2013 is over and we had a great year. Welcome 2014!
WBA´s success story, the prestigious "European Backgammon Tour" will go through changes in this year. The successful partnership with the Turkish organisation Istavder has come to an end and the EBGT will take a break in 2014 to come back stronger, bigger and better in the future and become the flagship and benchmark of all Tours in Europe. The Grand Finale of EBGT VII (2013 season) has been moved to Munich in July (better location, better date).
WBA tournaments in 2014 will be stand-alone events with no deduction of the prize-pool, attracting players back who can´t make time to participate at all or most of the stops. A Masterpoint system will be in place to allow a ranking with a special trophy for the top places.
WBA will introduce a new tournament variation of the ft-system, the "ftswiss". This improvement will allow not only 3 lives, but additionally an "Ultimate Fight" (formerly known as Last Chance) on the Sunday. FTSwiss is a challenging format, preventing match-dumping and allowing better and more accurate scheduling of events with even more playing experience for the participants.
WBA will cooperate and communicate more tightly than ever with various and serious bodies and groups worldwide and take another big step towards the unification of the game.
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