Worcester Intermediates Open 2023
Matches in the Main will be to 9 & 11 points.
Matches in the Elgar Trophy will be 7 points.
Severn Cup (losers in first two rounds of Elgar Trophy) matches
will be 5 points.
The winner and runner-up of this event will automatically win places at the UKBGF Tour Winners Invitational event if UKBGF members, and other players will receive points to their accumulative scores for the season. https://ukbgftourwinners.weebly.com/
100% of entry fees will be awarded as prizes. Assuming a full 64-player field, prizes will be as follows:
Winner Main: £500
Runner-up Main: £250
Main semifinalists: £50 x 2
Main quarterfinalists: £10 each
Unlucky 8 winner: £20
Winner Elgar Trophy: £200
Runner-up Elgar Trophy: £100
Winner Severn Cup: £80
Runner-up Severn Cup: £20
Side pools will be split 70/30 to the two players who progress furthest in each.
The tournament will use UKBGF Rules: ukbgf.com/wp-content/uploads/UKBGF_Rules_Edition1.3.pdf
Legal moves only
If an illegal move is noticed by either player before his opponent has made a valid roll or offered a valid double, it must be corrected.
Only the players, the Tournament Director and any official match monitors are required to point out an illegal move unless the players have clearly stated an intention to the contrary to observers including any match annotator.
An illegal move will stand once the opponent has made a valid roll or offered a valid double.
Clocks: clock preference
If either player wishes to use a clock, and one is available, the match is to be played on the clock. The use of clocks is encouraged.
The Tournament Director reserves the right to impose a clock on any match which is threatening to delay the tournament, either from the outset or part-way through.
Clock Settings: 2 min per point + 12 sec delay per move. e.g. in an 11-point match, 22 min + 12 sec delay per move.
Premature Dice Rolls
If a player rolls the dice before his opponent has finished his turn, the roll shall stand.
Any breach of the rules for starting times and breaks may result in penalty points.
If a player is not present and has not started the match five minutes after the starting time or after the end of the permitted break, one penalty point may be awarded.
A further penalty point may be awarded for each subsequent five-minute delay.
When a player has been awarded penalty points totaling more than half of the length of the match, such player shall be deemed to have won the match.
If any additional rulings are required then these will be handled by the Tournament Director(s) and selected experienced players at the tournament.
Any ruling on whether a player is classed as an intermediate and is entitled to take part in this event will be based on the list of eligible players on the UKBGF ratings site. A list of UKBGF members who are NOT eligible is listed here https://ukbgf.com/uk-tour-2023-intermediate-eligibility/. Non-UKBGF members are welcome to attend this event, subject to the tournament director's agreement of their level of experience, but they will not be eligible to win a place in the TWI event.
All matches are UKBGF-rated
Join us for a great fun event. See you there!