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The East Kent Backgammon Club Seasonal Tournament Details

Tournament Dates

Winter - January 21st 2023

Spring - 1st April 2023 - Sponsored by Anna Price

Summer - 5th August 2023

Autumn - 21st October 2023

Use the form below to register. We will then contact you to arrange payment.


Start time 10:30am

Main rounds finish around 5:30pm

Finals finish around 8pm

Players must be checked in by 10:15am at the latest

Entry fee £15

Registration fee £25 (Includes a meal & tea/coffee during the day)

Maximum of 46 Players - we have managed to increase the number of players and there are a couple of places left due to cancelations

Entry fee and Registration fee to be paid upfront (see below details)

£600 prize money (based on 40 players)

All entry fee's go into the prize money

Finalists receive a trophy, bottle of wine and 90% of the prize money to be split between finalists

Semi-finalists receive a bottle of wine, a trophy & 5% of the prize money


Side Pools:

Optional £10 side pools (Winner takes all)

Silver - For players under 1600 on the UKBGF ratings

Gold - All players can enter this pool

Under 1600 rated players can enter both pools



Swiss Tournament

5 main rounds x 5pt 

1/4 final, Semi-final and a final. (5pt or longer matches time permitting)

Consolation Swiss - 3 rounds x 5pts £5 entry fee. Prize money split 70/30.

Winner receives a trophy.

All match results will be entered into the UKBGF Ratings.


Group auction:

The players will be chosen at random into groups of players, the highest bidder for each group gets a chance to win all the money if the winner is within their group.



Canterbury Golf Club 

Scotland Hills

Littlebourne Road





We will be using the large recently extended room in the club house for the spring tournament.

There will be a choice of 4 meals to choose from. Details will be sent out nearer the time.

Free parking.


Registration & Entry fee's to be paid upfront to secure a place. - 2 weeks in advance.

No refunds for no shows, although refunds will be paid if the tournament is cancelled.

Reserve players will be refunded if they don't get to play.

Refunds only to made for any cancelations before 72hrs before the event.

Any player arriving late without calling me will not be able to play once the tournament has started and will not be entitled to a refund.

Payment details will be automatically sent upon completion of the entry form.

Contact me for bank details or PayPal (friends and family to be used otherwise you will have to pay the charge) - or you can pay me at our club nights.


Very Important:

I will need confirmation if you are attending ASAP.

Confirmation via using the below registration form only.

The tournament may be limited to a number of players so make sure you sign up quickly.

Any additional entries over these numbers means you will be held as a reserve player until the upper number is achieved.

Usual club rules apply (as per UKBGF)


Covid - Health & Safety:

Despite government rules being lifted, players will be welcome to still wear face masks or visors if they so desire.

I would strongly suggest that all players wash their hands or use sanitiser on a regular basis.


If anyone needs picking up from Canterbury train station please let me know and we can arrange it


Local accommodation:

*Costs are pre covid and may have changed

The Evenhill, 62 The Hill, Littlebourne, Kent, CT3 1TA - (2.1 miles)

*Cost from: Single £85, Double/Twin £95, Family £140 including breakfast

The Evenhill website


Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, A2 Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, CT2 9HX - (5 miles)

*Cost from £71

holiday-inn-express-canterbury website


The Victoria Hotel in Canterbury, 59 London Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8JY. Telephone: 01227 459333 - (2.6 miles)

*Cost from £49

The Victoria Hotel website


Canterbury Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Bekesbourne Lane, Kent, CT3 4AB. Tel: 01227 463216 – (walking distance)

*Cost from £8.60

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