Backgammon and Bridge tournament, 2019

Take part in our Annual Backgammon and Bridge tournament

Backgammon players competing at Backgammon and Bridge Tournament, 2019
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Date Sunday 17 March 2019
Location London, UK
Event Backgammon and Bridge Tournament

This is your opportunity to take part in our last grand final of the Backgammon and Bridge Tournament. Join us to raise a glass in celebration of 20 great years of a fantastic tournament raising vital funds for Scope.

The Tournament

Scope’s Annual Backgammon and Bridge tournament is steeped in history and in 2019 we celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the tournament.

The tournament takes place at The Royal Automobile Club (RAC), one of London’s finest private members' clubs.


There are three competitions:

  • Backgammon Masters Flight for experienced backgammon players (32 places)
  • Backgammon Swiss Championship for social backgammon players (64 places)
  • Bridge tournament (duplicate and 10 tables of 4 players)

What you get

Tickets include:

  • Champagne reception
  • Celebrity hosted brunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Instant prize draw with prizes donated by leading luxury brands
  • Live auction conducted by a celebrity auctioneer
  • Trophies, prizes and bespoke Geoffrey Parker backgammon boards for the Masters and Swiss Championship tournament winners.


Royal Automobile Club (RAC),
89 to 91 Pall Mall,

If you are interested in registering for our Backgammon and Bridge Tournament, please contact our Special Events team at

"Backgammon social players mingle with top players from the UK and overseas, and all matches in the Masters competition are included in the United Kingdom Backgammon Federation ratings. Many players refer to it as the social event of the year - don’t miss it!"

Peter Bennet, UKBGF Co-founder and Vice-Chair

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The Timings

11am: Champagne drinks reception.
12pm: Brunch.
1:45pm: Bridge Tournament.
Backgammon Masters Flight and Backgammon Swiss Championship.
4pm: Tea with biscuits and cakes.
6pm: Prize giving.
9pm: Masters Backgammon approximate finish time and prize giving.

Tournament and Non-playing Tickets

Backgammon Masters Flight tickets at £200 each (limited to 32 players).

Backgammon Swiss Championship Tournament tickets at £100 each (limited to 64 players).

Bridge tickets at £75 each (duplicate).

Non-playing, brunch only tickets at £75 each.


Contact the Special Events team

For event information, please contact the Special Events team.

Telephone: 020 7619 7154


Geoffrey Parker

EST 1958 Geoffrey Parker England


Hand-crafted for champions, aficionados or just lovers of games! Geoffrey Parker is our long-standing tournament partner in providing the tournament backgammon and bridge prizes.

The Tournament Committee 

Chair: Ian Stuart 
Event Patron: Lady Seely

Peter Bennet
Amanda Brandler
John Broomfield 
Richard Compton Miller 
Colin Freeman  
Richard Olsen
Sara Cormack 
Loretta Shekerdemian
Sean Williams