As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to wrap up the biggest UK Tour so far and announce our winners…
December saw the final two events on the 2019 Tour. First of all there was the BMAB Christmas tournament – normally BMAB events are truncated round robins where your opponents are known from the start; because this was a special one for the tour the format changed somewhat to be a five-round Swiss with room for 32 players, matches lengthened to 13 points to give the same amount of play as a normal BMAB weekend, essentially guaranteeing a straight knockout for the top place and a final against one other undefeated player in the fifth round. [Read more…]
As the 2019 UK Tour heads towards its final stage, it’s time to announce the line-up for next year’s Tour.
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.