Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2018 14:55

Updated after the British Open

 

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2018 Season - Open to all players

Bright ‘n’ Breezy. Cork Open. The Lakes.
Manchester One-Day. British Open. Blackpool Imperial Cup.
English Open. Liverpool Open. Irish Open. Sussex Cup

 

 

14/06/18
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10/07/17
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 17/01/18)

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 and the event sponsor, My Web Presenters - - entrants pay nothing towards it, it is a totally free-entry element of each event.

 

Main
Pos
Cons
19.95
1st
13.93
16.94
2nd
11.92
13.93
3rd & 4th
9.97
8.92
5th to 8th
5.98
4.91
9th to 16th
2.97
Remaining Entrants 0.50 points

For the Last 8/16 of the Main and Consolation 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 Bibafax upon publication. After the final event the top 16 scorers will become the qualifiers. These 16 qualifiers will be invited to take part in the Grand Final to be held on the Saturday morning at 11:00 at the 2018 UK Finals 17-19 November.

The Finals will be a 3- or 5-point seeded Knockout with a winner-takes-all first prize of £100 minimum.

 

Qualifiers must confirm their attendance for the Final by 1 November, 2018. If any of the qualifiers cannot attend the Final then the 9th scorer will be invited, and thereafter, 10th, 11th etc. until such time as we have an 8 draw. Any vacant places that occur on the day of the Final will be decided in the same way. Entrants not present at the 11am start time will forfeit their place.

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.

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2018 BBT Dates
January 12-14: Bright 'n' Breezy (Biba event)
March 1-4: Cork Open <<<< Cancelled due to poor weather
April 8: The Lakes
April 13-15: British Open (Biba event)

April 28: Manchester One-Day
June 8-10: Blackpool Imperial Cup
July 6-8: English Open (Biba event) <<<< Cancelled due to clash and poor hotel uptake
July 21-22: Liverpool Open

October 13: Sussex Cup
November 2-4: Irish Open



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The Biba Backgammon Tour Final 2017

Early Saturday morning at the November 2017 UK Finals the BBT Final got under way (again, players lower than 16th were in the draw) culminating in a final match between Richard Biddle and Anna Price late Sunday afternoon.

Richard won this in 2014 and was Runner-up last year; and Anna was Runner-up in 2015. Richard was victorious and is the first player to win it twice and Anna now shares Runner-up twice with Brian Lever.

 

Play-off Results
1 Richard Biddle
2 Anna Price
3&4 Gerry Enslin
3&4 Robert Perry
5to8 Brian Lever
5to8 Crispin Duke
5to8 Simon Morecroft
5to8 Steve Allott

 

Richard Biddle - 2017 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

 

 

Latest News

10 July 2016: The Coventry Open will not be taking place this year so for the time being it is no longer part of the BBT.

28 July, 2016: Due to the Coventry Open being held after the UK Finals (at which the BBT Grand Finalé is played) we have had to withdraw Coventry from the BBT - however; this does not effect the Grand Prix points award.


 

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After the Bright 'n' Breezy 11-13 January, 2018 ...

Not a lot to say about the first one. It's very early days but at least Btighton entrants got off to a good start. New member, Uli Koch starts off at the top with Jon Barnes close behind. Things will start changing as and when the Tour gets going.

 

Bright 'n' Breezy
19.95 Uli Koch
16.94 Jon Barnes
13.93 Eric McAlpine
13.93 John Hurst
13.93 Walter Busato
11.92 Stephen Carder
9.97 Nicky Check
9.97 Radu Ciortan
8.92 Gaz Owen
8.92 George Miltiadou
8.92 Richard Biddle
5.98 Emad Salib
5.98 Frederic Bonard
5.98 Paul Plumptre
4.91 Andy Darby
4.91 Lawrence Powell
4.91 Mardi Ohannessian
4.91 Paul Christmas
4.91 Sidi Shatku
4.91 Simon Morecroft
2.97 Christophe Guicheteau
2.97 David Hicks
2.97 Graham Read
2.97 Peter Bennet
0.50 Andy Bell
0.50 Anna Clarke
0.50 Anna Price
0.50 Arthur Wright
0.50 Bob Bruce
0.50 Bob Young
0.50 Charles Conrad
0.50 Chris Harper
0.50 Cohava Bonard
0.50 Crispin Duke
0.50 Daniel Rovira
0.50 David Dennis
0.50 David Nathan
0.50 David Pritchard
0.50 David Sampson
0.50 Gary Young
0.50 Graham Smith
0.50 Isaac Rye
0.50 Larry Smyth
0.50 Malcolm Robertson
0.50 Myke Wignall
0.50 Neil Webb
0.50 Oliver Crooks Smith
0.50 Paul Barwick
0.50 Peter Christmas
0.50 Peter Finnimore
0.50 Ray Fard
0.50 Richard Halvorsen
0.50 Richard McQuillan
0.50 Robert Perry
0.50 Sabrina Gaboriau
0.50 Sean Thomas
0.50 Sue Perks
0.50 Wayne Joseph

 

Scroll down to see following results and click here for the latest listing (when available) ....

 


 

The Lakes, 8 Apri,, 2018 ...

A good few of the entrants only play locally. Those that play elswhere will benefit from the awards below.

 

The Lakes
19.95 Graeme Turner
16.94 Martin Barkwill
13.93 Paul Galley
13.93 Steve Lee
13.93 Zohrab Yoncali
11.92 Alan Beech
9.97 Andrew Hunter
9.97 Chris Humble
8.92 David Gallagher
8.92 Ian Wilkinson
8.92 Keith Gill
8.92 Marcia Beech
5.98 Don Irving
5.98 Jol Wardle
5.98 Monty Hunter
5.98 Samantha Wilkinson

 

Scroll down to see following results and click here for the latest listing (when available) ....

 


 

The British Open 13-15 April, 2018 ...

New member, Neil Foston gained top points after his victory over Paul Christmas in the Final. It's still early at the moment.

 

British Open
19.95 Neil Foston
16.94 Paul Christmas
13.93 Brian Lever
13.93 Isaac Rye
13.93 Peter Christmas
11.92 Lawrence Powell
9.97 Graham Read
8.92 Andy Darby
8.92 Oliver Crooks Smith
8.92 Paul Barwick
5.98 Chris Harper
5.98 Simon Morecroft
2.97 Jacques Ravier
2.97 Jim Shoesmith
2.97 Martin Barkwill
2.97 Paul Plumptre
2.97 Richard Biddle
2.97 Wai Mun Yoon
0.50 Anna Price
0.50 Crispin Duke
0.50 Graham Smith
0.50 Liz Makepeace
0.50 Richard Coles
0.50 Richard Halvorsen

 

Scroll down to see following results and click here for the latest listing (when available) ...

 


 

The Manchester One-Day. 28 April, 2018 ...

A few more new names to be added to the list.

 

Manchester
19.95 Radu Ciortan
16.94 Neil Smith
13.93 Ian Gray
13.93 Sean Jones
13.93 Shaun Goode
11.92 Fak Laight
9.97 George Hall
9.97 Roger Keys
8.92 John Broomfield
8.92 Patrick Collins
8.92 Peter Chan
8.92 Steve Fowles
5.98 Irving Czechowicz
5.98 Pam Wright
5.98 Paul Barwick
5.98 Richard Carter

 

Scroll down to see following results and click here for the latest listing (when available) ...


 

Blackpool Imperial Cup. June, 2018 ...

A fantastic 120 player turnout from Blackpool makes some many additions and big changes to the latest listing.

 

 Blackpool
19.95 Jon Barnes
16.94 Eric McAlpine
13.93 Frank Fleming
13.93 Julian Minwalla
13.93 Mark Manley
11.92 Rachel Rhodes
9.97 Dave Pritchard
9.97 Graham Read
8.92 CJ Uttley
8.92 Martin Barkwill
8.92 Masoud Poursina
8.92 Simon Hopper
5.98 David Sanders
5.98 Keith Gill
5.98 Reza Aghdam
5.98 Simon Cocking
4.91 Bek Barbaros
4.91 Mike Levi
4.91 Richard Furborough
4.91 Rob Perry
4.91 Sebastian Wilkinson
4.91 Steve Bibby
4.91 Steve Lee
2.97 Catalin Bucur
2.97 Eileen Mulvany
2.97 Jysen Quah
2.97 Lawrence Powell
2.97 Neil Webb
2.97 Ryan O'Connell
2.97 Stephen Dekker
0.50 Adam Stocks
0.50 Alastair Woods
0.50 Alex Polden
0.50 Ana Mancino
0.50 Andrew Gibson
0.50 Andrew Smith
0.50 Andy Darby
0.50 Andy Marshall
0.50 Ann Pocknell
0.50 Anna Clarke
0.50 Anna Price
0.50 Aref Alipour
0.50 Arthur Wright
0.50 Aso Mohammed
0.50 Aysel Naim
0.50 Bob Slater
0.50 Brian Lever
0.50 Can Yildiz
0.50 Cecilia Sparke
0.50 Charles Conrad
0.50 Chris Derry
0.50 Chris Humble
0.50 Chris Rogers
0.50 Christoph Deiter
0.50 Cliff Tree
0.50 Cristian Cozos
0.50 Daniel Molan
0.50 Dave Motley
0.50 David Nathan
0.50 Derek Murphy
0.50 Dorothy Lee
0.50 Emad Salib
0.50 Fak Laight
0.50 Garry Jones
0.50 Gary Bratton
0.50 Gaz Owen
0.50 George Hall
0.50 Gregge Madan
0.50 Ian Gray
0.50 Ian Turner
0.50 Ian Vaughan
0.50 Jamie MacPherson
0.50 Jenny Shanley
0.50 Jesper Carlsson
0.50 Joe Crook
0.50 Joe Dooley
0.50 John Horton
0.50 John Wright
0.50 Joseph Levy
0.50 Karen Jones
0.50 Kate Porter
0.50 Kevin Jones
0.50 Kieran Shanley
0.50 Larry Smyth
0.50 Lucy Friedman
0.50 Martyn Hamer
0.50 Máté Fehér
0.50 Mick Butterfield
0.50 Mike Ireland
0.50 Pam Wright
0.50 Paul Barwick
0.50 Paul Whitter
0.50 Peter Bennet
0.50 Peter Snape
0.50 PJ O'Connor
0.50 Radu Ciortan
0.50 Reuben Shanley
0.50 Richard Munslow
0.50 Roger Porter
0.50 Rosalie Johnson
0.50 Rosey Bensley
0.50 Sarah Jolliff
0.50 Saul Brody
0.50 Seán Jones
0.50 Sharon Rawlings
0.50 Shaun Goode
0.50 Shea Mulhall
0.50 Simon Jones
0.50 Simon Morecroft
0.50 Steve Allott
0.50 Steve Carder
0.50 Steve Fowles
0.50 Steve Taylor
0.50 Sue French
0.50 Sue Keeble
0.50 Tim Cross
0.50 Tim Line
0.50 Trudi Seeley
0.50 Vic Sprake
0.50 Vincent Nolan

 

 

Scroll down to see following results and click here for the latest listing (when available) ...


 

 

The Latest Listing & Positions  after The Manchester One-Day and Blackpool Imperial Cup

There's been a few changes and thinghs are now beginning to take shape. The only Top 16 survivors from the previous listing are those with a score greater than 13.93. We have a new leader as Jon Barnes goes up to the top as he topples Paul Christmas right down to the bottom (of the top).

 

 

Latest Listing 14 June 2018
36.89 Jon Barnes
30.87 Eric McAlpine
30.42 Radu Ciortan
28.83 Martin Barkwill
22.91 Graham Read
21.85 Paul Christmas
19.95 Graeme Turner
19.95 Neil Foston
19.95 Uli Koch
19.80 Lawrence Powell
18.84 Steve Lee
16.94 Neil Smith
15.90 Paul Barwick
14.90 Keith Gill
14.43 Brian Lever
14.43 Ian Gray
14.43 Isaac Rye
14.43 Peter Christmas
14.43 Sean Jones
13.93 Frank Fleming
13.93 John Hurst
13.93 Julian Minwalla
13.93 Mark Manley
13.93 Paul Galley
13.93 Shaun Goode
13.93 Walter Busato
13.93 Zohrab Yoncali
13.83 Andy Darby
12.42 Fak Laight
12.42 Stephen Carder
11.92 Alan Beech
11.92 Rachel Rhodes
11.89 Richard Biddle
11.39 Simon Morecroft
10.47 Chris Humble
10.47 David Pritchard
10.47 George Hall
9.97 Andrew Hunter
9.97 Nicky Check
9.97 Roger Keys
9.42 Gaz Owen
9.42 Oliver Crooks Smith
9.42 Steve Fowles
8.95 Paul Plumptre
8.92 CJ Uttley
8.92 David Gallagher
8.92 George Miltiadou
8.92 Ian Wilkinson
8.92 John Broomfield
8.92 Marcia Beech
8.92 Masoud Poursina
8.92 Patrick Collins
8.92 Peter Chan
8.92 Simon Hopper
6.48 Chris Harper
6.48 Emad Salib
6.48 Pam Wright
5.98 David Sanders
5.98 Don Irving
5.98 Frederic Bonard
5.98 Irving Czechowicz
5.98 Jol Wardle
5.98 Monty Hunter
5.98 Reza Aghdam
5.98 Richard Carter
5.98 Samantha Wilkinson
5.98 Simon Cocking
5.41 Robert Perry
4.91 Bek Barbaros
4.91 Mardi Ohannessian
4.91 Mike Levi
4.91 Richard Furborough
4.91 Sebastian Wilkinson
4.91 Sidi Shatku
4.91 Steve Bibby
3.47 Neil Webb
3.47 Peter Bennet
2.97 Catalin Bucur
2.97 Christophe Guicheteau
2.97 David Hicks
2.97 Eileen Mulvany
2.97 Jacques Ravier
2.97 Jim Shoesmith
2.97 Jysen Quah
2.97 Ryan O'Connell
2.97 Stephen Dekker
2.97 Wai Mun Yoon
1.50 Anna Price
1.00 Anna Clarke
1.00 Arthur Wright
1.00 Charles Conrad
1.00 Crispin Duke
1.00 David Nathan
1.00 Graham Smith
1.00 Larry Smyth
1.00 Richard Halvorsen
0.50 Adam Stocks
0.50 Alastair Woods
0.50 Alex Polden
0.50 Ana Mancino
0.50 Andrew Gibson
0.50 Andrew Smith
0.50 Andy Bell
0.50 Andy Darby
0.50 Andy Marshall
0.50 Ann Pocknell
0.50 Aref Alipour
0.50 Aso Mohammed
0.50 Aysel Naim
0.50 Bob Bruce
0.50 Bob Slater
0.50 Bob Young
0.50 Can Yildiz
0.50 Cecilia Sparke
0.50 Chris Derry
0.50 Chris Rogers
0.50 Christoph Deiter
0.50 Cliff Tree
0.50 Cohava Bonard
0.50 Cristian Cozos
0.50 Daniel Molan
0.50 Daniel Rovira
0.50 David Dennis
0.50 David Motley
0.50 David Sampson
0.50 Derek Murphy
0.50 Dorothy Lee
0.50 Garry Jones
0.50 Gary Bratton
0.50 Gary Young
0.50 Gregge Madan
0.50 Ian Turner
0.50 Ian Vaughan
0.50 Jamie MacPherson
0.50 Jenny Shanley
0.50 Jesper Carlsson
0.50 Joe Crook
0.50 Joe Dooley
0.50 John Horton
0.50 John Wright
0.50 Joseph Levy
0.50 Karen Jones
0.50 Kate Porter
0.50 Kevin Jones
0.50 Kieran Shanley
0.50 Liz Makepeace
0.50 Lucy Friedman
0.50 Malcolm Robertson
0.50 Martyn Hamer
0.50 Máté Fehér
0.50 Mick Butterfield
0.50 Mike Ireland
0.50 Myke Wignall
0.50 Paul Whitter
0.50 Peter Finnimore
0.50 Peter Snape
0.50 PJ O'Connor
0.50 Ray Fard
0.50 Reuben Shanley
0.50 Richard Coles
0.50 Richard McQuillan
0.50 Richard Munslow
0.50 Roger Porter
0.50 Rosalie Johnson
0.50 Rosey Bensley
0.50 Sabrina Gaboriau
0.50 Sarah Jolliff
0.50 Saul Brody
0.50 Sean Thomas
0.50 Sharon Rawlings
0.50 Shaun Goode
0.50 Shea Mulhall
0.50 Simon Jones
0.50 Steve Allott
0.50 Steve Taylor
0.50 Sue French
0.50 Sue Keeble
0.50 Sue Perks
0.50 Tim Cross
0.50 Tim Line
0.50 Trudi Seeley
0.50 Vic Sprake
0.50 Vincent Nolan
0.50 Wayne Joseph

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Questions & Answers (latest at the top)

Q: According to 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; h


owever, 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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