Updated: Monday, November 13, 2017 14:33

 

 

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Biba Membership, Magazine and Information 2018

 

 

Biba Membership 2018
Regardless of what month a member joins the fee is £20 which includes the Bibafax magazine in PDF format via an email download. 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 and Bibafax Subscription
From 2018 the Bibafax will only be available in PDF format - either as a download or (upon request) on CD-ROM. The cost for either delivery method is £5 (free to members) for the year (to include back-issues if requested).

Membership and Subscription fees can be paid now and in one of four ways (sterling): Cheque payable to Biba. Cash at tournament. PayPal (you can safely use your Visa card) online. Bank Transfer (ask for details).

 

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 12-14: The Bright 'n' Breezy - Venue: Jurys Inn, (near the railway station) Brighton
Limited to 128 entry, straight Knockout with Semi-Progressive Consolation, Last Chance and 3-pointer,

April 13-15: The British Open - Venue: Manor Hotel, Meriden, 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 6-8: The English Open - Venue: 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.

November 16-18: The UK Finals - Venue: 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 2018) will have their play-offs.

There is a Warm-up on the Friday evening: £5 Registration plus £10 entry (100% return) - The Top 16 players in the listing after July will playoff for at least £150 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 includes all entrants in Biba tournaments, members and non-members, and each 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). 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) in the Grand Prix Championship will receive a monetary award which will be awarded at the January 2019 Bright 'n' Breezy tournament. NB: If you have or know of any non-Biba events that would like to be part of the Grand Prix , let us know.

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.

NB: If you have or know of any non-Biba events that would like to be part of the GP , let us know.


The Biba Backgammon Tour will continue with the January, April and July tournaments included in the list along with non-Biba tournaments. At the 2018 UK Finals the Top 16 will be invited to take part in the Grand Final to be held on the Saturday morning at 11am for a monetary prize to be announced nearer to the tournament.

2018 BBT Dates
January 12-14: Bright 'n' Breezy (Biba event)
March 1-4: Cork Open
March tba: The Lakes
March tba: Manchester One-Day
April 13-15: British Open (Biba event)
June 8-10: Blackpool Imperial Cup
July 6-8: English Open (Biba event)
July tba: Liverpool Open
October tba: Irish Open
October tba: Sussex Cup

NB: If you have or know of any non-Biba events that would like to be part of the BBT let us know.

 

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