Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 13:20
2019 Season - Open to all players
(If you have any comments or questions regarding the BBT, please email and I will reply in Q & A)
INFORMATION (updated 26/11/18)
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, etrants pay nothing towards it, it is a totally free-entry element of each event.
2019 BBT Dates
February 8-10: Cotswolds Invitational
April 14: The Lakes
October 18-20: Irish Open
The Biba Backgammon Tour Final 2019
Now that the results from Bognor and the Irish Open are in it’s good to see that Dave Pritchard stayed at the top to become the 2019 Biba Backgammon Tour winner. Simon Morecroft almost pipped him to the post - and would have done if he’d fared a little better in the Irish. Well done, Dave.
Dave Pritchard - 2019 Backgammon Tour Champion
Now that the results from Bognor and the Irish Open are in it’s good to see that Dave Pritchard stayed at the top to become the 2019 Biba Backgammon Tour winner. Simon Morecroft almost pipped him to the post - and would have done if he’d fared a little better in the Irish. Well done, Dave..
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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