Eleven down, two to go… the UK Tour entered the final straight with Manchester being the last 64-player main event of the season.
With two-stage tournaments commonplace, one thing tournament directors have to live with – and most players dread – is the Play Off, and its sibling the Tie Break.
Many congratulations to all the winners in Bristol!
- Winner: Stuart Mann
- Finalist: Almir Vazjovic
- 3rd: Tim Cross
- 4th: Mike Levi
It’s been running quietly away for most of the year – but we finally have a winner in our Online Championship!
A huge performance by Sebastian Wilkinson – played eighteen, won fifteen, with an average PR of 3.77 – and a thoroughly well deserved title.
Tim Parfitt writes:
We have just completed the initial season of the new Brighton Premier League which started with 32 players split into four groups of eight. We had a few drop outs over the first couple of weeks as players new to any formal Backgammon decided that they could not commit to the time schedule. We managed quite quickly to replace with a few substitutes and completed the 3 month season with a staggering 30 players.
All bar 3 matches were completed out of a possible 112 (97.3%) – not too bad for a new undertaking.