The winner of the Masters Flight will receive a voucher worth £1,500 towards a bespoke backgammon board.
The winner of the Intermediates Flight will receive a Professional Roll Up board (see image below).
(Please note that only UKBGF Premium members have access to these prizes)
We are also delighted to announce that the Speedgammon event at the London Open will be sponsored by BG Buddy.
This great new app, developed by backgammon enthusiast Ross Knipe, rolls the dice, runs the clock, keeps the score, links to your camera to take shots of positions, records your results, and even has a talking dice mode for players with visual impairment. Ross has thought of everything, and there are particular benefits in relation to the streaming and recording of matches: 1) No dice glare. 2) Previous dice still visible after pick up so no “you threw a 53 not a 54” and therefore less illegal moves. 3) No cocked dice/re-rolling. 4) No fears of illegal shaking/dice manipulation. 5) No extremely loud rattling of the dice right next to the microphone. You can download a trial version by clicking here.
We are also extremely grateful to Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Alexander Meynell, and the Meynell Trust for sponsoring the London Open Intermediates flight. The Intermediates will be playing for The Meynell Trophy.