From 2014 to 2017 the UK Open was organised and underwritten by the UKBGF. Subsequently the UKBGF Board invited anyone who wanted to run a future UK Open to email their proposal by 30th September of the preceding year to email@example.com In the event of competing bids, the Board would consider the relative merits of the bids and appoint an organiser by 31st October.
In 2018 and 2019 the UK Open has been organised and directed by Peter Bennet and Raj Jansari along with a team of assistant TDs. Peter and Raj have run the UK Open on their own account, but under a licence granted by the UKBGF. Nothing has yet been agreed for the 7th or subsequent UK Open Tournaments (from 2020).
From 2020 onwards, bids are invited to run this prestigious event, and anyone who is interested is welcome to observe the running of the 2019 UK Open. Interested parties may also contact the UKBGF Board at any time by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or for discussions, prior to submitting a bid. Bids to run the 2020 Open must be received not later than 30th September 2019 and should be as detailed as possible.
A bid should include some form of licence fee to be paid by the successful bidder to the UKBGF and/or member benefits which the bidder will incorporate in the tournament structure. The level of fees or benefits are to be decided by the bidder. However it must be understood that this process is not an auction: the most important consideration is the bidder’s positive vision for the tournament.
The UKBGF Board (excluding any Board members also bidding) will consider all bids to run the 2020 UK Open which have been submitted by the deadline. The winning bidder will be contacted by 31st October 2019.