As the 2019 UK Tour heads towards its final stage, it’s time to announce the line-up for next year’s Tour.
The 2020 Tour starts in its now customary place in West Yorkshire in March, and proceeds over the course of thirteen events for the following nine months. Many of the events will be familiar to you all, but there are a few changes; we won’t be stopping off at Brighton and Worcester next year but we do have three new events; firstly the Midlands Open in the summer, and for the intermediate players there are two one-day intermediate-only tournaments. Our full line-up is:
- March 20-22 – West Yorkshire Open
- April 4 – North West Intermediates
- April 18 – Ealing Intermediates
- May 2-3 – St Albans Open
- May 22-25 – London Open (Masters/Intermediates)
- June 5-7 – Blackpool Imperial Cup
- June 27-28 – Cambridge Open
- July 10-12 – Liverpool Open
- August – Midlands Open
- September 4-6 UK Open, Leamington Spa (Masters/Intermediates)
- October 2-4 Newcastle Open
- October 30-1 Bristol Open (Masters/Intermediates)
- November – Manchester Open
All single-division tournaments and Masters divisions will have capacity for at least 64 players and all intermediate divisions will have at least 32; you’re still encouraged to sign up quickly for your favourite events as places are already filling up at the most popular events!
The rules will be familiar to everyone who’s taken part before – simply do as well as you can at each tournament and your best five scores will combine to give your overall score. Single-division Open events can count for either Tour, Masters and Intermediates events only count towards the relevant tour. If you’re rated higher than 1600 (on average over the last quarter of 2019) then you won’t be able to be part of the Intermediate Tour this year, and of course you need to be a UKBGF member to score points or win TWI places. Full details are available on the Tour pages of the UKBGF website.
There are other events happening this year that are under consideration for the 2021 Tour and we’ll bring you more news as the time approaches. If you’re interested in running a Tour event in future years please get in touch with the Tour Sub-Committee – and many thanks to Steve, Kev and Roger for all their work behind the scenes bringing you this programme.