West Yorkshire Backgammon Open 2020

To be held online at BG Studio Heroes

October 23rd - 25th 2020

Register here

This years WY Open will now be held online over the weekend of 24/25 October with an optional warm up event on the Friday evening.

Although the event is normally an "open" one  the online version will be invitational only. Only players that have either played in a previous West Yorkshire Open or were pre-registered for this year will be able to compete.

Registration is now open and is limited to 80 players on a first come, first served basis.

Entry fee is £20 and registration £5. Deadline for payment is 30th September 2020. All events will have optional side pools.

All games/matches to be played on BG Studio Heroes. If you don't already have an account sign up is free.  https://heroes.backgammonstudio.com

Schedule/Formats

Friday     23rd October 18.00pm  -  Optional warm up event - Single elimination KO format. 5/7/9 point matches dependant on number of entries.

Saturday 24th October 10.30am  -  Main qualification event - 5 x 7 point randomly drawn matches to establish a ranking table whereby the top 16/32 (depending on number of entries) will qualify for the KO stage

Saturday 24th October 19.00pm  -  Non consultation Doubles KO event - Single elimination KO format. 7 point matches. Player 1 vs Player 1 and Player 2 vs Player 2. If a tie Player 1 vs Player 1 in 3 point match. Limited to 16 teams of 2 (first come, first served).

Sunday   25th October 10.30am  -  Main KO event - Single elimination KO format. Top 16/32 players from the qualification event. 11 point matches

Sunday   25th October 10.30am  -  Consolation KO event - Single elimination KO format. 7/9 point matches

Sunday   25th October 12.00pm  -  Last Chance KO event - Single elimination KO format. 5/7 point matches

Prizes (100% return)

Main Event -    Winner 50% + trophy, Runner up 20% + trophy
Consolation -   Winner 20% + trophy, Runner up trophy
Last Chance -  Winner 10% + trophy, Runner up trophy
Doubles     -     Trophies for winners and runners up
Warm up     -   Trophies for winner and runner up

Payment Options
1.   By online bank transfer to Santander, sort code 09-01-29, account no.  05071960

2.   By Paypal to stevelee@blueyonder.co.uk. Please ensure you select paying friend/family to avoid a 5% fee (Paypal charge this, not me)

Register here

Players Registered *Reg/Entry Paid 
1 James Newman* 21 Radu Ciortan 41 Mike Snowdon* 61 Paul Galley
2 Sarah Jolliff* 22 Vincent Nolan* 42 Oliver Squire* 62 Jamie Degabriele*
3 Anna Price* 23 Gareth Thomas* 43 Simon Hopper 63 Justin Kalay
4 Cynthia Roberts* 24 Gregge Madan* 44 Simon Moorecroft* 64  Brendan Burgess*
5 Tim Parfitt* 25 Chuck Conrad* 45 Mark Manley* 65 Anna Clarke*
6 Steve Lee* 26 Martyn Hamer* 46 Nick Sandqvist 66 Jon Barnes*
7 Denby Pettitt* 27 Michelle Ford* 47 Steve Bibby* 67 Maurice Ekpenyong
8 Evan Williams* 28 Mike Shewry* 48 Adam Clarke* 68 Andy Boysan*
9 Julia Hayward* 29 Simon Carter* 49 Dave Clifton* 69  
10 Mike Levi* 30 Alastair Woods* 50 Dave Pritchard* 70  
11 Richard Carter* 31 Alex Hannam* 51 Sean Casey* 71  
12 Ann Pocknell* 32 Arthur Wright* 52 Chris J Rogers* 72  
13 Adrian Farthing* 33 Chris Humble* 53 Cecilia Sparke* 73  
14 Alistair Ketner 34 Christoph Deiter* 54 Marius Pugna 74  
15 Ben Andrews 35 Cristian Cozos* 55 Sean Clennell* 75  
16 Brian Lever* 36 Jesper Carlsson* 56 Richard McQuillan* 76  
17 Roger Porter 37 Rob Perry* 57 Tim Cross* 77  
18 Geoff Hall* 38 Steve Allott* 58 Daniel Molan* 78  
19 John Horton* 39 Alexander Polden 59 Eli Nixey* 79  
20 Kev Jones* 40 David Sanders 60 Ian Gwynne* 80  
Doubles Event
1 Jesper Carlsson (c) & Steve Lee 9  
2 Vincent Nolan (c) & Sarah Jolliff 10  
3 Geoff Hall (c) & Richard Carter 11  
4 Radu Ciortan (c) & Cristian Cozos  12  
5 Julia Hayward (c) & Anna Price* 13  
6 Jon Barnes(c) & Anna Clarke 14  
7 Andy Boysan (c) & Adrian Farthing 15  
8   16  

 

 

 

Our Sponsors

Voted Board Manufacturer of the year at the 2019 UKBGF awards.

Tournament Director - Steve Lee

Contact email - steve@westyorkshirebackgammon.co.uk