Bristol Backgammon

5 Grand Prix (GP5)

The background

Inaugurated in 2013, this was a series of six knock-out events per year -- increasing in more recent years to nine events -- each with an entry fee of just 5.
This "budget" entry fee was an acknowledgment that, for some players (especially those new to competition), the "blanket" 10 entry fee hitherto charged for most Thursday events was not appropriate.
The events will form a grand prix similar to other Bristol Backgammon grand prix series already in existence, with similar rules, including two flights of knock-out with 7- and 5-point matches.
The series was discontinued in 2019, and superceded by the GP10 series, since 5 entry fee tournaments were deemed to have outlived their usefulness.
Current GP5 positions
Previous years' GP5 results
GP5 rules
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