Tournament Format 

MASTERS: Double Elimination
Main bracket: 11 Point matches
Fighters Bracket: 5 Point matches

INTERMEDIATES: Double Elimination
Main Bracket: 9 Point matches
Fighters Bracket: 5 Point matches

SUPER JACKPOT: 11 Point matches

FRIDAY WARM-UP: 7 Point matches


TOMBSTONE TROPHY: 5 Point matches

Saturday and Sunday - Separate 2 point round robins (no cube) and Tric Trac tourno's depending on demand.

SIDE EVENTS: Jackpots, Speedgammon, DMP's


Tournament Fees and Payouts 

*   You may enter up to 2 side pools in each event.
**  Cheaper registration for UKBGF Members.



There will be a 70:30 split of the prizemoney for all events and side pools except for double elimination events, where the split will be 40:25:15:10:5:5

To become a UKBGF member please click the logo

The winner of the FREE entry Warm Up tournament will receive an
Erhan 869bg Backgammon board worth £350

The two Intermediate finalists will each receive a FREE backgammon lesson kindly donated by The Backgammon Workshop.


"The Backgammon Workshop is pleased to support the Bristol Open and would like to take your game to the next level."

Schedule of Play



19:00 - Bristol Backgammon Club night
• Speedgammon tournament



• Satellites for the masters and intermediates
• Registration opens
• Side events

18:30 - Welcome cocktail and buffet

20:00 - Warm-up tournament commences

21:00 - Super Jackpot commences


10:00-11:30 - Final Registrations

12:00 - Masters tournament commences

12:30 - Intermediates tournament commences

15:00 onwards - Side events

19:00 - Dinner break

21:00 -

•  Consulting doubles commences
•  Poker begins (£250 added money TBC)
•  Play continues where necessary


10:00 - Seminar by Backgammon Giant No 2 - Michihito Kageyama

•  All play in main tournament resumes
•  Tombstone Trophy commences

13:00 onwards -Side events

TBC -Prize giving ceremony



19:00 - Bristol Backgammon Club night
•  3 Point round robins

♦ Michi's Seminar ♦ 

On Sunday morning at 10;00, long time friend of Bristol Backgammon and No 2 World Backgammon Giant Michihito 'Michi' Kageyama will kindly give us all a seminar intriguingly titled "Double Tigers".  Michi has consistently been one of the best players in the world for a considerable number of years.  I would encourage as many of you as possible not to miss this.  Please show your respect by turning up on time.


Michi and our own Roland Herrera have been collaborating for some time on a new backgammon book.  We are excited to be able to announce that it will be launched this weekend.











Called "Opening Concepts", it is aimed at Intermediate level players, but has three parts catering for beginners, intermediates and advanced players.

Priced at just £40, this weekend would be an ideal opportunity to purchase a copy and get it signed by both authors.

Click PDF to download Michi's seminar

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