Added Prizes from Geoffrey Parker Games
In addition to the prize money detailed below, our generous sponsor, Geoffrey Parker Games Ltd, has announced the following additional prizes for the highest placed UKBGF member in each flight.
Masters – £2000 voucher redeemable against a bespoke board of your choice. In the event of a tie (if the winner of the UK Open is not a UKBGF member and two or more members reach the same late stage of the tournament) then there will be a play-off for the voucher.
Advanced – A £500 voucher redeemable again a Geoffrey Parker product, such as a Professional Roll-up board. Ties will be treated in the same way as for the Masters.
Social Swiss – A very special UKBGF doubling cube for each winner.
Friday Freeroll (UKBGF members only) – a Professional Roll-up board for the winner.
Only UKBGF members can win added prizes in the Masters and Intermediate flights, and only UKBGF members may enter the Friday Freeroll. The prize will be presented to the highest placed member in each flight. To be eligible you must join the UKBGF before the draw. It is no longer possible to join the UKBGF by paying cash at a tournament, so join online now using any credit or debit card to make payment. Both members and non-members are eligible to receive added prizes in the Social Swiss.
Added Prizes from Backgammon Workshop
Backgammon Workshop (BGWS) is a backgammon tuition service run by Professional UK players launched in 2017 and which has helped many players to achieve great success. BGWS has generously donated a lesson each for the two UKBGF members who are the highest placed finishers in the Intermediate flight. These members must have joined the UKBGF before the tournament draw.
Added Prize Money
Prize money will be added to the following events (split 70/30 between the two highest finishing UKBGF members):
£100 to the Friday Warm up
£100 to the £5 entry 1-pointer
£50 to the £1 entry 1-pointer (Intermediate players only)
Note that any under-18 winners will receive goods or vouchers to the appropriate value rather than cash.
Allocation of Prize Money
Total prize money for the Masters and Intermediate Flights, as well as for all side events, is the sum of all the entry fees and pools (except for satellites and jackpots – see Entry Fees).
Prize money in the Masters (excluding side pools) and the Intermediates (for those who have paid the optional entry fee) will be allocated as follows:
|Masters (exc pools)||Intermediate (paid entry)||Other*|
|Consolation Winner||N/A (double elim)||20%||-|
|Consolation Finalist||N/A (double elim)||10%||-|
|Last Chance Winner||10%||Separate pool||-|
|Last Chance Finalist||5%||Separate pool||-|
For all events, side pools or added money, except those listed in the above table, the prize money split will be 70%/30% between the winner (or highest placed eligible finisher) and the finalist (or second highest placed eligible finisher). In the event of ties, prize money will be split equally between the players concerned. The 70/30 split applies to the events/side pools/added money listed below:
- Super Jackpot
- Super Jackpot optional side pool
- Masters Main and Last Chance side pools
- Intermediate Main, Consolation and Last Chance side pools
- Warm Up
- Both 1-pointers
- Added money in the Warm Up (payable to the two highest finishing UKBGF members)
- Added money in the 1-pointers (payable to the two highest finishing UKBGF members)
- Consultation Doubles
- Doubles side pool
Note that satellites and 4 or 8 player jackpots are ‘Winner takes all’.