The Cambridge Open 2024

Stage 6 of the UKBGF Tour

Photo: Kings College

Format and Schedule


Saturday 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 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 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.

Beginners will have a separate Swiss tournament on the Sunday.

The Main finals will be 11 point matches and the Consolation will be 7 point matches (reducing to 5 if we get significantly behind schedule)

If you are unlucky enough to be knocked out early in the finals then there is a Last Chance of 3 point matches starting at approximately 12.45pm (late enough for all first round main matches to complete; places will be held for all first round main losers and 1st/2nd round consolation losers).

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 cash prizes for the winners and runners up in the Main, Consolation and Last Chance - values will be posted on the day. Trophies also for the winners.

On Saturday evening, there will be a Consulting Doubles knockout. If you don't have a partner and wish to play, just let us know on the day and we'll find you one!


Round times after the first each day are approximate.


  • 10.00 - 11.00 Registration
  • 11.00 Swiss round 1 begins
  • 12.20 Swiss round 2 begins
  • 14.00 Swiss round 3 begins
  • 15.20 Swiss round 4 begins
  • 16.40 Swiss round 5 begins
  • 19.30 Doubles begins


  • 10.20 Draws for Main and Consolation
  • 10.30 Play begins
  • 11.30 Consolation round 2
  • 12.30 Main round 2; Consolation round 3.
  • 12.30 Beginners' Swiss begins
  • 12.45 Last Chance begins
  • 14.00 Consolation round 4
  • 15.00 Main round 3; Consolation round 5
  • 16.00 Consolation FINAL
  • 17.00 Main FINAL begins
  • 19.00 Prize-giving and close