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.
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.
Once again, it’s time for you to start assembling your squads for the UK Clubs Championship! This unique one-day event pits club teams of five players against each other in groups, similar to the World Cup, with the top teams in each group qualifying for the main knockout phase, and all other teams in a consolation knockout – guaranteeing at least five games for everyone.
A quick update about the Blackpool Imperial Cup event in June: All 128 pre registered players should have received an email in the last few days detailing latest information and payment instruction. There is a deadline for payment and we have a growing waiting list. If you have not received the email then let us know asap. Our website http://blackpoolimperialcup.weebly.com/ will be updated on a regular basis and you will be able to check your status in regards to payment and hotel booking. The hotel has been fully booked by us the last few years so it is important to not leave it too late.
Many of you know Guy Haslam from Bone Club boards, who we have a great relationship with. As well as providing the board for one of our side events this year Guy is running a beginners’ event on the Saturday. He is donating a board to the winner so if you know of anyone who would like to be involved in this the details are here on the Bone Club website. The format is simple and flexible and reg/entry are free.
Because the hotel and people of Blackpool have been so welcoming over the years we have decided to choose a local charity, Street Life, to support. If you have any questions you can post here for the benefit of everyone.