The Cambridge Open 2021

Stage 5 of the UKBGF Tour

Photo: Kings College

Format and Schedule


Note - the details below are subject to change to accommodate numbers, thought the basic format will be unchanged. We'll keep registered players up to date as we go!

Saturday will be a 5 round Swiss qualifying tournament of 9 point matches with the top 16 players qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Anyone who wins 5 or 4 matches will automatically qualify, those who win 3 will go into a 1-pt playoff to fill up the main knockout to 16 places.

The remaining forty-eight players will qualify for the consolation tournament. This will be seeded so that players with three wins from day one get a first round bye, and players with two wins will be kept apart as far as possible.

The Main finals will be 11 point matches and the Consolation will be 7 point matches.

If you are unlucky enough to be knocked out early in the finals then there is a Last Chance of 7 point matches starting at approximately 1pm (late enough for all first round matches to complete).

Optional prize pools will be available for the Main, Consolation and Last Chance. Pool money will be split 2/3 to winner of pool, 1/3 to runner up. (see 'Entry Fees & Pools' section)

There will be trophies for the winners!


Round times after the first each day are approximate.


  • 11.00 Swiss round 1 begins
  • 12.20 Swiss round 2 begins
  • 2.00 Swiss round 3 begins
  • 3.20 Swiss round 4 begins
  • 4.40 Swiss round 5 begins


  • 10.30 Draws for Main and Consolation
  • 11.00 Play begins
  • 12.00 Consolation round 2
  • 12.30 Main round 2
  • 13.00 Consolation round 3
  • 13.00 Last Chance begins
  • 14.00 Consolation round 4
  • 15.00 Main round 3
  • 16.00 Consolation FINAL
  • 16.00 Main FINAL
  • 18.00 Prize announcements and close