UKBGF League

UKBGF Online League

The UKBGF League and P-40 Knockout has started. It's really exciting because we have 342 players in the league and 337 in the Knockout. Both competitions are the biggest and most ambitious we have attempted and the league is the biggest of it's kind anywhere.

View the league and Knockout

In addition to all the top British players, we have players joining us from all over the world. Headed by Michihito Kageyama, better know to us as world number two Michy, we also have players from across Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and even New Zealand.

We will be emailing players with the details of their division and opponents.

The P-40 Knockout also starts this weekend. The number of players taking part is so big that we had to split everyone into two 256 player draws. The first round has plenty of byes, and for players lucky enough to have one, you can start your second round as soon as you want. We have two fantastic boards, a custom P40 tournament board for for the winner and a Erhan 896 for the runner up. We will be emailing players with their first round opponent's details.

To allow these events to be as flexible and enjoyable for all players, we haven't specified which platform you should play on or which time setting to use, however, we have set up a room in Heroes that will be the default when players can't agree. It's in the External Tournaments | UKBGF League & Cup and is preset with 90 second per point and 10 seconds delay.

Instructions for entering your results

Join the UKBGF here

Register below to play in April

If you are already in the League or Knockout you do not need to register again.

League Rules

The League and Knockout competitions are for UKBGF members only. Join the UKBGF and then register for the competitions to be included in the next quarter.

You need to maintain your membership whilst playing in these competitions. If your membership lapses you won't be able to enter results and won't be eligible to win prizes.


League

The quarters run as follows:

  • 16th January to 25th March

  • 1st April to 25th June

  • 1st July to 25th September

  • 1st October to 25th December

By joining the league you are committing yourself to play all your five opponents each quarter. We know that there may be times that it is not possible. If you are going through one of those exceptional situations, please let the people in your division know and also inform the TDs. If you don't, you could be relegated two divisions or even removed from the league.

If you drop out of the league at any time you may re-join in the future at the bottom of the league.

Each division contains six players. You will need to play one 11 point match against every other player in your division.

Any platform and clock speed can be decided between the players. However, if agreement can't be reached, the default position is to play in the dedicated UKBGF Online League room on Studio Heroes. which is preset to 90 seconds per point and 10 seconds delay. This is non-negotiable if one player insists.

The scoring is 3 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. The top two players will be promoted and bottom two relegated. However, as the league has a pyramid structure, divisions at the top of a tier will only have one promotion spot.

In the event of a tie on points, promotion and demotion tie breaks will be by score difference (GPD), then head to head score, then by players online rating at the start of the quarter. If there is still a tie it will be decided by a toss of a coin.

The winner is responsible for entering the result on the UKBGF website. Note, if requested by the TDs, a match file must be produced - failure to do so may mean the match being voided.

Online results will count towards your UKBGF online rating, even if you decide to play face to face.

If you have tried to arrange your match but are getting no response from your opponent, please contact the TDs no later than 2 weeks before the end of the quarter.


Knockout

The knockout competition is free to all UKBGF members. For 2021 the first prize is a P-40 backgammon board and second prize is an Erhan 869 board.

Each round must be completed by the published deadline. If any match is not played, both players will be eliminated unless one player can prove that they have made reasonable efforts to arrange their match. In this instance it is accepted by all who enter that the TDs have total discretion in awarding the match if proven.

Note there will be instances when players forget their arranged matches. In the spirit of the League we expect both players to act reasonably and the player waiting to have made every effort to contact their opponent.


General

The tournament directors are Andrew Selby, David Potter and Tony Lezard.

By joining the League and or Knockout you agree that your contact details are shared with other players for the purpose of arranging matches.

When agreement can't be reached over playing platform and speed, the match will be played on Backgammon Heroes in the External Tournaments | UKBGF League & Cup room where the match is preset with 90 second per point and 10 seconds delay.

The tournament directors reserve the right to remove players from the league and knockout at their absolute discretion.

The tournament directors reserve the right to make changes to the format and rules if deemed necessary in the future.

Some selected matches from both League and Knockout will be streamed with commentary. We will let you know if you have been selected, and ask you for your cooperation with the scheduling.

Finally, these events are run by the members, for the members, and it is your responsibility to make it a pleasant experience for your opponent. We will not tolerate rudeness. If in doubt, please read the UKBGF Code of Conduct.

New signups for April 2021

  • Rodryk Schönfeld

  • Neil Clarke

  • Jacques Wehli

  • Mariusmarin

  • solitaru

  • COSTEL MUNTEANU

  • Tom Ovenall

  • Peter Falter

  • Andrew Brown

  • Beat Zaugg

  • Reece McLean

350 Signed up

  • Adrian Farthing

  • Afshin Foulad

  • Ahmed Sayed

  • Alan Briefel

  • Alan Hind

  • Alan Joicey

  • Alastair Woods

  • Alex Ellerington

  • Alex Hannam

  • Alex Ward

  • Alexander Polden

  • Alexandru Pascu

  • Alistair Ketner

  • Andrew Darby

  • Andrew Fotiadis

  • Andrew Hunter

  • Andrew Lister

  • Andrew Selby

  • Andrew Shand

  • Andrew Tucker-Peake

  • Andy Boysan

  • Anita Marholm

  • Ann Maher

  • Ann Pocknell

  • Anna Clarke

  • Anna Price

  • Annie Craig

  • Aref Alipour

  • Arthur Thurgood

  • Astrid Phillips

  • Barry Gittleman

  • Bashar Rassam

  • Beata Kiss

  • Becca Bell

  • Ben Owen

  • Bill Markham

  • Bill Williamson

  • Brenda Rafferty

  • Brenda Rosen

  • Brian Lever

  • Caspar Jacobs

  • Cat Bucur

  • Cato Fordham

  • Cecilia Sparke

  • Charles Hill

  • Charles Montagu

  • Charles Pickard

  • Ching Ho Li

  • Chris Brant

  • Chris Bray

  • Chris Evans

  • Chris Hamilton

  • Chris Hughes

  • Chris Humble

  • Chris J Rogers

  • Chris O’Connor

  • Chris Palmer

  • Chris Purchase

  • Christian Denereaz

  • Christoph Deiter

  • Christopher Phelps

  • CJ Uttley

  • Colin Burrows

  • Colin Whiers

  • Crispin Duke

  • Cristian Cozos

  • Cynthia Roberts

  • Daan Posthuma

  • Damien Ricaud

  • Damon Heath

  • Dan Pascu

  • Dan Rovira

  • Dan Ursan

  • Daniel Molan

  • Daniil Gubarev

  • Danny Cohen

  • Danny De Meester

  • Danny Gallagher

  • Darren Woodcock

  • Dave Clifton

  • Dave Davies

  • Dave Motley

  • Dave Pritchard

  • David Brown

  • David Curtis

  • David Dennis

  • David Gallagher

  • David James Collins

  • David Lazarus

  • David Nathan

  • David Phillips

  • David Potter

  • David Sanders (Worcester)

  • David Tulip

  • Dean Cartwright

  • Denby Pettitt

  • Denis Mikhaylov

  • Dominic Murgia

  • Donald Sharpe

  • Dorothy Lee

  • Doug Simon

  • Edward Leighton

  • Elizabeth Ashfield

  • Emad Salib

  • Ergin Ahmet

  • Eric Maillebiau

  • Evan Williams

  • Farzin Aarabi

  • Farzin Yazdi

  • Gareth Thomas

  • Garry Jones

  • Gary Fisher

  • Gavin Johnson

  • Gaz Owen

  • Geoff Hall

  • George Jacobs

  • George Madgwick

  • Georgios Papazoglou

  • Gerald Whitehouse

  • Gillian Misrahi

  • Graeme Turner

  • Grant Hoffman

  • Gregge Madan

  • Harry Petrakas

  • Hazel Boucher

  • Henry Keane

  • Hugh Shand

  • Ian Gwynne

  • Ian Squire

  • Ian Tarr

  • Ian Turner

  • Ian Vaughan

  • Ioannis Atmatzidis

  • Irving Czechowicz

  • Itzhak Rasooly

  • Jacob Rose

  • James Newman

  • James Ramsey

  • James T Slomkoski

  • Jamie Dowling

  • Jamie Evans

  • Jamie MacPherson

  • Janette Hodgkinson

  • Jason Champion

  • Jason Masimore

  • Jeff Proctor

  • Jenny Cooper

  • Jerry White

  • Jesper Carlsson

  • Jim Smart

  • Joerg Raabe

  • John Gallagher

  • John Hedge

  • John Horton

  • John McNeill

  • John Plummer

  • John Smye

  • Jol Wardle

  • Jon Barnes

  • Jonathan O'Grady

  • Jonathan Shaul

  • Jules Smith

  • Julia Hayward

  • Julian Clark

  • Julian Fetterlein

  • Julian Minwalla

  • Justin Rose

  • Karen Jones

  • Katharine McMaster

  • Keith Gill

  • Ken Gibson

  • Kevin Bailey

  • Kevin Jones

  • Kristian Mills

  • Larry Smyth

  • Lawrence Powell

  • Lee Bakewell

  • Lewis Potter

  • Linda Taylor

  • Luca Mills

  • Lucy Friedman

  • Lucy Winslow

  • Lynda Clay

  • Mahmoud Jahanbani

  • Makan Mohammadi Ostadkalayeh

  • Maria Ferguson

  • Mark Bernstein

  • Mark Dixon

  • Mark Manley

  • Mark Robinson

  • Mark Smyth

  • Martin Barkwill

  • Martin Brown

  • Martin Chadwick

  • Martin Reade

  • Martin Toye

  • Martyn Hamer

  • Mat Lopez

  • Matt Ellison

  • Matthew Fisher

  • Maurice Ekpenyong

  • Maxim McDonald

  • Mehmet Adil Ayhan

  • Mehmet Ismail

  • Merrin Rose

  • Michael Flesch

  • Michael Hewson

  • Michael Mullineux

  • Michael Petrakas

  • Michael Skinner

  • Michail Proukakis

  • Michele De Havilland

  • Michihito Kageyama

  • Mike Grabsky

  • Mike Ireland

  • Mike Levi

  • Mike Michaels

  • Mike Shewry

  • Mike Williams (Warwick)

  • Mutlu Ustun

  • Neculai Axinte

  • Neil Foston

  • Neil Shotton

  • Neil Taylor

  • Neil Webb

  • Nick Baker

  • Nick Close

  • Nick Ray

  • Nick Sandqvist

  • Nicky Check

  • Nicole Coleman

  • Nigel Belton

  • Nils Figenschou

  • Norman Hessler

  • Oliver Squire

  • Paolo Barone

  • Pat Holly

  • Paul Goldstein

  • Paul Plumptre

  • Pearl Foster

  • Pete Daly

  • Pete Heskett

  • Peter Bennet

  • Peter Booth

  • Peter Christmas

  • Peter Frost

  • Peter Hodson

  • Peter Hughes

  • Peter Snape

  • Peter Stevens

  • Phil Perelmuter

  • Phil Tutchings

  • Philippe Gerard

  • Rachel Rhodes

  • Radu Ciortan

  • Raj Jansari

  • Ray Kershaw

  • Reece Hodges

  • Reinhold Drugowitsch

  • Rhodi Ramsay

  • Richard Carter

  • Richard Coles

  • Richard Furborough

  • Richard Halvorsen

  • Richard McQuillan

  • Richard Munslow

  • Richard Philip

  • Ricky Forleo

  • Rob Perry

  • Robin Gunney

  • Roger Phillips

  • Roger Salmon

  • Roland Archer

  • Romolo Mudu

  • Roni Sofroniou

  • Rory Pascar

  • Rosalie Johnson

  • Rosemary Whitehouse

  • Rubén Siñeriz

  • Rufus Helm

  • Safi Tracy

  • Salvador Leong

  • Sarah Jolliff

  • Saravanan Sathyanandha

  • Sean Casey

  • Sean Cheung

  • Sean Clennell

  • Seán Jones

  • Sebastian Adams

  • Sebastian Wilkinson

  • Shaun Herd

  • Shelley Entwistle

  • Sidi Shatku

  • Simon Barget

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  • Simon Hopper

  • Simon K Jones

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  • Simon Tracy

  • Sion Edwards

  • Steen Oernvig

  • Stefan Frigerio

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  • Steve Holman

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  • Stuart Mann

  • Stuart Rogers

  • Stuart Whittingham

  • Stylianos Ktistakis

  • Sue Keeble

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  • Susan Ellerby

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  • Suzy Collis

  • Tad Collins

  • Tapio Palmroth

  • Tariq Siddiqi

  • Tasos Anastasiou

  • Thomas Breheny

  • Tiberiu Bostan

  • Tim Brown

  • Tim Cross

  • Tim Line

  • Tim Parfitt

  • Tim Paulden

  • Timothy Bates

  • Tom Norman

  • Tom O'Connor

  • Tony Hall

  • Tony Lezard

  • Trudi Seely

  • Tyson Barber

  • Vasileios Tzanetis

  • Vicky Carne

  • Vincent Nolan

  • Warner Solomon

  • Wayne Joseph

  • William Irvine

  • Willum Scott

  • Yuri Chesses

  • Zigi Fibert

  • Zoe Black