We’re delighted to report the results of stage 1 on the 2019 UK Tour, the West Yorkshire Open:
On Sunday 17th March the last ever Scope Backgammon & Bridge tournament was held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall. It was a fantastic day of fundraising and backgammon and a great success for Scope, raising over £25,000 for its work helping disabled people to lead more independent lives.
We announced the UK Clubs Championships recently, and already demand for that has proved very strong with 12 teams already registered – if you want your club to be represented then do sign up promptly! At the time we also said there would be an individual event the day before, for those who want to make a full weekend of it.
The UK Clubs Championship Individual Event will take place on Saturday 10th August 2019. There will be two flights, Masters and Intermediates (for players with UKBGF rating below 1600, and others subject to the organisers’ discretion). Each is restricted to 32 players.
A brief overview of the methodology of the EUBGF/WBGF Backgammon World Rankings
The relatively recently formed Backgammon World Rankings (BWR) from the EUBGF/WBGF was developed for the purposes of formulating a system to house the results of virtually all tournaments globally to produce an ongoing individual rankings list.
In late January, 24 of our most successful 2018 tournament players gathered at the Shrigley Hall Hotel for the inaugural TWI.
Anticipation quickly turned into expectation as the 16 Masters and 8 Intermediates commenced battle.