Date: 30 August – 1 September 2019
Venue: Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6RN
Tournament Directors: Peter Bennet and Raj Jansari
We are also delighted to announce the following additional team members: Mark Calderbank (directing the Intermediate Tournament), Paul Plumptre (Social Swiss) and Máté Fehér (match streaming)
Follow the links below for more information. Note that some details are not yet finalised and several pages are still under construction. These will be completed as soon as possible.
We have secured an incredible value package deal for players…an all-inclusive full-board daily rate of as little as £75 per player! See the Venue and Hotel page for more details.
After two years at Coombe Abbey, and following mixed feedback from players, we have found a new venue which offers the best of all worlds. Woodland Grange has a rich heritage dating back to Victorian times with contemporary facilities ranging from complimentary, superfast internet access to a state-of-the-art fitness room, sauna and jacuzzi.
Format and Schedule
Please note that what was previously called the ‘Advanced‘ flight has been renamed ‘Intermediate‘ this year for consistency with other UKBGF Tour events.
The Intermediate flight will be a qualifying Swiss on day 1, followed by Main and Consolation knockouts on day 2 (the same as the ‘Advanced’ flight last year). The format of the Masters flight has not yet been finalised but it is likely to revert to double elimination. It will not be a Main/Progressive Consolation format. Full details will appear here shortly.
Satellites and 1-pointers will begin the event on the afternoon of Friday 30th August, including a Friday Freeroll, followed by the UKBGF Annual General Meeting at a time to be announced.
The tournament is expected to be completed by early evening on Sunday 1st September.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register stating whether you wish to enter the Masters or Intermediate flight. See the Registration page for more information, including eligibility to play in a particular flight. Masters players: please also tell us if you want to play in the Super Jackpot, starting Friday evening, which will be limited to 32 players.
If required, please also remember to book your hotel accommodation.
IMPORTANT – Masters and Intermediate players must be present at the venue with all registration and entry fees paid by 10am on Saturday 31st August 2019.
Entry and Registration Fees
Full details of all Entry and Registration fees for both the Main and side events will appear here shortly. There will be no increase in registration fees this year, and they will include hot drinks and snacks throughout each day for all registered players, whether or not they are staying at Woodland Grange.
Prize Money and Added Prizes
Total return is 100% of entry fees. Details of sponsors and prize money allocation to follow.
Lists of pre-registered players for all flights can be found here. UK Open attendees from all five previous years are also listed.
Online Brackets and Match Streaming
We will again be streaming selected matches via our dedicated UKBGF channel
Internet speed and streaming reliability promise to be much improved at the new venue, and Máté Fehér is an acknowledged expert in this field.