In 2018 and 2019 the UK Open was organised and directed by Peter Bennet and Raj Jansari along with a team of assistant TDs. Peter and Raj ran both events on their own account, but under a licence granted by the UKBGF, and they were also due to run the 7th UK Open Tournament. This had been scheduled for the weekend of 4-6 September 2020, but was cancelled in June 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nothing has been arranged for the 2021 UK Open and neither Raj nor Peter will be applying to run it.
The UKBGF Board are therefore inviting applications to run this prestigious event in 2021. Anyone interested should contact the Board as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, or for discussions. Applications to run the 2021 Open must be received not later than Saturday 15th August 2020 and should include the selected date, duration, venue, format and other essential information such as member benefits which the bidder will incorporate in the tournament structure. However it is appreciated that it may not be possible to provide full details at this stage, particularly as the application deadline is earlier than in previous years.
This process is not an auction: the most important consideration is the prospective organiser’s positive vision for the tournament. Maximum player satisfaction and benefits for UKBGF members will be the most important considerations.
The UKBGF Board will consider all applications to run the 2021 UK Open which have been submitted by the deadline. The winning bidder will be informed by 31st August 2020.