We’re delighted to announce the schedule for the UKBGF Tour 2017, which you can find here. After a number of this year’s events were fully subscribed and with waiting lists for places, we’ve got a bigger schedule this time that also takes us to four more destinations across the country: Bradford, Winchester, Newcastle and Worcester. Do register early and make sure you don’t miss out on the ones you want!
With a bigger geographic spread there’s even more of you who now have a local tournament – I’m looking forward to meeting more new faces on our travels this year. And after plenty of feedback we’ve also revised the format of the Tour – to make it more competitive and encourage more people to take part:
- With 12 events in the tour, we’ll count your best 5 scores this time,
- You’ll score points for playing in Intermediate divisions,
- At tournaments with a single-elimination knockout with a progressive consolation, you can score points in the consolation – so one unlucky match won’t automatically give you a bad Tour score,
- And there will be a cap on the “attendance factor” so that scores from the largest single-division tournaments don’t dominate the rest unduly.
We’re always open to considering new ideas for the future and we hope you’ll let us know if you like the new Tour – or if you don’t!
Full details of the tournaments at the end of the year will be announced as they are finalised – keep an eye out on this blog, Facebook, Twitter and the regular members’ emails for more news as it happens.