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 board.
Advanced – A Parker 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.
Only UKBGF members can win added prizes in the Masters and Advanced flights. 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 prizes in the Social Swiss competition.
Added Prize from Bone Club
We are delighted to announce that Guy Haslam of Bone Club is donating one of his 25″x 30″ ‘Green Dream’ backgammon boards which will be presented to the highest placed UKBGF member in the Paul Gilbertson Memorial Friday Freeroll.
Added Prizes from Backgammon Workshop
Backgammon Workshop is a backgammon tuition service run by Professional UK players launched on 1st July 2017. They have generously donated a lesson each for the two UKBGF members who are the highest placed finishers in the Advanced flight. These members must have joined the UKBGF before the tournament draw.
Added Prize Money
Prize money will be added to the following events (only UKBGF members are eligible to win a share):
£100 to the Friday Warm up
£100 to the £5 entry 1-pointer
£50 to the £1 entry 1-pointer (Advanced 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 Advanced Flights, as well as for all side events, is the sum of all the entry fees and pools (except for satellites – see Entry Fees).
Prize money will be allocated as follows:
|Masters (exc pools)||Other*|
|Abbey Cup Winner||10%||-|
|Abbey Cup Finalist||5%||-|
*OTHER includes the three side pools in the Masters Main (see Entry Fees), the Advanced side pool, the Masters Consolation and Abbey Cup side pools, Warm Up, Warm Up added money (payable to the two highest-finishing UKBGF members), both 1-pointers, Consultation Doubles, Speedgammon and Super Jackpot, but not satellites or 4 or 8 player jackpots which are ‘Winner takes all’.