To welcome in the New Year, the UKBGF is launching two ambitious new events: the UKBGF Online League and the 2021 UKBGF Online Knockout.
Open to UKBGF members only, each event is a fantastic opportunity to play in a competition with players from all over the UK, and hopefully some of our international members. Make no mistake, we are aiming high, and want these events to have as many members participating as possible. Both the league and the knockout are free to enter and will commence in January 2021. Both events will be run this year by David Potter, Tony Lezard, and Andrew Selby.
The UKBGF Online League will be run over quarterly seasons, with groups of 6 players. All matches will be to 11 points, all online, on the site of your choice. However, Backgammon Studio Heroes will be the default where there will be a dedicated event space and pre-set clock settings. Your current UKBGF live rating will determine your first season’s grouping. All matches will be UKBGF rated in the online ratings site.
The 2021 UKBGF Online Knockout will be a single tournament run through the year in parallel to the league but is otherwise separate. Members may therefore choose to enter either or both of these events. The winner of the knockout will receive a bespoke P-40 board and the runner-up a custom board from Erhan 869-BG. Again, all matches will be to 11 points and be UKBGF rated in the online ratings site.
We realise this is only a taster and some details are subject to change. More details on structure, format and prizes will follow in due course, as much will depend on numbers. So please, register now (registration closes on 31st December) and be a part of something great, and something positive to kickstart 2021.