Moving an event to a new venue is always a worry. No matter how carefully you check the place out beforehand, you don’t really know whether there are going to be any nasty surprises until the weekend of the tournament.
Tim Cross writes:
The UK Open saw the announcement of the new UK Backgammon Captain and the British Backgammon Awards.
Last weekend’s UK Open produced a whole lot of winners – including a very familiar face to start us off!
We’re pleased to announce the winners from the Brighton Summer Open – congratulations to all!
Last year I incautiously mentioned to a few players that my club (North East Backgammon Association, aka NEBA) were minded to host the 2019 UK Clubs Championship. Several of those I used as a sounding board expressed caution that holding the event in the Far North would be a deterrent and we would be challenged to match the attendance of previous years. I am therefore very grateful to my NEBA colleague, Keith Gill, for recommending York University as a possible venue and for making many site visits to check on its viability, suitability of the proposed playing room, facilities and likely costs.