moral obligation to request you please buy a drink from the bar to support the venue. I look forward to seeing some of you for the first time in over a year, and, as ever, please visit our main website for more information on this or our many other events coming up !