Updated: Monday, March 11, 2019 15:03

Added Cork Open

 

2019 Season - Open to all players

Bright ‘n’ Breezy - Cotswolds Invitational - Cork Open

British Open - The Lakes - Blackpool Imperial Cup
Liverpool Open - Sussex Cup - Irish Open

 

 

12/03/19
12/03/19
12/03/19
17/01/19
11/10/11

 

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(If you have any comments or questions regarding the BBT, please email and I will reply in Q & A)

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INFORMATION (updated 26/11/18)

Some of the organisers of the above events are not directly involved with the UK Tour, but if they want to assist they are welcome to do so. All that is required of them is to make available the names and positions of players in the Main and Consolation. This is purely a Biba project and any funding is via Biba, etrants pay nothing towards it, it is a totally free-entry element of each event.

 

Pos
Main
Con
LC
1st
27.99
23.98
19.97
2nd
23.98
19.97
15.96
3rd & 4th
19.97
15.96
11.95
5th to 8th
15.96
11.95
7.94
9th to 16th
11.95
7.94
3.93
Remaining Entrants 1.15 pts

For the Last 8/16 of the Main, Consolation, and Last Chance in each of the tour events, points are awarded as shown to the left. Event entrants gaining more than one award will only be awarded the higher score, they are not accrued. A running points total and leader board will be published on the Biba web site following each event, and in the Bibafix upon publication. After the final event the player with the highest score will be awarded a cash prize (tba).


Remember. There are no fees to pay to enter the BBT - the only fees you incur are those to enter each event. The BBT is not an official part of the above events (excepting those organised and run by Biba) but it is hoped that its involvement will result in more entrants for each event.

If your club is staging a local tournament that is open to all and you would like to be part of the BBT, please email and let us know. It is also very likely that Biba Grand Prix Points can also be applied to your event.

 

 

2019 BBT Dates
January 11-13: Bright 'n' Breezy

February 8-10: Cotswolds Invitational
Feb/March 28/03: Cork Open
April 05-07: British Open

April 14: The Lakes
June 07-09: Blackpool Imperial Cup
July 13-14: Liverpool Open
October 12: Sussex Cup

October 18-20: Irish Open

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The Biba Backgammon Tour Final 2018

Early Saturday morning at the November 2018 UK Finals the BBT Final got under way (again, players lower than 16th were in the draw) culminating in a final match between Gerry Enslin and Paul Christmas. Neither player had won this title before so we were going to have a new name on the Champion’s List. Playing to 5-points it was Gerry who came out on top to take the £100 prize. Well done, Gerry.

It all starts again at the Bright ‘n’ Breezy in January. If you want a go at the title and prize money make sure you’re entered for the Bright ‘n’ Breezy and the rest of the BBT events during 2019.

 

Play-off Results
1 Gerry Enslin
2 Paul Christmas
3&4 Peter Christmas
3&4 Graham Read
5to8 Simon Morecroft
5to8 Sharen Crane

 

 

Gerry Enslin - 2018 Backgammon Tour Champion

 

Year
Winner Runner-up
2010
Tony Fawcett Mark Calderbank
2011
Dan Tutchings Brian Lever
2012
Mark Calderbank Jon Barnes
2013
Rob Perry Peter Bennet
2014
Richard Biddle
Brian Lever
2015
Anna Clarke
Anna Price
2016
Mardi Ohannessian Richard Biddle
2017
Richard Biddle
Anna Price
2018
Gerry Enslin
Paul Christmas

 

 

Latest News

17 January, 2019: Brighton results added.


 

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After the Bright 'n' Breezy 11-13 January, 2019 ...

Not a lot to say about the first one. It's very early days but at least Brighton entrants got off to a good start. Robert Perry tops the listing with his friend Dave Pritchard in second place. These two are loyal supporters of the Tour so and I expect their scores to increase over the coming months. Things will start changing as and when the Tour gets going.

 

  BRIGHTON
27.99 Rob Perry
23.98 Dave Pritchard
23.98 Uli Koch
19.97 Bob Young
19.97 Frederic Bonard
19.97 Jason Champion
19.97 Sean Clennell
15.96 Gary Brooker
15.96 Gaz Owen
15.96 Graham Read
15.96 Lawrence Powell
15.96 Tariq Siddiqi
15.96 Tim Parfitt
11.95 Al Hogg
11.95 John McNeill
11.95 Nils Figenschou
11.95 Paul Plumptre
11.95 Peter Bennet
11.95 Peter Christmas
11.95 Peter Farrer
11.95 Peter Finnimore
11.95 Ray Kershaw
11.95 Richard Biddle
11.95 Simon Morecroft
7.94 Anna Price
7.94 Ergin Ahmet
7.94 Isaac Rye
7.94 Len Jones
7.94 Paul White
7.94 Richard McQuillan
7.94 Wayne Joseph
3.93 Arthur Thurgood
3.93 Charles Conrad
3.93 Paul Christmas
3.93 Petar Vidovic
3.93 Rosey Bensley
1.15 Andy Darby
1.15 Anna Clarke
1.15 Bob Bruce
1.15 Cohava Bonard
1.15 Crispin Duke
1.15 Dan Rovira
1.15 David Tingey
1.15 Derek Murphy
1.15 Eileen Mulvany
1.15 Gary Young
1.15 Jon Barnes
1.15 Jon Meyer
1.15 Jooles Meyer
1.15 Mahmoud Jahanbani
1.15 Mark Calderbank
1.15 Mick McGown
1.15 Neil Webb
1.15 Ray Fard
1.15 Ron Slattery
1.15 Sean Thomas
1.15 Sokrates Bukalis
1.15 Stephen Carder
1.15 Stuart Rogers
1.15 Sue Perks
1.15 Wayne Felton

 

The Latest Listing ...


After the Cotswolds Invitational, February, 2019 ...

This is the first time this tournament has been involved with the Tour. Three Brighton entrants bettered their score: Dave Pritchard, Simon Morecroft and Uli Koch (see the Listing below to see where they each are). Wel done, Sean Jones on coming out on top; let's hope you have further successes.

 

COTSWOLDS
27.99 Sean Jones
23.98 Alastair Woods
23.98 Karen Jones
19.97 Chris Bray
19.97 Dave Pritchard
19.97 Mike Wood
19.91 Martha Littlehailes
15.96 Cheryl Oliver
15.96 David Brown
15.96 Emad Salib
15.96 Graham Botwright
15.96 Laurence May
15.96 Stephen Graham
15.96 Vic Sprake
11.95 Danny De Meester
11.95 Ian Hesketh
11.95 Ian McFarlane
11.95 Jerry White
11.95 Nick Ray
11.95 Phil Perelmuter
11.95 Robin Oliver
11.95 Simon Hopper
11.95 Simon Morecroft
11.95 Sue Keeble
11.95 Uli Koch
11.95 Vicky Gilbart
7.94 Chris Humble
7.94 Elise Wright
7.94 Michael Flesch
7.94 Richard Halvorsen
7.94 Stephen Wright
7.94 Trudi Seely

 

The Latest Listing ...

 


 

After the Cork Open, Feb/March, 2019 ...

Well done to Stuart Mann for coming out the winner and getting enough points to make it into the Top 8. Runner-up, Andre Novos, didn't manage to join him, but there's plenty of time to do so .. and even overtake him.

 

CORK
27.99 Stuart Mann
23.98 Andre Novos
23.98 Garry Jones
19.97 Ann Pocknell
19.97 Cato Fordham
19.97 Dave Pritchard
19.97 Simon Morecroft
15.96 Ana Mancino
15.96 Brian Lever
15.96 John Broomfield
15.96 Mark Calderbank
15.96 Richard Biddle
15.96 Richard Furborough
15.96 Shea Mulhall
11.95 Alan Pattison
11.95 Bernardo Viana
11.95 CJ Uttley
11.95 David Swanton
11.95 Felix Vink
11.95 Haastert van Pim
11.95 John Casey
11.95 Keith Gill
11.95 Leo Mulrooney
11.95 Michael Wood
11.95 Nik Hornyak
11.95 Paul Duff
11.95 Rachel Rhodes
11.95 Sean Jones
11.95 Stephen Little
11.95 Vaidas Budrys
7.94 Brenda Rosen
7.94 Claudia Goehnert
7.94 Derek Cooper
7.94 Derek Murphy
7.94 Gavin Aherne
7.94 Jackie Murphy
7.94 Jamie MacPherson
7.94 John Huggins
7.94 Patrice Desmond
7.94 Saul Brody
7.94 Stephen Tyler
7.94 Steve Holman
7.94 Walter Busato
3.93 Eileen Mulvany
3.93 Gary Thompson
3.93 Jamie Degabriele
1.15 Andy Marshall
1.15 Ann Maher
1.15 Chris Humble
1.15 David Dennis
1.15 Dearbhla Gowen
1.15 Joe Dooley
1.15 Karel Szpalek
1.15 Karen Jones
1.15 Marek Istvan
1.15 Micky Fernandes
1.15 Peter Faughnan
1.15 Phiip Redden
1.15 Phil Newton
1.15 Sarah Foster
1.15 Sean Casey
1.15 Tiernan O'Rouke
1.15 Vic Sprake
1.15 Vincent Nolan

 

 

LATEST LISTINGS

After the Cork Open, Feb/March, 2019 ...

Dave Pritchard stays at the top, Uli Koch drops down to 4th as Simon Morecroft, and Sean Jones go up the 2nd and 3rd. Mike Wood makes a new entry in 5th as he knocks Alastair Woods out - also out are Karen Jones, and Bob Young. Rob Perry drops to one below Alastair; and Stuart Mann (Cork winner) comes in at 7th with Richard Biddle in at 8th.

 

 

  2019 LATEST LISTING
63.92 Dave Pritchard
43.87 Simon Morecroft
39.94 Sean Jones
35.93 Uli Koch
31.92 Mike Wood
27.99 Rob Perry
27.99 Stuart Mann
27.91 Richard Biddle
25.13 Karen Jones
23.98 Alastair Woods
23.98 Andre Novos
23.98 Garry Jones
19.97 Ann Pocknell
19.97 Bob Young
19.97 Cato Fordham
19.97 Chris Bray
19.97 Frederic Bonard
19.97 Jason Champion
19.97 Sean Clennell
19.91 Martha Littlehailes
17.11 Mark Calderbank
17.11 Vic Sprake
15.96 Ana Mancino
15.96 Brian Lever
15.96 Cheryl Oliver
15.96 David Brown
15.96 Emad Salib
15.96 Gary Brooker
15.96 Gaz Owen
15.96 Graham Botwright
15.96 Graham Read
15.96 John Broomfield
15.96 Laurence May
15.96 Lawrence Powell
15.96 Richard Furborough
15.96 Shea Mulhall
15.96 Stephen Graham
15.96 Tariq Siddiqi
15.96 Tim Parfitt
11.95 Al Hogg
11.95 Alan Pattison
11.95 Bernardo Viana
11.95 CJ Uttley
11.95 Danny De Meester
11.95 David Swanton
11.95 Felix Vink
11.95 Haastert van Pim
11.95 Ian Hesketh
11.95 Ian McFarlane
11.95 Jerry White
11.95 John Casey
11.95 John McNeill
11.95 Keith Gill
11.95 Leo Mulrooney
11.95 Nick Ray
11.95 Nik Hornyak
11.95 Nils Figenschou
11.95 Paul Duff
11.95 Paul Plumptre
11.95 Peter Bennet
11.95 Peter Christmas
11.95 Peter Farrer
11.95 Peter Finnimore
11.95 Phil Perelmuter
11.95 Rachel Rhodes
11.95 Ray Kershaw
11.95 Robin Oliver
11.95 Simon Hopper
11.95 Stephen Little
11.95 Sue Keeble
11.95 Vaidas Budrys
11.95 Vicky Gilbart
9.09 Chris Humble
9.09 Derek Murphy
7.94 Anna Price
7.94 Brenda Rosen
7.94 Claudia Goehnert
7.94 Derek Cooper
7.94 Elise Wright
7.94 Ergin Ahmet
7.94 Gavin Aherne
7.94 Isaac Rye
7.94 Jackie Murphy
7.94 Jamie MacPherson
7.94 John Huggins
7.94 Len Jones
7.94 Michael Flesch
7.94 Patrice Desmond
7.94 Paul White
7.94 Richard Halvorsen
7.94 Richard McQuillan
7.94 Saul Brody
7.94 Stephen Tyler
7.94 Stephen Wright
7.94 Steve Holman
7.94 Trudi Seely
7.94 Walter Busato
7.94 Wayne Joseph
5.08 Eileen Mulvany
3.93 Arthur Thurgood
3.93 Charles Conrad
3.93 Gary Thompson
3.93 Jamie Degabriele
3.93 Paul Christmas
3.93 Petar Vidovic
3.93 Rosey Bensley
1.15 Andy Darby
1.15 Andy Marshall
1.15 Ann Maher
1.15 Anna Clarke
1.15 Bob Bruce
1.15 Cohava Bonard
1.15 Crispin Duke
1.15 Dan Rovira
1.15 David Dennis
1.15 David Tingey
1.15 Dearbhla Gowen
1.15 Gary Young
1.15 Joe Dooley
1.15 Jon Barnes
1.15 Jon Meyer
1.15 Jooles Meyer
1.15 Karel Szpalek
1.15 Mahmoud Jahanbani
1.15 Marek Istvan
1.15 Mick McGown
1.15 Micky Fernandes
1.15 Neil Webb
1.15 Peter Faughnan
1.15 Phiip Redden
1.15 Phil Newton
1.15 Ray Fard
1.15 Ron Slattery
1.15 Sarah Foster
1.15 Sean Casey
1.15 Sean Thomas
1.15 Sokrates Bukalis
1.15 Stephen Carder
1.15 Stuart Rogers
1.15 Sue Perks
1.15 Tiernan O'Rouke
1.15 Vincent Nolan
1.15 Wayne Felton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Questions & Answers (latest at the top)

Q: According to the table shown above points are given to the top 16 in the Main and the Consolation. With this in mind why do some events show a lot less than 32 awards?

A: Well spotted! I think the events you refer to are events in which there is a Progressive Consolation (i.e. some Main losers go into the Consolation at higher rounds than Round 1). These entrants in effect will have gained two awards; however, because BBT points aren't accumulated only the higher of the two awards is retained.

Q: Do the qualifiers have to be Biba members?

A: No. The Tour is open to any backgammon player. It is designed to promote regional backgammon and (hopefully) increase entry levels for them. Of course, if any of the finalists in January are not members of Biba they could join if they wanted to.  To get the Tour going this year Biba has added a few 'extra' events which will be replaced next year with more local ones.

Q: It is possible that two or more of those topping the chart at year end could share the same number of points thus giving a greater field of qualifiers. How would you decide who is in the Final?

A: Good point! I have decided to add 'attendance points' (AP) as a tie-breaker. All event entrants will get 1 AP for each event they enter. Those that support the tour the most will have more AP than those that enter only one or two events. Of course, if any entrants are not in the top 16 (or top 8) of any event then I might not have a record of their attendance, therefore it is incumbent upon such entrants to ensure the event TD informs Biba of their attendance or to notify me themselves.

 


 

 

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