Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:27

One-Stop Tournament Information 2017/2018


What is One-Stop?

This is a one-stop page for information on events and links relevant to them. Click the tournament below to see all relevant information relating to it on this page. Other Pages to be read in conjunction with each event: Tournament & Venue Details - Forthcoming Events - Calendar - Membership - Prepaid Registration - Rules - Venue and Accommodation Information


STOP PRESS - LATEST NEWS

 

IMPORTANT NEWS

BridgeOverseas (the booking agent used by Biba for 2017 events) have cancelled the November 17-19 venue at Wokefield Park, Reading. Negotiations are ongoing for a replacement and an announcement will follow in the next few days. UPDATE .... After searching around it was decided to move the UK Finals to Best Western Plus®, Manor Hotel, 127 Main Road, Meriden, Solihull, CV7 7NH. A 4-star hotel that combines all of the picturesque beauty of the Warwickshire countryside with the convenience of major city links situated just 3 miles from BHX.

 

UK Finals 2017 - 18 October: Added new entries

Bright 'n' Breezy 2018 - 26 September: Added new entries


INFORMATION COMMON TO ALL EVENTS

Book early to avoid disappointment at all events, the Biba

allocation is limited and is likely to be quickly taken up.

 

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFORMATION

outstanding non-element matches must not interfere with event elements

Players are expected to keep to the published schedule. The event elements (Main. Consolation. Last Chance etc.) have priority. All Main elements on Saturday must be completed on the day if possible. Players must not rearrange to play outstanding matches without the permission/knowledge of the Tournament Director. Should any player be unable to play to the schedule they must inform the TD immediately. Failure to do this will result in penalties to all parties involved. Also, I draw everyone’s attention to Rule 2.1 Place: All matches to be played in areas agreed by the Director. Any player missing from the main playing room when called out in the draw shall incur the first penalty point after an absence of 5 minutes from the start of the match unless they are absent with the Director's permission.

Optional Pools (Members Only):

  • Winner-Takes-All £15 only applicable to the Main. Paid only to the weekend's sole undefeated winner within the Swiss and Knockout stages else rolled over to the next event.
  • Players can choose to enter both, either or none of the optional side pools of £50 and £10 (Main only). There are also optional side pools for the other elements.

Extra elements:

  • Warm-up KO on the Friday evening: £5 Registration, £10 entry. 100% return
  • Super Jackpot, 8 players @ £250 or £100 entry (subject to interest).
  • Doubles Backgammon and Poker Tournament. NB: Poker subject to demand

NB: The extra elements start at 9pm.

Schedule:

  • Friday Warm-up starts at 2100. NB: This is not part of the Main tournament but a warm-up

  • Event Desk opens Saturday 1030 to 1230. NB: Be sure to Pre-Register for all tournaments.

  • Main element starts Saturday 1300. Penalty points start at 1305 and thereafter at 5 minute intervals.
  • Sunday 1030, all elements continued. Penalty points start at 1035 and thereafter at 5 minute intervals.

Other:

  • Late entries only accepted via phone if unable to make Pre-Registration deadline.
  • Penalty points kick in 5 minutes after the tournament starts for everyone.
  • Players on the Biba Rate for accommodation get subsidised Entry Fee.

ALL EVENTS ARE PRE-PAID REGISTRATION

To reserve your place in events you need to pre-pay your Registration Fee to arrive at Biba HQ no later than one week prior to the event. Check the event details below for costs. Payment can be made via PayPal, Cheque, Bank Transfer or Cash at a prior Biba event. Should you wish to do so you can also pre-pay the Entry Fee. NB: No matter what method of payment used please detail exactly what your payment covers.

Please email eventreg@backgammon-biba.co.uk for full details stating your preferred method of payment. Entrants cancelling their Registration within 7 days of the event will forfeit their Fee.

If, prior to an event, the full entry is short, entries on the day shall be accepted; however, the Registration Fee will be £35 for all persons - no exceptions. NB: This arrangement is subject to spaces available and might be filled before your arrival. Phone first to check.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION

Our room allocation for the exclusive Biba Rate for dinner, bed & breakfast is limited both in numbers and time. It is very important you are aware of the cutoff dates for each event (see event posters here). After the cutoff date Biba cannot guarantee the rate or availability. Call the hotel direct to book accommodation. Payment upon checking out - no deposit of prepayment required.

FINALLY

It is very important you read IMPORTANT STUFF ABOUT ACCOMMODATION AND VENUES

 



 

January 2018
April 2018
July 2018
November 2017
British Open (tba)
English Open (tba)

(click above to go to event information. Click here for event posters when available)

 


 

 

 

 

17-19 November @ Manor Hotel, 127 Main Road, Meriden, Solihull, CV7 7NH

For poster please see Forthcoming Events

 

Entrants

Anna Price

Brian Metcalf
Cedric Lytton
Chris March
Darren O'Shaughnessy
Gerry Enslin
Paul Plumptre
Richard Biddle

Stephen Carder

Richard Coles

Robert Perry
Steve Allott

 

The Biba daily accommodation rates for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are:
Single occupancy: 1 night @ £75, 2 nights @ £150
Double Occupancy: 1 night @ £125, 2 nights @ £250 *

* Best rate: £62.50 per person per night double occupancy
(Plus, you save £10 per person on Event Registration)


To reserve your room call the hotel direct on
+44 (0)1676 522 735 quoting “Backgammon Association”

>>> Accounts to be settled upon Check Out at the hotel <<<

Accommodation is limited. Book early to avoid missing out on stay & play

This includes ...
Accommodation - Single occupancy rooms are limited, you are advised to book early
Three course dinner for all guests
Full English or Continental breakfast
Free playing-room for the weekend
Full use of the leisure facilities
Free WiFi for all residents
Car Parking

Tournament Details ...

Costings:
Pre-paid Registration - Entry limited to 48: Biba Rate hotel guests £15. All others £25
Entry Fee £40 (100% return).
Expected first prize £1500 (minumum 38 entrants)

Format:
Main - Entrants will play a Swiss 5 x 7pt qualifying matches on the Saturday with the Top 16 (or * depending upon number of entrants) going into the Main 1st Round Sunday morning.
Progressive Consolation - variable points dependent on timing and Progressive entry level (excludes Main semi-finalists)
Last Chance (5 & 7 point matches)

Schedule:
Friday ...

2100, Friday Warm-up Finals. The top players listed here play for a first prize of £340.

Saturday …
1030-1230: Event Desk - Pools & Entry Fee (if not pre-paid)

1100: Finals of the Biba Backgammom Tour. The top players listed here play for a first prize of £200.
1300: Main Qualifier starts. Swiss 5 x 7 point matches
2130: Doubles. Jackpots. Poker. (subject to demand)

Sunday …
1030: Main Knockout 16 (Swiss 4 & 5 wins + 3 wins playoff)
1030: Progressive Consolation (includes Main Rounds 1 & 2 losers using variable point match lengths)
1300: Last Chance (5 & 7 point matches)


 

This is a Biba Grand Prix and Backgammon Tour event


 

 

12-14 January, 2018 @ the Jurys, Inn 101 Stroudley Road, BN1 4DJ

For poster please see Forthcoming Events

 

Entrants

Arthur Wright

Paul Plumptre

 

The Biba daily accommodation rates for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are:
Single occupancy: 1 night @ £75, 2 nights @ £150
Double Occupancy: 1 night @ £125, 2 nights @ £250 *

* Best rate: £62.50 per person per night double occupancy
(Plus, you save £10 per person on Event Registration)

To reserve your room call the hotel direct on +44 (0)127 386 2121 or online at

https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/brighton/rooms quoting “JIREDM120118”

>>> Accounts to be settled upon Check Out at the hotel <<<

Accommodation is limited. Book early to avoid missing out on stay & play

This includes ...
Accommodation - Single occupancy rooms are limited, you are advised to book early
Three course dinner for all guests
Full English or Continental breakfast
Free playing-room for the weekend
Full use of the leisure facilities
Free WiFi for all residents

Tournament Details ...

Costings:
Pre-paid Registration - Entry limited to 128: Biba Rate hotel guests £20. All others £30
Entry Fee £40 (100% return).
Expected first prize £1500 (minumum 38 entrants)

Format:
Main - Progressive Consolation - Last Chance - Tidal Wave

Schedule:
Friday ...

2100: Friday Warm-up. £5 Registration. £10 Entry (100% returned)

Saturday …
1030-1230: Event Desk - Pools & Entry Fee (if not pre-paid)

1300: Main Knockout starts ... followed by Progressive Consolation (variable 5 & 7 point matches to suit timings)
2130: Doubles. Jackpots. Poker. (subject to demand)

Sunday …
1030: Main Knockout and Progressive Consolation resume
1230: Last Chance (5 & 7 point matches)

1330: Tidal Wave (3 point matches)

NB: Last Chance and Tidal Wave starting times are subject to change.


This is a Biba Grand Prix and Backgammon Tour event

 

 

 

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