Stage 8 of the UKBGF Tour
Photo: King Alfred
Saturday will be a 5 round Swiss qualifying tournament of 7 point matches with the top 16 players qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Anyone who wins 5 or 4 matches will automatically qualify, the top eight who win 3 (according to their defeated opponents' number of wins) will go into a 1-pt playoff.
The remaining forty-eight players will qualify for the consolation tournament. This will be seeded so that players with three wins from day one get a first round bye, and players with two wins will be kept apart as far as possible.
Beginners will have a separate Swiss tournament on the Saturday.
The Main finals will be 11 point matches and the Consolation will be 5 point matches.
If you are unlucky enough to be knocked out early in the finals then there is a Last Chance of 3 point matches starting at 12pm.
Optional prize pools will be available for the Main, Consolation and Last Chance. Pool money will be split 2/3 to winner of pool, 1/3 to runner up. (see 'Entry Fees & Pools' section)
There will be cash prizes for the winners and runners up in the Main, Consolation and Last Chance - values will be posted on the day. Trophies also for the winners.
We are organising a table at a nearby curry house for the evening (not included in the fees) - let us know if you'd like to join in. Subject to confirmation, there will also be informal games over drinks afterwards.
Round times after the first each day are approximate.