The Festival of UK Backgammon was originally scheduled for mid-April 2021 but sadly it was then postponed due to Covid-19. Now it’s back on the calendar for April 2022 and John Wright invites all UK clubs and individuals to come and enjoy a full weekend of backgammon for players of all abilities, including the hugely popular UK Clubs Championship. Register now before this is opened up to second teams!
Preparations for this year’s Festival of UK Backgammon, incorporating the 2022 UKBGF Clubs Championship on the final day, are well under way. This is a three-day event, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April, at the Liner hotel in the heart of Liverpool.
Starting Friday at midday the backgammon action will be non-stop until the Sunday evening with a whole variety of events to cater for all abilities and pockets.
The UK Clubs Championship, one of the best-attended annual UK backgammon competitions of recent years, will take place on the Sunday and all 32 slots are expected to be filled. The entry cost will be held at £150 (£50 registration/£100 entry) per 5-player team, the same as 3 years ago in York, and we currently have 15 teams provisionally entered. All UK clubs have 14 days from now to register before we open up to “second teams”.
We are also hosting a 32-team UK Doubles Championship on the Saturday which also requires pre-registration.
Subject to demand, we are trying out a new side event called “Festival Sixes” which is aimed at money players. The cost of entry is £200 (plus £10 registration) but that can be increased if required. In each group of six players, all play all in a round robin with each of the fifteen head-to-head matches worth £40. The top two players will then play each other for the remainder of the prize pool: £450/£150. You must register in advance for this event.
We are also holding an individual knockout tournament on the Sunday for any players wishing to attend who are not involved in the club event.
The hotel is just a one-minute walk up the side of Liverpool’s main Lime Street Station and we have a deal on a limited number of rooms – details are on our website.
For further details of all Festival events, and to pre-register, please visit:
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Or you can speak with me directly on 07931 553829
We hope all UK players will attend and support this event.