Places are filling up fast, the cup is now half full in terms of maximum number, and with 3 of the top 10 on the UKBGF ratings list having registered so far the strength of the brew is at least a 4 or 5 on the Taylor’s of Harrogate scale.
Furthermore, though you may balk at the idea of any more sugar after the festive break you can now get 10% off your coffee and anything else at Harris + Hoole coffee shops.
New discount cards, a legacy of Backgammon in Ealing’s (BGiE) teaming up with H+H in 2017 to promote the game locally, are now ready and can be picked up from me, Darren Woodcock or Peter Bennet. I will try and get some cards out to various London backgammon clubs over the next few weeks but if you would like some of the cards sent out to you for distribution at your club just let me know.
We encourage you to join this year’s tournament of course, but it is not required to get hold of the cards, we have many to spare.
Don’t forget, all matches in the cup will be UKBGF rated and given the group stage format before the knockout phase, every player should be guaranteed at least six 9 pt. matches!
There is still time to enter. Deadline to register is 27 February. This year entry is £30. 100% returned as prizes, 80/20 winner/runner-up, with added money generously provided by BGiE. Additionally there is an optional £50 side pool.
For further details on how to register, the rules, the format, and the prizes, email John McNeill [email@example.com]. Don’t miss out!