Updated: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:43

Updated after UK Finals

 

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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

 

 

21/11/17
21/11/17
21/11/17
10/07/17
11/10/11

 

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

Click here for Annual Report

 

(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 18/01/17)

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 £150 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
March tba: The Lakes
March tba: Manchester One-Day
April 13-15: British Open (Biba event)
June 8-10: Blackpool Imperial Cup
July 6-8: English Open (Biba event)
July 21-22: Liverpool Open
October tba: Irish Open
October tba: Sussex Cup

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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 ...

A good turnout at Brighton got us off to a cracking start. It’s very early to analyse what might or might not happen but the current Top 16 have a good start.

Cork, The Lakes, Manchester and the British Open should provide a good number of new entries and by the time of the next issue of Bibafax in May we will have a much better idea of where things are going and for whom.

Scroll down to see following results and click here for the latest listing ....

 

Pts. AP Player
19.95 1 Sean Clennell
16.94 1 Crispin Duke
13.93 1 Antonio Sgambato
13.93 1 Sidi Shatku
13.93 1 Tariq Siddiqi
11.92 1 Chris Bray
9.97 1 Lawrence Powell
9.97 1 Tim Mooring
8.92 1 Jon Barnes
8.92 1 Neil Webb
8.92 1 Tim Parfitt
5.98 1 Anna Price
5.98 1 Chris Hamilton
5.98 1 Mardi Ohannessian
4.91 1 Ana Mancino
4.91 1 Ann Pocknell
4.91 1 Colin Beattie
4.91 1 Len Jones
4.91 1 Richard McQuillan
4.91 1 Robert Perry
4.91 1 Sean Thomas
2.97 1 Christophe Guicheteau
2.97 1 Michael Levi
2.97 1 Romolo Mudu
2.97 1 Simon Morecroft
2.97 1 Steve Bibby
0.50 1 Adam Taylor
0.50 1 Alex Handley
0.50 1 Alison van Loon
0.50 1 Andy Bell
0.50 1 Anna Clarke
0.50 1 Aref Alipour
0.50 1 Arthur Wright
0.50 1 Bob Bruce
0.50 1 Bob Young
0.50 1 Cato Fordham
0.50 1 Cedric Lytton
0.50 1 Cohava Zenou
0.50 1 Dale Taylor
0.50 1 David Brown
0.50 1 David Hicks
0.50 1 David Nathan
0.50 1 David Pritchard
0.50 1 David Tingey
0.50 1 Derek Cooper
0.50 1 Emad Salib
0.50 1 Eric Maillebiau
0.50 1 Eric McAlpine
0.50 1 Frederic Bonard
0.50 1 Garry Jones
0.50 1 Gary Brooker
0.50 1 Gaz Owen
0.50 1 Graham Read
0.50 1 Graham Smith
0.50 1 Harold Forster
0.50 1 John Hurst
0.50 1 Lewis Potter
0.50 1 Mahmoud Jahanbani
0.50 1 Malcolm Robertson
0.50 1 Mark Calderbank
0.50 1 Mike Murton
0.50 1 Myke Wignall
0.50 1 Neil Davidson
0.50 1 Nick Goddard
0.50 1 Nick Valley
0.50 1 Nicky Check
0.50 1 Paul Barwick
0.50 1 Paul Callaway
0.50 1 Paul Christmas
0.50 1 Paul Gilbertson
0.50 1 Paul Plumptre
0.50 1 Peter Bennet
0.50 1 Peter Christmas
0.50 1 Peter Finnimore
0.50 1 Peter Ozanne
0.50 1 Ray Fard
0.50 1 Richard Biddle
0.50 1 Richard Furborough
0.50 1 Richard Halvorsen
0.50 1 Ron Slattery
0.50 1 Sabrina Gaboriau
0.50 1 Sean Jones
0.50 1 Sebastian Wilkinson
0.50 1 Stephen Carder
0.50 1 Steve Allott
0.50 1 Steve Lee
0.50 1 Stuart Mann
0.50 1 Tony Walters
0.50 1 Trudi Seely
0.50 1 Vic Sprake
0.50 1 Wayne Felton
0.50 1 Wayne Joseph

 

Latest listing here


 

After Cork, The Lakes and Manchester One-Day, March 2017

Now things are a little different. The three results from the March non-Biba events have given us a better idea of where entrants are. Scroll down to see the latest listings ....

 

Cork
Brian Lever
19.95
Sean Jones
16.94
Garry Jones
13.93
Jay O'Sullivan
13.93
Richard Biddle
13.93
Wayne Felton
11.92
Cato Fordham
9.97
Robert Perry
9.97
Mark Calderbank
8.92
Shea Mulhall
8.92
Simon Hopper
8.92
Vic Sprake
8.92
Andy Marshall
5.98
Jamie Degabriele
5.98
Pim van Haastert
5.98
Sean Casey
5.98
Claudia Geohnert
4.91
John Broomfield
4.91
John Huggins
4.91
Simon Morecroft
4.91
Brendan Brgess
2.97
Felix Vink
2.97
Martin Barkwill
2.97
Rachel Rhodes
2.97
Radu Ciortan
2.97
Stuart Mann
2.97
Walter Busato
2.97
Ann Maher
0.50
Ariadne Caracoli
0.50
Bernardo Viana
0.50
Brian Woods
0.50
Chris Humble
0.50
CJ Uttley
0.50
Cynthia Roberts
0.50
David Pritchard
0.50
Derek Cooper
0.50
Drew Caudwell
0.50
Garry Thompson
0.50
Gary Brooker
0.50
Gavin Aherne
0.50
Geoff Laurence
0.50
Gill Misrahi
0.50
Ian McFarlane
0.50
Jackie Murphy
0.50
Jeff Misrahi
0.50
Joe Dooley
0.50
Karen Jones
0.50
Keith Gill
0.50
Mark Woods
0.50
Martha Littlehailes
0.50
Nick Hornyack
0.50
Phil Newton
0.50
Phil Redden
0.50
Richard Furburough
0.50
Sean Deasy
0.50
Stephen Little
0.50
Stephen Tyler
0.50
Steve Lee
0.50
Vicky Chandler
0.50
 
The Lakes
Steve Lee 19.95
Paul Lapidakis 16.94
Michael Levi 13.93
Paul Galley 13.93
Don Urvin 8.92
Andrew Hunter 8.92
David Gallagher 8.92
Jol Wardle 8.92
Zohrab Yoncali 13.93
Sam Wilkinson 11.92
Greame Turner 9.97
Ian Hesketh 9.97
Barry Teece 5.98
Monty Hunter 5.98
Martin Barkwill 5.98
Keith Gill 5.98

 

 
Manchester
Mark Calderbank 19.95
Kevin Jones 16.94
Ana Mancino 13.93
Rachel Rhodes 13.93
Tim Brown 13.93
John Ross 11.92
Alex Polden 9.97
David Phillips 9.97
Andreas Sophocleus 8.92
Martyn Hamer 8.92
Richard Coburn 8.92
Simon Jones 8.92
Abdollah Ahmadi 5.98
Ian Shimwell 5.98
Peter Snape 5.98
Steve Lee 5.98
Andy Marshall 4.91
Brian Lever 4.91
David Pritchard 4.91
Fak Laight 4.91
Fanika Petkovska 4.91
Ian Turner 4.91
Mark Manley 4.91
Steve Fowles 4.91
David Motley 2.97
Dorothy Lee 2.97
Eli Nixey 2.97
Gill Misrahi 2.97
Ken O'Halloran-Brown 2.97
Maurice Ekpenyong 2.97
Radu Ciortan 2.97
Simon Cocking 2.97
Anna Clarke 0.50
Aysel Nayim 0.50
Christian Cozos 0.50
CJ Uttley 0.50
Emily Shimwell 0.50
Frank Fleming 0.50
George Hall 0.50
Ian Gray 0.50
Ian Vaughan 0.50
Irving Czechowicz 0.50
Jon Barnes 0.50
Len Nixey 0.50
Michelle Ford 0.50
Mike Wood 0.50
Paul Barwick 0.50
Peter Chan 0.50
Phil Tutchings 0.50
Richard Biddle 0.50
Richard Carter 0.50
Robert Perry 0.50
Rodney Lighton 0.50
Samya Abdullah 0.50
Saul Brody 0.50
   
Latest listing here
   

 

After the British Open, April 2017

Now things are moving along after five events.

We have lost Garry Jones, Richard Biddle, Antonio Sgambato and a slew of 13.93s. We have six new entries: Mardi Ohannessian, Kevin Jones, Anna Price, Jon Barnes and Peter Bennet. Sean Clennell goes up three places to 1st as Mark Calderbank drops into 2nd place. Robert Perry goes up 6, Crispin Duke down 1, Ana Mancino down 5, Sean Jones down 6 and Paul Lapidakis down 5.

There are a few on 16.90 clinging onto '16th' but they'll soon be elbowed out after the Blackpool Imperial Cup in June. Watch this space!

 

BRITISH OPEN
Mardi Ohannessian 19.95
Peter Bennet 16.94
Anna Price 13.93
Brendan Burgess 13.93
Steve Bibby 13.93
Sean Clennell 11.92
Jysen Qwt 9.97
Paul Barwick 9.97
Jon Barnes 8.92
Radu Ciortan 8.92
Robert Perry 8.92
Graham Read 5.98
Kevin Jones 5.98
Paul Gilbertson 5.98
Crispin Duke 4.91
Emad Salib 4.91
Gaz Owen 4.91
Martin Barkwill 4.91
Paul Plumptre 4.91
Tim Parfitt 4.91
Brian Lever 2.97
Dave McNamara 2.97
Tim Cross 2.97
Trudi Seely 2.97
Danny Cohen 0.50
David Motley 0.50
David Pritchard 0.50
David Startin 0.50
Eric McAlpine 0.50
Garry Jones 0.50
Gerry Enslin 0.50
Gheorghe Filipas 0.50
Graham Smith 0.50
Howard Morris 0.50
Ian Blackmore 0.50
Johanna Wade 0.50
John Wright 0.50
Julian Minwalla 0.50
Mike Murton 0.50
Myke Wignall 0.50
Neil Davidson 0.50
Paul Christmas 0.50
Peter Christmas 0.50
Richard Biddle 0.50
Richard Carter 0.50
Richard McQuillan 0.50
Ron Slattery 0.50
Rosey Bensley 0.50
Sean Jones 0.50
Tim Line 0.50
Vic Sprake 0.50
Wayne Felton 0.50

 

Latest listing here

 


After Blackpool (May) and English Open and Liverpool Open (July)

With just the Irish Open and Bognor to come (Coventry isn't going ahead this year) there's still scope for movement at the bottom of the Top 16. In fact, even some of the Top 8 could be dislodged if enough new-entries from 17th and below get good scores.

We won't know for certain until Bognor is over and done.

 

Blackpool 
Adam Stocks 0.50
Alastair Woods 0.50
Alex Polden 0.50
Andrew Smith 0.50
Andy Marshall 0.50
Anna Clarke 8.92
Anna Price 0.50
Annemarie Slack 0.50
Arthur Wright 0.50
Bob Slater 0.50
Brian Lever 13.93
Brian Walker 0.50
Caoilfhionn Farren 0.50
Chris Derry 0.50
CJ Uttley 0.50
Claudia Goehnert 0.50
Cristian Cozos 0.50
Cynthia Roberts 2.97
Daniel Molan 16.94
Danny Cohen 4.91
Dave Motley 5.98
David Brown 0.50
David Phillips 0.50
David Pritchard 0.50
Deana Fawcett 0.50
Derek Cooper 0.50
Derek Murphy 0.50
Don Irving 0.50
Dorothy Lee 0.50
Eileen Mulvany 0.50
Emad Salib 0.50
Eric McAlpine 13.93
Fak Laight 0.50
Frank Fleming 19.95
Garry Jones 0.50
Garry Yates 0.50
Gary Bratton 0.50
George Hall 0.50
Graham Read 9.97
Gregge Madan 0.50
Holly Fleming 0.50
Ian Gray 0.50
Irving Czechowicz 0.50
Jimmi Wong 0.50
Joe Derry 0.50
John Hedge 0.50
John Horton 0.50
John Wright 4.91
Jon Barnes 2.97
Joseph Levy 4.91
Jysen Qwt 0.50
Kaj Nielsen 0.50
Karen Jones 0.50
Kate Porter 0.50
Keith Gill 2.97
Lawrence Powell 0.50
Lee Gorton 2.97
Lise Nielsen 0.50
Mark Manley 13.93
Martin Barkwill 0.50
Martyn Hamer 0.50
Mate Feher 0.50
Michael Ireland 5.98
Michael Levi 0.50
Mick Butterfield 0.50
Mike Snowdon 0.50
Mike Waxman 4.91
Neil Davidson 8.92
Neil Webb 0.50
Nick Probert 0.50
Oliver Squire 4.91
Pam Wright 0.50
Paul Barwick 0.50
Peter Bennet 9.97
Peter Snape 0.50
Pim van Haastert 5.98
Rachel Rhodes 0.50
Radu Ciortan 4.91
Richard Furborough 2.97
Robert Perry 4.91
Roger Porter 2.97
Romolo Mudu 0.50
Sarah Jolliff 0.50
Saul Brody 0.50
Sean Casey 0.50
Sean Clennell 0.50
Sean Jones 0.50
Sebastian Wilkinson 11.92
Simon Cocking 0.50
Simon K Jones 0.50
Simon Morecroft 0.50
Steve Allott 5.98
Steve Bibby 8.92
Steve Fowles 0.50
Steve Lee 8.92
Tariq Siddiqi 0.50
Tiberiu Bostan 0.50
Tim Cross 0.50
Tim Line 2.97
Vic Sprake 0.50
Vincent Nolan 0.50
Wayne Felton 0.50
 
English Open 
Andrew Selby 0.50
Anna Price 5.98
Crispin Duke 8.92
David Nathan 2.97
Emad Salib 8.92
Graham Smith 2.97
Isaac Rye 13.93
Lawrence Powell 19.95
Mardi Ohannessian 2.97
Michael Ireland 5.98
Mike Rawlins 0.50
Myke Wignall 0.50
Nils Figenschou 0.50
Oliver Smith 2.97
Paul Barwick 13.93
Paul Christmas 16.94
Paul Plumptre 11.92
Peter Christmas 0.50
Richard Biddle 2.97
Richard Halvorsen 2.97
Rosey Bensley 9.97
Sean Clennell 8.92
Tariq Siddiqi 13.93

 

 
Liverpool Open
Robert Perry 19.95
Tim Cross 16.94
Martin Barkwill 13.93
Paul Barwick 13.93
Steve Bibby 13.93
CJ Uttley 11.92
Jon Barnes 9.97
Simon Hopper 9.97
Mate Feher 8.92
Peter Snape 8.92
Shea Mulhall 8.92
Simon Morecroft 8.92
Christoph Deiter 5.98
John Wright 5.98
Sebastian Wilkinson 5.98
Tariq Siddiqi 5.98
Brian Lever 4.91
Dave Pritchard 4.91
Gregge Madan 4.91
Kev Jones 4.91
Lawrence Powell 4.91
Marianne Petersen 4.91
Steve Fowles 4.91
Tina Weile 4.91
Derek Cooper 2.97
Gay Roberts 2.97
Gray Bratton 2.97
Joan Cunningham 2.97
Mark Manley 2.97
Michael Weile 2.97
Pam Wright 2.97
Tim Line 2.97
Alex Polden 0.50
Ana Mancino 0.50
Andrew Smith 0.50
Andy Marshall 0.50
Anna Clarke 0.50
Arthur Wright 0.50
Chris Humble 0.50
Christian Cozos 0.50
Dama Cunningham 0.50
Dave Gates 0.50
Derek Murphy 0.50
Derek Winterbottom 0.50
Dorothy Lee 0.50
Eileen Mulvany 0.50
Eric McAlpine 0.50
Ian Turner 0.50
Jimmi Wong 0.50
John Horton 0.50
Kaj Nielsen 0.50
Lise Nielsen 0.50
Mark Calderbank 0.50
Michael Levi 0.50
Nick Fore 0.50
Rachel Rhodes 0.50
Radu Ciortan 0.50
Richard Furborough 0.50
Sarah Jolliff 0.50
Simon Cocking 0.50
Simon Jones 0.50
Steve Allott 0.50
Steve Lee 0.50
Steve Voigt 0.50
Tiberiu Bostan 0.50
Tim Brown 0.50
Vinny Nolan 0.50
Wayne Felton 0.50
Will Nolan 0.50
Zile Bashir 0.50
   
Latest listing here
   

 


 

After Irish Open and Sussex Cup (Bognor) - Octber 2017

We've now got the final listing and the Top 16 Qualifiers (see here).

 

Irish Open
Andre Novos 4.91
Barry Ward 0.50
Bernardo Viana 0.50
Bjorn Kroghsbo 8.92
Brendan Burgess 13.93
Brendan Gasparro 0.50
Brian Lever 11.92
Brian Woods 0.50
Chris Bleakly 0.50
Chris Humble 0.50
Dama Cunningham 0.50
David Hickey 5.98
David McNamara 4.91
David Swanson 0.50
Dearbhla Gowen 0.50
Dejan Lozo 0.50
Derek Cooper 0.50
Derek Murphy 0.50
Des O'Reilly 0.50
Duncan Styles 2.97
Eileen Mulvaney 0.50
Felix Vink 0.50
Garry Jones 8.92
Graham Read 4.91
Jackie Murphy 0.50
Jamie Degabriele 4.91
Joan Cunningham 0.50
Joe Dooley 0.50
Joe McGinley 5.98
John Broomfield 2.97
Jonathan O'Grady 0.50
Josh Moonman 0.50
Karina Langhoff 0.50
Kevin Collins 0.50
Lars Brinkgaard 5.98
Leo Mulrooney 2.97
Lucy Friedman 2.97
Mark Woods 4.91
Martha Littlehailes 16.94
Mike Ireland 13.93
Mike Waide 0.50
Nick Papaioannou 0.50
Patrice Desmond 0.50
Patrick Toxvaerd-Larsen 0.50
Peter Bennet 9.97
Peter Faughnan 2.97
Philip Newton 0.50
Radu Ciortan 0.50
Richard Biddle 5.98
Rory Brennan 0.50
Rune Farevaag 19.95
Sabrina Milling 0.50
Sean Jones 8.92
Selim Kocaturk 0.50
Shea Mulhall 0.50
Simon Morecroft 13.93
Siobhan McConnell 0.50
Steen Haff 0.50
Tiarnan Mac 0.50
Ulla Hansen 9.97
Vaidas Budrys 8.92
Vic Sprake 2.97
Vincent Upton 0.50
Yousef Mahmoud 2.97

 

 
Sussex Cup
Alex Handley 4.91
Alexander Polden 4.91
Anke Vogelhuber 4.91
Anna Price 5.98
Bill Pope 0.50
Bob Young 13.93
Chris Churchill 5.98
Crispin Duke 4.91
Dan Sutton 0.50
Daniel Rovira 9.97
David Broomfield 0.50
David Dennis 19.95
Gary Brooker 4.91
Gary Young 4.91
Ian Judd 0.50
Ian North 8.92
Jo Fennell 2.97
John Broomfield 16.94
Julie Thornton 13.93
Larry Smyth 2.97
Martin Barkwill 8.92
Mick McGown 0.50
Mitch Egan 0.50
Myke Wignall 11.92
Neil Foston 4.91
Neil Webb 13.93
Nick Goddard 2.97
Peter Willcocks 0.50
Philip Tutchings 4.91
Rob Daniel 0.50
Tim Parfitt 0.50
Wayne Joseph 9.97

 

   
Latest listing here
   

 


 

The Final Placings ....

Some changes: Brian Lever and Robert Perry swap places and Sean Clenell, Steve Bibby and Paul Barwick remain static. Peter Bennet moves up as does Martin Barkwill - Steve Lee drops a bit, then ... - Crispin Duke moves up. Lawrence Powell and Tariq Siddiqi drop down and two new Top 16 entries come in: Simon Morecroft and Brendan Burgess as Mark Calderbank drops to 16th.

Confirmed entrants at the UK Finals marked in red.

Final Listing For 2017

Pos. Pts. AP Player
1 58.59 6 Brian Lever
2 49.16 6 Robert Perry
3 41.29 4 Sean Clennell
4 39.75 4 Steve Bibby
5 39.33 6 Paul Barwick
6 37.38 4 Peter Bennet
7 37.21 6 Martin Barkwill
8 36.35 6 Steve Lee
9 35.68 4 Crispin Duke
10 35.33 4 Lawrence Powell
11 34.34 4 Tariq Siddiqi
12 32.37 5 Anna Price
13 31.28 5 Jon Barnes
14 31.23 5 Simon Morecroft
15 30.83 3 Brendan Burgess
16 29.87 4 Mark Calderbank
  28.90 3 Mardi Ohannessian
  27.83 3 Kevin Jones
  27.36 5 Sean Jones
  25.89 3 Michael Ireland
  24.82 3 John Broomfield
  24.38 6 Richard Biddle
  24.35 5 Garry Jones
  23.35 3 Neil Webb
  21.81 3 Mark Manley
  21.36 4 Graham Read
  20.77 6 Radu Ciortan
  20.45 2 Frank Fleming
  20.41 3 Tim Cross
  19.95 1 David Dennis
  19.95 1 Rune Farevaag
  19.34 3 Ana Mancino
  18.89 2 Simon Hopper
  18.40 3 Sebastian Wilkinson
  18.34 3 Shea Mulhall
  17.94 3 Paul Christmas
  17.90 4 Michael Levi
  17.90 4 Rachel Rhodes
  17.44 2 Martha Littlehailes
  17.33 3 Paul Plumptre
  16.94 1 Daniel Molan
  16.94 1 Paul Lapidakis
  15.88 4 Alex Polden
  15.40 3 Peter Snape
  14.93 3 Eric McAlpine
  14.83 4 Emad Salib
  14.43 2 Bob Young
  14.43 2 Tim Brown
  14.33 3 Tim Parfitt
  13.93 1 Antonio Sgambato
  13.93 1 Isaac Rye
  13.93 1 Jay O'Sullivan
  13.93 1 Julie Thornton
  13.93 1 Paul Galley
  13.93 1 Sidi Shatku
  13.93 1 Zohrab Yoncali
  13.92 5 Wayne Felton
  13.42 4 CJ Uttley
  13.42 4 Myke Wignall
  13.39 5 Vic Sprake
  11.96 2 Pim van Haastert
  11.92 1 Chris Bray
  11.92 1 John Ross
  11.92 1 Sam Wilkinson
  11.89 4 Andy Marshall
  11.82 6 David Pritchard
  11.39 3 John Wright
  10.89 2 Jamie Degabriele
  10.47 2 Cato Fordham
  10.47 2 David Phillips
  10.47 2 Jysen Qwt
  10.47 2 Rosey Bensley
  10.47 2 Wayne Joseph
  10.42 4 Anna Clarke
  10.32 3 Steve Fowles
  9.97 1 Daniel Rovira
  9.97 1 Greame Turner
  9.97 1 Ian Hesketh
  9.97 1 Tim Mooring
  9.97 1 Ulla Hansen
  9.92 3 Neil Davidson
  9.92 3 Simon Jones
  9.45 3 David Motley
  9.45 3 Keith Gill
  9.42 2 Don Irving
  9.42 2 Martyn Hamer
  9.42 2 Mate Feher
  8.92 1 Andreas Sophocleus
  8.92 1 Andrew Hunter
  8.92 1 Bjorn Kroghsbo
  8.92 1 David Gallagher
  8.92 1 Ian North
  8.92 1 Jol Wardle
  8.92 1 Richard Coburn
  8.92 1 Vaidas Budrys
  7.88 2 Dave McNamara
  6.98 3 Steve Allott
  6.48 2 Paul Gilbertson
  6.48 2 Sean Casey
  6.44 3 Tim Line
  5.98 1 Abdollah Ahmadi
  5.98 1 Barry Teece
  5.98 1 Chris Churchill
  5.98 1 Chris Hamilton
  5.98 1 Christoph Deiter
  5.98 1 David Hickey
  5.98 1 Ian Shimwell
  5.98 1 Joe McGinley
  5.98 1 Lars Brinkgaard
  5.98 1 Monty Hunter
  5.91 3 Gary Brooker
  5.41 2 Alex Handley
  5.41 2 Claudia Goehnert
  5.41 2 Danny Cohen
  5.41 2 Fak Laight
  5.41 2 Gaz Owen
  5.41 2 Gregge Madan
  5.41 2 Ian Turner
  5.41 2 Mark Woods
  5.41 2 Phil Tutchings
  5.41 2 Richard McQuillan
  4.97 5 Derek Cooper
  4.91 1 Andre Novos
  4.91 1 Anke Vogelhuber
  4.91 1 Ann Pocknell
  4.91 1 Colin Beattie
  4.91 1 Fanika Petkovska
  4.91 1 Gary Young
  4.91 1 John Huggins
  4.91 1 Joseph Levy
  4.91 1 Len Jones
  4.91 1 Marianne Petersen
  4.91 1 Mike Waxman
  4.91 1 Neil Foston
  4.91 1 Oliver Squire
  4.91 1 Sean Thomas
  4.91 1 Tina Weile
  4.47 4 Richard Furborough
  3.97 3 Dorothy Lee
  3.97 3 Graham Smith
  3.97 3 Simon Cocking
  3.47 2 Cynthia Roberts
  3.47 2 David Nathan
  3.47 2 Felix Vink
  3.47 2 Gary Bratton
  3.47 2 Gill Misrahi
  3.47 2 Joan Cunningham
  3.47 2 Nick Goddard
  3.47 2 Pam Wright
  3.47 2 Richard Halvorsen
  3.47 2 Romolo Mudu
  3.47 2 Stuart Mann
  3.47 2 Trudi Seely
  2.97 1 Christophe Guicheteau
  2.97 1 Duncan Styles
  2.97 1 Eli Nixey
  2.97 1 Gay Roberts
  2.97 1 Jo Fennell
  2.97 1 Ken O'Halloran-Brown
  2.97 1 Larry Smyth
  2.97 1 Lee Gorton
  2.97 1 Leo Mulrooney
  2.97 1 Lucy Friedman
  2.97 1 Maurice Ekpenyong
  2.97 1 Michael Weile
  2.97 1 Oliver Smith
  2.97 1 Peter Faughnan
  2.97 1 Roger Porter
  2.97 1 Walter Busato
  2.97 1 Yousef Mahmoud
  1.50 3 Arthur Wright
  1.50 3 Chris Humble
  1.50 3 Christian Cozos
  1.50 3 Derek Murphy
  1.50 3 Eileen Mulvany
  1.50 3 Peter Christmas
  1.00 2 Bernardo Viana
  1.00 2 Brian Woods
  1.00 2 Dama Cunningham
  1.00 2 David Brown
  1.00 2 Eric Maillebiau
  1.00 2 George Hall
  1.00 2 Ian Gray
  1.00 2 Irving Czechowicz
  1.00 2 Jackie Murphy
  1.00 2 Jimmi Wong
  1.00 2 Joe Dooley
  1.00 2 John Horton
  1.00 2 Kaj Nielsen
  1.00 2 Karen Jones
  1.00 2 Lise Nielsen
  1.00 2 Mike Murton
  1.00 2 Phil Newton
  1.00 2 Richard Carter
  1.00 2 Ron Slattery
  1.00 2 Sarah Jolliff
  1.00 2 Saul Brody
  1.00 2 Tiberiu Bostan
  1.00 2 Vincent Nolan
  0.50 1 Adam Stocks
  0.50 1 Adam Taylor
  0.50 1 Alastair Woods
  0.50 1 Alison van Loon
  0.50 1 Andrew Selby
  0.50 1 Andrew Smith
  0.50 1 Andy Bell
  0.50 1 Ann Maher
  0.50 1 Annemarie Slack
  0.50 1 Aref Alipour
  0.50 1 Ariadne Caracoli
  0.50 1 Aysel Nayim
  0.50 1 Barry Ward
  0.50 1 Bill Pope
  0.50 1 Bob Bruce
  0.50 1 Bob Slater
  0.50 1 Brendan Gasparro
  0.50 1 Brian Walker
  0.50 1 Caoilfhionn Farren
  0.50 1 Cedric Lytton
  0.50 1 Chris Bleakly
  0.50 1 Chris Derry
  0.50 1 Chris Ternel
  0.50 1 Cohava Zenou
  0.50 1 Dale Taylor
  0.50 1 Dan Sutton
  0.50 1 Dave Gates
  0.50 1 David Broomfield
  0.50 1 David Hicks
  0.50 1 David Startin
  0.50 1 David Swanson
  0.50 1 David Tingey
  0.50 1 Deana Fawcett
  0.50 1 Dearbhla Gowen
  0.50 1 Dejan Lozo
  0.50 1 Derek Winterbottom
  0.50 1 Des O'Reilly
  0.50 1 Drew Caudwell
  0.50 1 Emily Shimwell
  0.50 1 Frederic Bonard
  0.50 1 Garry Thompson
  0.50 1 Garry Yates
  0.50 1 Gavin Aherne
  0.50 1 Geoff Laurence
  0.50 1 Gerry Enslin
  0.50 1 Gheorghe Filipas
  0.50 1 Harold Forster
  0.50 1 Holly Fleming
  0.50 1 Howard Morris
  0.50 1 Ian Blackmore
  0.50 1 Ian Judd
  0.50 1 Ian McFarlane
  0.50 1 Ian Vaughan
  0.50 1 Jeff Misrahi
  0.50 1 Joe Derry
  0.50 1 Johanna Wade
  0.50 1 John Hedge
  0.50 1 John Hurst
  0.50 1 Jonathan O'Grady
  0.50 1 Josh Moonman
  0.50 1 Julian Minwalla
  0.50 1 Karina Langhoff
  0.50 1 Kate Porter
  0.50 1 Kevin Collins
  0.50 1 Len Nixey
  0.50 1 Lewis Potter
  0.50 1 Mahmoud Jahanbani
  0.50 1 Malcolm Robertson
  0.50 1 Michelle Ford
  0.50 1 Mick Butterfield
  0.50 1 Mick McGown
  0.50 1 Mike Rawlins
  0.50 1 Mike Snowdon
  0.50 1 Mike Waide
  0.50 1 Mike Wood
  0.50 1 Mitch Egan
  0.50 1 Nick Fore
  0.50 1 Nick Hornyack
  0.50 1 Nick Papaioannou
  0.50 1 Nick Probert
  0.50 1 Nick Valley
  0.50 1 Nicky Check
  0.50 1 Nils Figenschou
  0.50 1 Patrice Desmond
  0.50 1 Patrick Toxvaerd-Larsen
  0.50 1 Paul Callaway
  0.50 1 Peter Chan
  0.50 1 Peter Finnimore
  0.50 1 Peter Ozanne
  0.50 1 Peter Willcocks
  0.50 1 Phil Redden
  0.50 1 Ray Fard
  0.50 1 Rob Daniel
  0.50 1 Rodney Lighton
  0.50 1 Rory Brennan
  0.50 1 Sabrina Gaboriau
  0.50 1 Sabrina Milling
  0.50 1 Samya Abdullah
  0.50 1 Sean Deasy
  0.50 1 Selim Kocaturk
  0.50 1 Siobhan McConnell
  0.50 1 Steen Haff
  0.50 1 Stephen Carder
  0.50 1 Stephen Little
  0.50 1 Stephen Tyler
  0.50 1 Steve Voigt
  0.50 1 Tiarnan Mac
  0.50 1 Tony Walters
  0.50 1 Vicky Chandler
  0.50 1 Vincent Upton
  0.50 1 Will Nolan
  0.50 1 Zile Bashir

 

 

 


 

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

 

 


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; 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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