Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 13:20

Added Liverpool

 

 

2019 Season - Open to all players

Bright ‘n’ Breezy - Cotswolds Invitational - Cork Open

British Open - The Lakes- Blackpool Imperial Cup
Liverpool Open - Sussex Cup - Irish Open

 

 

12/11/19
22/07/19
11/10/11

 

 

(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 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.

 

Pos
Main
Con
LC
1st
27.99
23.98
19.97
2nd
23.98
19.97
15.96
3rd & 4th
19.97
15.96
11.95
5th to 8th
15.96
11.95
7.94
9th to 16th
11.95
7.94
3.93
Remaining Entrants 1.15 pts

For the Last 8/16 of the Main, Consolation, and Last Chance 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 Bibafix upon publication. After the final event the player with the highest score will be awarded a cash prize of £75..


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.

 

 

2019 BBT Dates
January 11-13: Bright 'n' Breezy

February 8-10: Cotswolds Invitational
Feb/March 28/03: Cork Open
April 05-07: British Open

April 14: The Lakes
June 07-09: Blackpool Imperial Cup
July 13-14: Liverpool Open
October 12: Sussex Cup

October 18-20: Irish Open

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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

 

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
2018
Gerry Enslin
Paul Christmas
2019
Dave Pritchard
Simon Morecroft

 

LATEST LISTINGS

 

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..

 

2019 Final Placings
94.13 Dave Pritchard
84.96 Simon Morecroft
72.93 Sean Jones
63.84 Rob Perry
59.91 Alastair Woods
59.91 Gaz Owen
59.75 Richard Biddle
51.73 Anna Price
49.03 Anna Clarke
47.88 John Broomfield
47.32 Karen Jones
43.95 Stuart Mann
43.87 Peter Christmas
41.09 Dave Gallagher
41.09 Sean Clennell
39.86 Arthur Thurgood
39.86 Paul Christmas
38.23 Brian Lever
37.08 Uli Koch
37.00 CJ Uttley
37.00 Richard McQuillan
35.93 Ergin Ahmet
35.93 Eric McAlpine
35.93 Paul Plumptre
35.93 Steve Bibby
35.85 Shea Mulhall
35.85 Peter Bennet
34.22 Alex Polden
33.07 Tim Parfitt
32.99 Rachel Rhodes
31.92 Andre Novos
31.92 Chris Rogers
31.92 Mike Wood
31.92 Radu Ciortan
31.84 Garry Jones
31.44 Jon Barnes
30.21 Keith Gill
29.14 Phil Tutchings
27.99 Kev Jones
27.91 Bob Young
27.91 Emad Salib
27.91 Felix Vink
27.91 Graeme Turner
27.91 Ray Kershaw
27.83 Richard Carter
26.20 Neil Webb
25.05 Graham Read
25.05 Vaidas Budrys
23.98 Alan Farrell
23.98 Stephen Drake
23.98 Zohrab Yoncali
23.90 Wayne Joseph
23.90 Dorothy Lee
23.90 Jamie Degabriele
23.90 Martin Barkwill
22.19 Eileen Mulvany
21.12 Ann Pocknell
21.12 Crispin Duke
21.12 Dan Rovira
21.12 Jason Champion
19.97 André Larsen
19.97 Cato Fordham
19.97 Chris Bray
19.97 Frederic Bonard
19.97 John Gallagher
19.97 Paul Galley
19.97 Shaun Herd
19.97 Yousef Mahmoud
19.91 Martha Littlehailes
19.89 Jerry White
19.89 Leo Mulrooney
18.26 Stephen Carder
18.26 Lawrence Powell
18.26 Vic Sprake
18.26 Wayne Felton
18.18 Rosalie Johnson
17.11 Brendan Burgess
17.11 Daniel Molan
17.11 David Sanders
17.11 Frank Fleming
17.11 Gary Brooker
17.11 Mark Calderbank
17.11 Mick Butterfield
17.11 Richard Furborough
17.11 Sue Perks
17.03 Saul Brody
15.96 Ana Mancino
15.96 Andrew Hunter
15.96 Ania Grom-Yoncali
15.96 Aysel Naim
15.96 Brian Gillot
15.96 Cheryl Oliver
15.96 David Brown
15.96 David Harris
15.96 David Snaith
15.96 Eric Maillebiau
15.96 Graham Botwright
15.96 Heidi Andersen
15.96 Jesper Carlsson
15.96 Laurence May
15.96 Marcia Beach
15.96 Mark Radley
15.96 Mike Grabsky
15.96 Oliver Plaehn
15.96 Roger Porter
15.96 Roni Sofroniou
15.96 Stephen Graham
15.96 Tariq Siddiqi
15.88 Cristi Cozos
15.88 Jamie MacPherson
15.88 Simon Jones
15.88 Walter Busato
14.25 Sean Casey
13.10 Danny Cohen
13.10 David Nathan
13.10 Liam Weston
13.10 Mark Manley
13.10 Mike Levi
13.10 Nick Sandqvist
13.10 Peter Snape
13.10 Ron Slattery
13.10 Tiernan O'Rouke
11.95 Al Hogg
11.95 Alan Beach
11.95 Alan Pattison
11.95 Annie Craig
11.95 Bernardo Viana
11.95 Bill Pope
11.95 Bob Slater
11.95 Christophe Guicheteau
11.95 Danny De Meester
11.95 David McNamara
11.95 David Swanton
11.95 Gary Bratton
11.95 Haastert van Pim
11.95 Ian Hesketh
11.95 Ian McFarlane
11.95 Jamie Dowling
11.95 John Casey
11.95 John McNeill
11.95 John Plummer
11.95 Kaj Nielsen
11.95 Kate Porter
11.95 Lorna Vestey
11.95 Marianne Petersen
11.95 Monty Hunter
11.95 Nick Ray
11.95 Nik Hornyak
11.95 Nils Figenschou
11.95 Paolo Barone
11.95 Paul Duff
11.95 Paul van Rooijen
11.95 Peter Farrer
11.95 Peter Finnimore
11.95 Phil Perelmuter
11.95 Polidoros Lapidakis
11.95 Robin Oliver
11.95 Simon Hopper
11.95 Stephen Little
11.95 Stevan Lind
11.95 Sue Keeble
11.95 Vicky Gilbart
11.95 Warren Hendon
11.39 Derek Murphy
9.09 Brenda Rosen
9.09 Chris Humble
9.09 Connar Baird
9.09 Jackie Murphy
9.09 Joe Dooley
9.09 Pam Wright
9.09 Patrice Desmond
9.09 Steve Allott
9.09 Steve Lee
9.09 Stuart Rogers
7.94 Adam Sinclair
7.94 Ben Patterson
7.94 Claudia Goehnert
7.94 Derek Cooper
7.94 Elise Wright
7.94 Gavin Aherne
7.94 George Sadler
7.94 Ian Judd 
7.94 Ian North
7.94 Isaac Rye
7.94 John Huggins
7.94 John Wright
7.94 Larry Smyth
7.94 Len Jones
7.94 Marina Yallouros
7.94 Michael Flesch
7.94 Mike Shewry
7.94 Mukesh Andani 
7.94 Oliver Squire
7.94 Patrick Toxvaerd
7.94 Paul White
7.94 Pete Willcocks  
7.94 Peter Stevens
7.94 Philip Nicolas
7.94 Richard Halvorsen
7.94 Samya Abdullah
7.94 Stephen Tyler
7.94 Stephen Wright
7.94 Steve Holman
7.94 Trudi Seely
7.94 Uldis Lapikens
6.23 Dave Clifton
5.08 Andy Darby
5.08 Andy Marshall
5.08 Charles Conrad
5.08 John Young
5.08 Reza Aghdam
3.93 Gary Thompson
3.93 Petar Vidovic
3.93 Rosey Bensley
3.93 Sergiu Nistea
2.30 Andrew Smith
2.30 Danny Gallagher
2.30 Dearbhla Gowen
2.30 Micky Fernandes
2.30 Peter Faughnan
2.30 Peter Hodson
2.30 Rogier van Gemert
2.30 Shaun Goode
2.30 Steve Fowles
2.30 Vincent Nolan
1.15 Adam Stocks
1.15 Alex Cirin
1.15 Andreea Terciu
1.15 Andrew Gibson
1.15 Andrew Lister
1.15 Andy Boysan
1.15 Ann Maher
1.15 Bob Bruce
1.15 Brendan Gasparro
1.15 Can Yildiz
1.15 Catalin Bucur
1.15 Cecilia Sparke
1.15 Chris Ternel
1.15 Christoph Deiter
1.15 Cohava Bonard
1.15 Dave  Sheehy
1.15 Dave Gates
1.15 Dave Motley
1.15 David Dennis
1.15 David Startin
1.15 David Tingey
1.15 Denby Pettitt
1.15 Derek Winterbottom
1.15 Don Irving
1.15 Eli Nixey
1.15 Fak Laight
1.15 Gareth Thomas
1.15 Gary Young
1.15 Gay Roberts
1.15 Gregge Madan
1.15 Ian Gray
1.15 Ian Gwynne
1.15 Ian Squire
1.15 Ian Turner
1.15 Irving Czechowicz
1.15 Jackie Jones
1.15 Jacqueline Gough
1.15 Jacqueline Rixon
1.15 Joan Cunningham
1.15 John Horton
1.15 John Jaap
1.15 Jon Meyer
1.15 Jonathan O' Grady
1.15 Jooles Meyer
1.15 Julia Hayward
1.15 Julian Minwalla
1.15 Karel Szpalek
1.15 Karina Langhoff
1.15 Kevin Collins
1.15 Lee Gorton
1.15 Len Nixey
1.15 Liam Leech
1.15 Lise Nielsen
1.15 Lucy Friedman
1.15 Mahmoud Jahanbani
1.15 Marc Turner
1.15 Marek Istvan
1.15 Mark Smyth
1.15 Martin Wilks
1.15 Martyn Hamer
1.15 Máté Fehér
1.15 Maurice Ekpenyong
1.15 Mervyn Bleach
1.15 Michèle de Havilland
1.15 Mick McGown
1.15 Mike Snowdon
1.15 Mike Waid
1.15 Neil Foston
1.15 Nicky Check
1.15 Patrick  Delaney
1.15 Paul Barwick
1.15 Paul Moulton
1.15 Paul O'Kelly
1.15 Phiip Redden
1.15 Phil Newton
1.15 Ray Fard
1.15 Robert Ingram
1.15 Rodrigo  Pradexes
1.15 Rory Brennan
1.15 Rune Færevåg
1.15 Sarah Foster
1.15 Sarah Jolliff
1.15 Sean Thomas
1.15 Sebastian Adams
1.15 Sebastian Wilkinson
1.15 Simon Rimmer
1.15 Sokrates Bukalis
1.15 Tim Cross
1.15 Tim Line
1.15 Tom Schnittger
1.15 Victoria Standring
1.15 Will Nolan


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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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