2025 Dates 24th-26th Jan Limited to 40 players plus guests 2025 Sold Out - contact me to go on the Reserve List
Ken should have been attending the Cotswolds this year but on December 21st 2023 he suffered a massive heat attack and has been on Life Support in Intensive Care since then. Ken was given less than 10% chance of survival but those who have played against him will know he never gives up on a losing position. In this the week of the Cotswolds, Ken has finally emerged from Intensive Care and even though he still has a long road to recovery, we can all feel a little more positive about his prospects and even look forward to him attending next year.
This weekend away will be as inviting to long suffering, non-playing partners as it is to the Backgammon players themselves.
The new 40-player tournament format will provide plenty of Backgammon action for all players throughout both days, making it attractive to experts and novices alike.
Free Yoga classes for all, local walks and an abundance of neighbouring places of interest will make this a weekend away that you really can bring your non-playing family and friends to.
Ken's daughter Cassia will be running a half-marathon to raise funds for the Intensive Care Unit that has nursed her father back to life. Please feel free to add your support for what will be a very emotional life experience for this young lady and to send a message to Ken that the BG Community is rallying behind him. Click on the photo above for a link to the fundraising page.
Photos of the Cotswolds Invitational kindly provided by attendees.
"You need a great deal of luck to get into the Cotswolds Invitational, Mr Bond."
"Then I will use Player's Privilege and register early ...it's all in the wrist."
With an emphasis on something for everyone in a relaxed environment, the inexperienced dipping their toes into Tournament Backgammon for the first time will be mingling with and playing against some of the best players in the UK. The Cotswolds Invitational, increased to 40 players, promises once again to be one of the most talked about events of of the BG Calendar as it has been in previous years.
Are you a Backgammon player with bad posture, a stiff back and aching shoulders made worse from spending too many hours hunched over a board? Are you a Backgammon Widow(er), fed up that you are the one left at home whilst your BG-playing partner swans off again for another weekend away?
.A delightful hotel venue sandwiched between Rodborough & Minchinhampton Commons in the Cotswolds. This tournament with its lovely local walks is, without doubt, the most picturesque setting to play Backgammon in the UK. It is no wonder so many players have this returning annual event down as one of their favourite ever Backgammon weekends. .