Schedule & Format

The Newcastle Open will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April, with a freeroll tournament in the evening of Friday 20th April. The event is part of the 2018 UKBGF tour and entry is limited to 64 players.

* Swiss 5 x 7pt qualifier on Saturday
* Top 16 KO + Consolation and Last Chance on Sunday
* Friday night free-roll (£100 to winner)
* 100% return of entry fees in prizes
* 100% return of optional side-pools

Format 
On the Saturday there will be a 5-round Swiss qualifying tournament of 7 point
matches with the top 16 players qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Anyone who
wins five or four matches will automatically qualify, while those who win three will go into a playoff.
All games in the main finals will use clocks.

The remaining players will qualify for the Consolation tournament.
1st and 2nd round losers in the top 16 will also be eligible to play in the consolation event.

The Main finals will be 9-point games for the last 16 and quarters, 11-point games
for the semis and final.
The consolation matches will be 7-point games.

If you are unlucky enough to be knocked out early in the consolation there will be a
Last Chance of 3-point matches with buy backs (your first entry is free).
There will also be a 64-place 1-point KO with buy-backs. 

Optional prize pools will be available for the Main (£10, £20 and £50), Consolation
and Last Chance (£5).
Pool money will be split 2/3 to winner of pool, 1/3 to runner up.
There will be cash prizes for the winners, runners up and the semi-finalists in the
Main, Consolation and Last Chance (values will be posted on the day).
There will also be trophies for the winners and runners up.

Free tea and coffee will be available and a buffet lunch will be served on both days.

Schedule
​Friday:  
6:30-7:00 pm - registration

7:00pm  -  Friday Warm-up 
Free Entry (£100 to winner) 3pt KO/ 5 point semi and final

Saturday:  
10:30-11:20 - Registration
11:30 - Main Tournament begins - Swiss Format, 5 x 7 point matches  
6:30 - Playoffs for remaining Top 16 spots
8:30 - Doubles Tournament

Sunday:  
10:30-11:00 - Registration for Consolation Tournament
11.00 - Top 16 Qualifiers Knock Out - 9 points/11 points
11.00 - Consolation begins - 7 points
12:00 - Last Chance begins - 3 points
Approximate finishing time 7pm