Important:  

  1. Masters and Intermediate players must be present at the venue with all registration and entry fees paid by 10am on Saturday
  2. All matches will be subject to the following:
    • Clock Obligation – this means that clocks must be used in all matches unless agreed otherwise by the Tournament Director. Please bring your own clock if you have one as we may not have sufficient. Note that the BG Buddy clock app is deemed to be an acceptable clock.
    • Baffle Box Option – this means that a baffle box may be used by mutual agreement in any Masters match.

Masters Flight

The 2021 Masters format will be a qualifying Swiss on Saturday with Main and Consolation knockouts on Sunday. Full details will be published here as soon as possible and announced on social media and by email to UKBGF members and to past players.

Match Lengths – Masters
Details to follow

Intermediate Flight

Intermediate players must meet certain eligibility criteria:  the player must not have been highly placed in a major tournament (on-line or real life), the player must not have achieved a masters level ranking on any of the key on-line backgammon platforms.  Any player who would like to discuss their suitability for the Intermediate Flight should contact the Tournament Director (shaungglobal@gmail.com)

The format will be a qualifying Swiss on Saturday, followed by Main and Consolation knockouts on Sunday. Full details will be published here as soon as possible and announced on social media and by email to UKBGF members and to past players.

A player may enter the Intermediates just for the challenge, without paying any entry fee. In that case only the registration fee would be payable and the player would not be eligible to win any prize money.

Match Lengths – Intermediates
Details to follow

Beginners and Social Players

If you know of a beginner/social player who would like to play at the event please get in touch with the Tournament Director (shaungglobal@gmail.uk).

Side Events

There will be SuperJackpot, Doubles, Speedgammon, Satellites, Friday Freeroll and Cash Pot tournaments.    Format and timetable to follow.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Please note that, registration closes at 10am on the Saturday of the Tournament.  Masters or Intermediate players must have paid your registration fee, entry fee and any side pool money by this deadline or you will not be included in the tournament draw.  If another player pays these fees on your behalf you must be present and ready to play by 11am to avoid penalty points.  However if you cut things this fine you will miss the pre-tournament announcements, and the draw.  Players are strongly recommended to arrive on the Friday and pay all remaining fees then, to avoid any mishaps.

All events will be scheduled for completion by early evening on Sunday.

The following schedule is subject to change:

Friday 27th August
13.00  Registration opens for Masters, Intermediates and Super Jackpot (SJP) – main TD desk
From 13.00  Friday Freeroll, continuous entry, limited to 64 players (3-pt matches)
From 13.00  Satellites for Masters and Intermediates on demand
From 13.00 £5 continuous entry 1-pointer, 128 bracket, open to all
From 13.00 £1 continuous entry 1-pointer, 64 bracket, Intermediates only
From 13.00 Speedgammon heats on demand (total of 8 x 8 players)
18.30 – 20.30 Buffet dinner (for those on full board package) – restaurant
20.30  Registration closes for Warm-up (free entry, £200 added) and for Super Jackpot
20.45  Warm-up and Super Jackpot – play commences

Saturday 28th August
09.00 – 10.00  Last registrations for Masters and Intermediates
09.00 – 11.30  Registrations for Saturday Social Swiss
10.00  Registration for Masters and Intermediates closes
10.30  Announcements followed by draw (Masters and Intermediates)
11.00  Play commences for Masters and Intermediates
12.15 – 14.00 Snack lunch (purchase voucher if not on full-board) – restaurant
19.00 – 21.00  Buffet dinner (for those on full-board package) – restaurant
19.00  Special dinner with Mislav Kovačić – restaurant (private area)
21.00  Consultation doubles commences; Super Jackpot continues

Sunday 29th August
09.30 – 10.30  Backgammon lecture of entertaining and informative nature.
10.45  Side pool entries close for Intermediate Consolation and Masters Grange Cup
10.45  Play resumes – Masters and Intermediates
10.45  Masters Grange Cup draw and start of play
10.45  Intermediate Main and Consolation knockouts commenceApprox 12.00  Intermediate Grange Cup commences
12.15 – 14.00 Snack lunch (purchase voucher if not on full-board) – restaurant
Afternoon  – Speedgammon Finals (for winners of the 8 heats)
15.30  (Estimated time) Masters Final
18.00  Expected Finish
18.30  Final Trophy presentations