Biba Membership 2017
Regardless of what month a member joins the fee is £15. Although all Biba tournaments are open to everyone (subject to event limits) only Biba Members will be allowed to enter the optional members-only side pools including the Winner-Takes-All. Only Members will be paid out in the Grand Prix Championship and the Friday Warm-up. Membership after 31 August is not eligible for the Grand Prix Championship or the Friday Warm-up payouts but are valid for the event side pools in November.
Membership and Bibafax Subscription
The Bibafax is sent out at least four times during the year (Feb, May, Aug and Dec) and is available as a PDF download via email or CD; or paper versions in full colour or black and white.
Bibafax 2017: Members / Non-Members (including p&p)
PDF Email or CD
£5 / £10
£20 / £25
£30 / £35
NB: Overseas subscriptions only available via email - this also applies to Members.
Membership and Subscription fees can be paid now and in one of four ways (sterling): Cheque payable to Biba. Cash at tournament. PayPal (Visa) online. Bank Transfer.
Please go to the Form to join or subscribe. This will open in a new
window ready for you to print out and send back to Biba HQ.
All tournaments require Pre-paid Registration. (see Forthcoming and One-Stop)
January 13-15: The Bright 'n' Breezy - Venue: Holiday Inn, Brighton
Limited to 128 entry, straight Knockout with Semi-Progressive Consolation, Last Chance and 3-pointer,
April 7-9: The British Open - Venue: St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Limited to 64 players. Entrants will play a Swiss 5 x 7pt qualifying matches on the Saturday with the Top 16 going into the Main 1st Round Sunday morning. Also includes a Semi-Progressive Consolation and Last Chance.
July 7-9: The English Open - Venue: Wokefield Park, Reading
Limited to 48 players. Entrants will play a Swiss 5 x 7pt qualifying matches on the Saturday with the Top 16 going into the Main 1st Round Sunday morning. Also includes a Semi-Progressive Consolation and Last Chance.
November 17-19: The UK Finals - Venue: The Manor Hotel, Meriden, Solihull,
Limited to 48 players. Entrants will play a Swiss 5 x 7pt qualifying matches on the Saturday with the Top 16 going into the Main 1st Round Sunday morning. Also includes a Semi-Progressive Consolation and Last Chance. Plus extras which will be announced nearer the date.
Also, at the UK Finals: The Top 16 of the Friday Warm-up (based upon Jan, Apr and Jul events) and the Top 16 of the Biba Backgammon Tour (BBT qualifying events throughout 2017) will have their play-offs.
The UK Finals will be a stand-alone tournament forming part of the Grand Prix Championship with the year's top players being announced following the event.
There is a Warm-up on the Friday evening at all Biba events: £5 Registration plus £10 entry (100% return) -- The Top 16 players in the listing after July will playoff for at least £340 prize money on the Friday evening at the UK Finals. Also, GP points are awarded which are added to the weekend's GP points.
The Grand Prix Championship: All entrants in Biba tournamants, members and non-members, shall gain GP points in the Main and Consolation and Last Chance with the highest score of the three being the award for that tournament NB: Added to this award will be points gained in Saturday Swiss qualifying events (Biba events only) and in the Friday Warm-up tournament. GP Points will also be awarded to all entrants in non-Biba events at which GP Points are awarded. At the end of the year (usually after the UK Finals) the Top Two Members at least will receive a monetary award which will awarded at the January 2018 Bright 'n' Breezy tournament.
NB: If you have or know of any non-Biba events that would like to be part of the GP , let us know.
NB: If you have or know of any non-Biba events that would like to be part of the BBT let us know.