July 15, 2014 11:06 AM


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11-13 July, 2014 @ Park Inn by Radisson,Nottingham


1st Prize £750 **





Are you the best backgammon player in the UK? Well, by 14 July the answer will be decided. This is because over the weekend 11-13 July, 2014 the UK’s Giant of Backgammon Championship is being held at the Park Inn by Radisson, Nottingham and the overall winner could be taking home £750 (based upon 32 entries **)

Mind you, it won't be easy, the event is a rigorous test of endurance, stamina, skill and guts - certainly not for the fainthearted.

This is Biba-sponsored event and is open to everyone but is not ranked but will be awarded Grand Prix championship points and Biba Backgammon Tour points.

Registration (1030 to 1215) existing Members £15. New members £20 + £5 Registration. Non-Members £20. Entry Fee £20.

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The format is a tough test of any backgammon player's skill with matches of varying length and time played over a two-day period and will be a Double-Entry Knockout, Best of Three.

The initial entry field is split into two groups, A & B via an Elimination Round. Winners go into Group A and Losers into Group B. From hereon each Group plays a straight knockout each heading towards a Final between Group winners in which Group A winner starts the 15 point match 5-0 up. Group A & B entrants who lose in the knockout 1st or 2nd Rounds go into the Consolation. For all other players there will be a Last Chance and 3-pointer (the latter subject to timing).

It all kicks off on the Saturday at 12:30 (NOTE EARLY STARTING TIME)




Saturday Main Splitter (32 entries)
Round 1 Main @ 12:30 A 'best-of-three' 5-pointer round. This is a one round elimination format to divide the field into two separate KOs for the remaining fixtures, the winners going into KO#1 and the losers into KO#2.

Saturday Main (Both KOs)
Round 2: 1 x 5pts, 1 x 5pts, 1 x 3pts
Round 3: 1 x 5pts, 1 x 5pts (Break for dinner if necessary), 1 x 7pts

Sunday (Both KOs)
Round 4: 10:30: 1 x 7pts, 1 x 7pts, 1 x 5pts
Round 5: 1 x 13pts
Round 6 (Final): 1 x 15pts, KO#1 entrant starts 5-0 up.

Consolation (28 entries)
Round 1: 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts
Round 2: 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts
Round 3: 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts
Round 4: 1 x 7pts
Round 5: 1 x 9 pts
Round 6 (Final): 1 x 11pts

Last Chance (32 open entry subject to demand)
Round 1: 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts, 1 x 1pt
Round 2: 1 x 3pts, 1 x 3pts, 1 x 1pt
Round 3: 5pts
Round 4: 7pts
Round 5 (Final): 9pts.

Due to the format of 'best of three' clocks will be issued at the request of players or at the director's discretion. If you have your own clock, please bring it with you.



Park Inn by Radisson, Mansfield Road, Nottingham

The Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham, Mansfield Road, is a central hotel less than 15 minutes from the M1/A610 and is close to the City Centre and Nottingham’s many attractions. A great venue for a tournament - and one to bring the family. Hotel web site

Players at the Nottingham venue will benefit from free parking and free high-speed internet.

Road: Exit M1 at J26 towards A610 Nottingham. After approx 3 miles left at roundabout onto A6130 Gregory Boulevard. One mile later 1st exit on roundabout onto A60 Mansfield Road. Hotel on the right after passing Redcliff Road. Rail: Approx 7 minutes from the station by taxi, 25 to 30 on foot. Air: East Midlands airport then follow Road directions.

Or click the url http://goo.gl/maps/6AIZi else copy and paste into Google Maps.

Biba Rate Accommodation
1 night Dinner, B&B single occupancy: £68
1 night Dinner, B&B double occupancy: £120
2 nights Dinner, B&B single occupancy: £114
2 nights Dinner, B&B double occupancy: £220

Reservations @ Nottingham: Quote BIBA14: Tel 0115 935 9988 - reservations.nottingham@rezidorparkinn.com

Book early to avoid disappointment, the Biba allocation is limited and is likely to be quickly taken up.


All Registration and Entry Fees to be paid on the day.