*A discount of £5 will be given on main registrations pre-paid before 1st March 2019. Entrants to that point will also be added to a draw for a special prize and total registration fees with additional side events will be capped at £85 (excluding any re-buys).
The Advanced flight may be cancelled depending on number of interested participants; those players will be asked to join the Masters or Intermediate flights at the above rates. A minimum 25-32 draw will be considered. Merged 7th January 2019 To meet requirements of UKBGF Tour status
***Main flight registrations will be increased by £5 for last minute entries during the event (after 1st August 2019)
Players may enter as many of the side pools as they wish, Payout only for side pool entered 70% / 30% furthest progression in main flight or qualifiers in final knockouts only.
Payout for Masters/
Advanced/Intermediate 5 places.
Payout for all other events 70% / 30%
Additional Prize money / prizes to be announced dependent on Sponsorship
Additional Side Events.
Over the 4 days of the tournament there will be a number of additional side events. These are open to everyone and therefore beginners could end up playing the best players in the world (if they turn up).
There will be other events during the 4 days of the tournament subject to interest including but not limited to:
Texas Hold’Em Poker.
A Texas Hold’Em Poker event will be planned for late Saturday evening open to those not playing in backgammon matches and subject to interest. Maybe limited to numbers (£50 buy in TBC).
Limited Re-buys may be available to a cut off point.
This will no doubt pop up all over the venue, some will be closed to cliques, but if you are interested in taking part we will get some lists up to group people together. Hopefully from £1 per point to get everyone involved, these will not be part of the tournament and will be self organised. Players in tournaments will be expected to play matches not Chouette.
Please note that all tournament events will be played to UKBGF / WBGF rules and any disputes will be adjudicated by the directors or selected tournament committee. Penalty points will be imposed at the discretion of director where applicable for players not turning up for matches as scheduled. Does not apply to Round Robin groups, if a player does not complete all matches those not completed will be scored a 1-0 win.
All details subject to change at time of tournament including match lengths and clock times.