Bognor Tournament for 2018

Details for the The 2nd Sussex Challenge Cup Tournament on the Saturday, 13th of October 2018.

After successfully arranging the 2017 tournament I am pleased to hold this popular 1 day tournament again this year on the above date, details will follow shortly when I have been able to check more information but I will be looking to arrange it for 32 players again.

The cost for the 2nd Sussex Challenge Cup 2018 will be £30 entry and £20 early registration (after the 6th of October 2018 registration will be £25)

32 X £30 should produce a total of £960 prize fund. If there are less than 32 players the prize fund will be reduced accordingly.

The registration is to cover a buffet lunch that will be provided during the day and free tea and coffee which will be available to all the players. There will also be prizes for the winners and runner ups in the Main, Consolation and Last Chance tournaments.

Main Event prize fund distribution based on the full 32 entrants.

Winner £300 plus a Lifetime Membership of Biba + Bibafax Magazine via PDF download from the British Isles Backgammon Association.

Runner £150

3 & 4th placed £60 each

Consolation Winner £125

Consolation Runner up £75

Last Chance Winner £100

Last Chance Runner up £60

Best performance for a player Graded less than 1500 in the UKBGF ranking at the time of the tournament and who progresses the furthest in the main event (shared if tied) prize of £30.


The side pools open on all elements will be £5, £10 and £20 but the £5 will exclusive so if you enter this you can’t enter any other, the £10 and £20 will be open to all so you can enter either or both or none in the 3 main tournaments.

Thanks for the support last year and I really hope 2018 will be another successful day by the sea.

Please use the link below if you want to pay and book your place in this tournament.

Take me to the payment page for the SCC 2018

Peter Christmas.


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Details for the The Sussex Challenge Cup Tournament on the Saturday, 14th of October 2017.

Please to say we got our full entry of 32 players as listed below so a huge thank you to the players who played and hope you will come again next year details about which I will publish here as and when I can arrange something.

My thanks to local Brewer Hepworth’s for agreeing to sponsor our event to the tune of a couple of cases of their fine Sussex ales and there will be some spot prizes for various achievements such as the player traveling the furthest to the venue, which was Edinburgh, and second furthest was Newcastle while the nearest was 7.8 miles so shame we didn’t get a Bognor player attending.

Other prizes included not winning a match, losing to zero and sporting gesture to Bill Pope nominated by first time tournament attending local Dan Sutton.


Main Winner David Dennis £200 plus a Lifetime Membership of Biba + Bibafax Magazine via PDF download from the British Isles Backgammon Association. there will also be Biba Grand Prix and Tour points awarded.

Runner Up John Broomfield recieved  £100

Semi finalists Julie Thornton and Neil Webb won in the Main £50 each.

Quarter finalists, Ian North, Bob Young, Martin Barkwill, Daniel Rovira

Winner Bob Young Consolation  won £100

Runner up Myke Wignall Consolation won £65

Semi-finalists were Wayne Joseph and Daniel Rovira

Quarter finalists in the Consolation were Anna Price, Chris Churchill, Ian North,  Martin Barkwill

Winner Anna Price Last Chance £50

Runner up was Crispin Duke Last Chance £25

Semi finalists were Peter Willcocks and Ian North

Quarter finalists were Rob Daniels, Nick Goddard, David Broomfield, Gary Brooker

The winner David Dennis (right) and runner up John Broomfield.

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Consolation winner Bob Young

Consolation Runner Up Myke Wignall.

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Last Chance Winner Anna Price and our own Crispin Duke.

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Some other pictures from the day.

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Many thanks  to you all and the very generous whip round and donations for the tea and coffee which came to nearly £100, most unexpected but very welcome and made all the work of putting on the event very worth while and keen to repeat this.

Cheers and happy rolling to you all. Peter


  1. Peter Willcocks
  2. Martin Barkwill
  3. Neil Webb
  4. Tim Parfitt
  5. David Dennis
  6. Larry Smyth
  7. Crispin Duke
  8. Philip Tutchings
  9. Ian Judd
  10. Ian North
  11. Anna Price
  12. Bob Young
  13. Mick McGowan
  14. Gary Young
  15. Neil Foston
  16. Myke Wignall
  17. Gary Brooker
  18. John Broomfield
  19. David Broomfield
  20. Mitch Egan
  21. Chris Churchill
  22. Dan Sutton
  23. Wayne Joseph
  24. Rob Daniel
  25. Julie Thornton
  26. Bill Pope
  27. Anke Vogelhuber
  28. Nick Goddard
  29. Daniel Rovira
  30. Jo Fennell
  31. Alexander Polden
  32. Alex Handley
    Played at the Waverley Marine Drive West, Aldwick, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 2QA


Bognor Tournament for 2018 — 24 Comments

  1. It’s a good idea. I like it. If Biba can assist in any way, let me know.

    Also, Biba will give Lifetime Membership + Bibafax Magazine via PDF download to the winner.

  2. Hi Peter – sounds good – I hope to come to this but can’t confirm yet.
    Kind regards,
    Anna Price

  3. We were backgammon players at biba when it first started but due to my husbands osteoarthritis we had to stop playing in competitions our no were 11 & 12 I think Say hello to Micheal Crane
    For us we now reside in Rustington. May be able to play at a practice session occasionally regards & good luck

    • you are welcome to come along on our club night once a month for a friendly game be lovely to meet you both, sure Michael will remember you fondly.

      • Hi, Brian and Mags.

        So good to hear from you. Sorry to hear Brian’s not too well. How are you both doing, it’s been such a long time since I saw you both.

        If you’re ever in or near Lincoln let me know via


  4. Hi Peter – I have posted a link to this page on Brighton Backgammon Club + Sussex Backgammon League’s Facebook pages – hopefully it will pull a few more players in?

    One thing – may I suggest using for your brackets? Feel free to give me a shout if you need any help with usage.



    • Hi Wayne, I will look at challonge if I get time, only Brighton Player so far is Myke Wignall but hope some will come along as much of it was organised with the less experienced local players in mind.

      • Hi Peter – sorry you couldn’t make it to Sussex Backgammon League meeting last night – you might have been able to rustle up a few more players? Anyway I’ve paid and there are a few more Brighton players coming after seeing my Facebook posts.. Nils, Mitch, Chris plus maybe Mick, Anke, Fiona, Martyn, Nick Goddard and Tim 🙂

        • yes shame I couldn’t get transport last night but be good to see a few more from Brighton, sure they will have a good day.

          • Hi Peter, have made a test bracket at

            Of course the draw for the main should be re-shuffled on the day – it is just to give you an idea of the interface

            Also your Progressive Consolation (whilst excluding the last 4 from the main) format is not supported natively by challonge but I think the headings of the rounds in the lower bracket should reflect your format if I am understanding correctly.

            You have probably got a bracketing system all worked out already, but this is just to give you another option if you like.


          • yes looks good Wayne, I will look at it before the event obviously needs to be secret before people enter the pools but I will see what I can do. Thanks

    • Hi Michael, yes I can put you as first reserve if you want in case someone pulls out or doesn’t show up on the day if you are local, this is limited to 32 players if successful I hope to do it again next year and may be able to take more players.

    • Sorry I never saw your initial reply to probably missed my chance. I am up in London but could come to Hampshire tonight if needed

      • not to worry, as far as I know it is ok and no point coming on the off chance, thanks anyhow hope to run it again next year..