Updated: Monday, November 12, 2018 14:35

Updated after the Irish 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

 

 

12/11/18
12/11/18
14/06/18
10/07/17
11/10/11

 

Click here for Annual Report and Winners

 

(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) ...


 

Liverpool Open, July, 2018 ...

Although Mark Calderbank won the event it's Jon Barnes and Martin Barkwill who gain the most.

 

 

Liverpool
19.95 Mark Calderbank
16.94 Connar Baird
13.93 Jon Barnes
13.93 Nardy Pillards
13.93 Paul Barwick
11.92 Dave Gallagher
9.97 Brendan Burgess
9.97 Steve Lee
8.92 Aref Alipour
8.92 Neil Webb
8.92 Richard Carter
8.92 Sean Casey
5.98 Catalin Bucur
5.98 Kevin Jones
5.98 Robert Perry
5.98 Vicki Ondis
4.91 Dorothy Lee
4.91 Ian Turner
4.91 Ian Vaughan
4.91 Martin Barkwill
4.91 Rosalie Johnson
4.91 Simon Morecroft
4.91 Stewart Pemberton
4.91 Tim Cross
2.97 Alex Polden
2.97 Anna Clarke
2.97 Brian Lever
2.97 David Pritchard
2.97 Lise Nielsen
2.97 Marianne Petersen
2.97 Steve Allott
2.97 Steve Taylor
0.50 Ana Mancino
0.50 Andrew Smith
0.50 Andy Marshall
0.50 Anna Price
0.50 Charles Conrad
0.50 Chris Derry
0.50 Chris Humble
0.50 Christi Cozos
0.50 Christoph Deiter
0.50 CJ Uttley
0.50 Claire Cusack
0.50 Derek Cooper
0.50 Derek Murphy
0.50 Derek Winterbottom
0.50 Don Irving
0.50 Eileen Mulvany
0.50 Eric McAlpine
0.50 Frank Fleming
0.50 Gareth Thomas
0.50 Gary Bratton
0.50 Gay Roberts
0.50 Graham Ross
0.50 Gregge Madan
0.50 Irving Czechowicz
0.50 Jackie Jones
0.50 Jamie Degabriele
0.50 Jimmi Wong
0.50 John Wright
0.50 Kaj Nielsen
0.50 Keith Gill
0.50 Mark Manley
0.50 Martin Wilks
0.50 Michael Levi
0.50 Mike Snowdon
0.50 Pam Wright
0.50 Peter Snape
0.50 Rachel Rhodes
0.50 Radu Ciortan
0.50 Sarah Jolliff
0.50 Saul Brody
0.50 Sean Clennell
0.50 Sean Jones
0.50 Steve Bibby
0.50 Steve Fowles
0.50 Tim Brown
0.50 Vinny Nolan

 

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

 


 

Sussex Cup (Bognor), October 2018 ...

Jon Barnes didn't do too well, but he did enough ....

 

Bognor 
4.91 Anna Clarke
8.92 Bill Pope
0.50 Bob Young
0.50 Chris Humble
4.91 Crispin Duke
5.98 David Dennis
16.94 David Nathan
0.50 Gary Young
0.50 Ian Judd
4.91 Ian North
5.98 Jerry White
4.91 John Broomfield
4.91 Jon Barnes
0.50 Julie Thornton
0.50 Maggie Snow
5.98 Martyn Mcgrath
9.97 Mick McGowan
4.91 Milo Fell
0.50 Mukesk Andani 
0.50 Nils  Figenschou
13.93 Paul Christmas 
13.93 Richard McQuillian 
11.92 Richard Biddle
4.91 Rob Daniel
13.93 Robert Perry
8.92 Rosalie Johnson
4.91 Sean Clennell
0.50 Simon Fyfe
0.50 Stuart Rogers 
19.95 Tim Parfitt
8.92 Wayne Joseph
9.97 Yan Kit Chan

 

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

 


 

Irish Open, November 2018 ...

Jon Barnes didn't didn't turn out for the Irish Open, but Radu Ciortan did and he nearly toppled Jon from the top slot. It's all over now and if you click here you can see the final placings.

 

 IRISH OPEN
13.93 Alex Polden
0.50 Andre Novos
2.97 Andy Marshall
5.98 Bernardo Viana
0.50 Bob O'Neill
0.50 Brendan Burgess
0.50 Brendan Gasparro
8.92 Brian Lever
0.50 Brian Woods
0.50 Cathal Murphy
11.92 Chris Bleakley
0.50 CJ Uttley
2.97 Dama Cunningham
0.50 Daniel Molan
0.50 Danny Gallagher
2.97 Dave Sheehy
4.91 David Dennis
2.97 David Hickey
0.50 Dearbhla Gowen
0.50 Derek Murphy
2.97 Felix Vink
0.50 Fred Smyth
0.50 Gary Sweeney
0.50 Graham Woods
0.50 Jackie Murphy
0.50 Joan Hobson
0.50 Joao Almeida
0.50 Joe Dooley
9.97 John Wright
0.50 Jonathan O'Grady
4.91 Karen Jones
0.50 Kevin Collins
0.50 Leo Mulrooney
0.50 Liam Leech
0.50 Lucy Friedman
5.98 Mark Calderbank
0.50 Mark Woods
0.50 Martin Kelly
0.50 Mike Waid
0.50 Pamela Wright
8.92 Patrice Desmond
5.98 Patrick Delaney
0.50 Paul Duff
0.50 Paul O'Kelly
0.50 Peter Faughnan
8.92 Rachel Rhodes
16.94 Radu Ciortan
4.91 Richard Biddle
0.50 Ritchie Newbold
0.50 Robert Ingram
0.50 Ronald Slattery
13.93 Sean Casey
4.91 Sean Jones
5.98 Shea Mulhall
19.65 Simon Jones
13.93 Simon Morecroft
0.50 Tiernan O'Rourke
0.50 Vaidas Budrys
8.92 Vic Sprake
0.50 Vincent Upton
0.50 Willaim Pope
9.97 Yousef Mahmoud

 

 

The Latest Listing & Positions  after the Irish Open

Jon Barnes stayed at the top but it was close as Radu Ciortan (Irish entrant) shot up three places into 2nd. Paul Christmas, Martin Barkwill, and Eric McAlpine all dropped down a notch as did Paul Barwick and Steve Lee. We lost Richard Biddle from the Top 8 by a very narrow margin as Simon Morecroft jumps up to 6th.

The Qualifiers for the UK Finals Play-off are in red. If any fail to turn out for the Play-off they will be replaced by Richard Biddle and downwards to make up a 16-draw.

 

2018 Final Listing
55.73 Jon Barnes
47.86 Radu Ciortan
35.78 Paul Christmas
33.74 Martin Barkwill
31.37 Eric McAlpine
30.23 Simon Morecroft
29.83 Paul Barwick
28.81 Steve Lee
28.72 Richard Biddle
26.32 Brian Lever
25.93 Mark Calderbank
25.32 Robert Perry
22.91 Graham Read
22.85 Sean Casey
21.34 Rachel Rhodes
20.84 David Gallagher
20.15 Simon Jones
19.95 Graeme Turner
19.95 Neil Foston
19.95 Tim Parfitt
19.95 Uli Koch
19.84 Sean Jones
19.80 Lawrence Powell
17.94 David Nathan
17.40 Alex Polden
16.94 Connar Baird
16.94 Neil Smith
15.40 Keith Gill
14.90 Richard Carter
14.43 Frank Fleming
14.43 Ian Gray
14.43 Isaac Rye
14.43 Mark Manley
14.43 Peter Christmas
14.43 Richard McQuillan
14.33 Rosalie Johnson
13.93 John Hurst
13.93 Julian Minwalla
13.93 Nardy Pillards
13.93 Paul Galley
13.93 Shaun Goode
13.93 Walter Busato
13.93 Zohrab Yoncali
13.83 Andy Darby
13.83 John Broomfield
13.44 David Pritchard
12.42 Fak Laight
12.42 Stephen Carder
12.39 Neil Webb
11.92 Alan Beech
11.92 Chris Bleakley
11.47 Chris Humble
11.39 David Dennis
10.97 John Wright
10.47 Brendan Burgess
10.47 George Hall
9.97 Andrew Hunter
9.97 Mick McGowan
9.97 Nicky Check
9.97 Roger Keys
9.97 Yan Kit Chan
9.97 Yousef Mahmoud
9.92 CJ Uttley
9.92 Steve Fowles
9.42 Aref Alipour
9.42 Bill Pope
9.42 Gaz Owen
9.42 Oliver Crooks Smith
9.42 Vic Sprake
9.42 Wayne Joseph
8.95 Catalin Bucur
8.95 Paul Plumptre
8.92 George Miltiadou
8.92 Ian Wilkinson
8.92 Marcia Beech
8.92 Masoud Poursina
8.92 Patrice Desmond
8.92 Patrick Collins
8.92 Peter Chan
8.92 Simon Hopper
8.88 Anna Clarke
7.48 Pam Wright
6.48 Chris Harper
6.48 Don Irving
6.48 Emad Salib
6.48 Irving Czechowicz
6.48 Kevin Jones
6.48 Shea Mulhall
5.98 Bernardo Viana
5.98 David Sanders
5.98 Frederic Bonard
5.98 Jerry White
5.98 Jol Wardle
5.98 Martyn Mcgrath
5.98 Monty Hunter
5.98 Patrick Delaney
5.98 Reza Aghdam
5.98 Samantha Wilkinson
5.98 Simon Cocking
5.98 Vicki Ondis
5.41 Dorothy Lee
5.41 Ian Turner
5.41 Ian Vaughan
5.41 Karen Jones
5.41 Mike Levi
5.41 Sean Clennell
5.41 Steve Bibby
5.41 Tim Cross
4.91 Bek Barbaros
4.91 Crispin Duke
4.91 Mardi Ohannessian
4.91 Milo Fell
4.91 Richard Furborough
4.91 Rob Daniel
4.91 Sebastian Wilkinson
4.91 Sidi Shatku
4.91 Stewart Pemberton
3.97 Andy Marshall
3.47 Eileen Mulvany
3.47 Peter Bennet
3.47 Steve Allott
3.47 Steve Taylor
2.97 Christophe Guicheteau
2.97 Dama Cunningham
2.97 Dave Sheehy
2.97 David Hickey
2.97 David Hicks
2.97 Felix Vink
2.97 Jacques Ravier
2.97 Jim Shoesmith
2.97 Jysen Quah
2.97 Lise Nielsen
2.97 Marianne Petersen
2.97 Ryan O'Connell
2.97 Stephen Dekker
2.97 Wai Mun Yoon
2.00 Anna Price
1.50 Charles Conrad
1.50 Derek Murphy
1.00 Ana Mancino
1.00 Andrew Smith
1.00 Arthur Wright
1.00 Bob Young
1.00 Chris Derry
1.00 Christoph Deiter
1.00 Crispin Duke
1.00 Daniel Molan
1.00 Gary Bratton
1.00 Gary Young
1.00 Graham Smith
1.00 Gregge Madan
1.00 Joe Dooley
1.00 Larry Smyth
1.00 Lucy Friedman
1.00 Peter Snape
1.00 Richard Halvorsen
1.00 Sarah Jolliff
1.00 Saul Brody
1.00 Vincent Nolan
0.50 Adam Stocks
0.50 Alastair Woods
0.50 Andre Novos
0.50 Andrew Gibson
0.50 Andy Bell
0.50 Andy Darby
0.50 Ann Pocknell
0.50 Aso Mohammed
0.50 Aysel Naim
0.50 Bob Bruce
0.50 Bob O'Neill
0.50 Bob Slater
0.50 Brendan Gasparro
0.50 Brian Woods
0.50 Can Yildiz
0.50 Cathal Murphy
0.50 Cecilia Sparke
0.50 Chris Rogers
0.50 Christi Cozos
0.50 Claire Cusack
0.50 Cliff Tree
0.50 Cohava Bonard
0.50 Cristian Cozos
0.50 Daniel Rovira
0.50 Danny Gallagher
0.50 David Motley
0.50 David Sampson
0.50 Dearbhla Gowen
0.50 Derek Cooper
0.50 Derek Winterbottom
0.50 Fred Smyth
0.50 Gareth Thomas
0.50 Garry Jones
0.50 Gary Sweeney
0.50 Gay Roberts
0.50 Graham Ross
0.50 Graham Woods
0.50 Ian Judd
0.50 Jackie Jones
0.50 Jackie Murphy
0.50 Jamie Degabriele
0.50 Jamie MacPherson
0.50 Jenny Shanley
0.50 Jesper Carlsson
0.50 Jimmi Wong
0.50 Joan Hobson
0.50 Joao Almeida
0.50 Joe Crook
0.50 John Horton
0.50 Jonathan O'Grady
0.50 Joseph Levy
0.50 Julie Thornton 
0.50 Kaj Nielsen
0.50 Kate Porter
0.50 Kevin Collins
0.50 Kieran Shanley
0.50 Leo Mulrooney
0.50 Liam Leech
0.50 Liz Makepeace
0.50 Maggie Snow
0.50 Malcolm Robertson
0.50 Mark Woods
0.50 Martin Kelly
0.50 Martin Wilks
0.50 Martyn Hamer
0.50 Máté Fehér
0.50 Mick Butterfield
0.50 Mike Ireland
0.50 Mike Snowdon
0.50 Mike Waid
0.50 Mukesk Andani
0.50 Myke Wignall
0.50 Nils  Figenschou
0.50 Paul Duff
0.50 Paul O'Kelly
0.50 Paul Whitter
0.50 Peter Faughnan
0.50 Peter Finnimore
0.50 PJ O'Connor
0.50 Ray Fard
0.50 Reuben Shanley
0.50 Richard Coles
0.50 Richard Munslow
0.50 Ritchie Newbold
0.50 Robert Ingram
0.50 Roger Porter
0.50 Ronald Slattery
0.50 Rosey Bensley
0.50 Sabrina Gaboriau
0.50 Sean Thomas
0.50 Sharon Rawlings
0.50 Shaun Goode
0.50 Simon Fyfe
0.50 Stuart Rogers
0.50 Sue French
0.50 Sue Keeble
0.50 Sue Perks
0.50 Tiernan O'Rourke
0.50 Tim Brown
0.50 Tim Line
0.50 Trudi Seeley
0.50 Vaidas Budrys
0.50 Vincent Upton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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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