The Handicap Trophy
The Handicap Trophy is sponsored by Ed Turner, pictured left. Ed provided the funding for the trophy itself (first awarded in 2005), and is also providing for the engraved mementoes awarded to the top two finishers in the points table each year.
In 2004, on May 20th and November 18th, what amounted to two pilot events were staged, the first two Handicap Knock-outs. These had been inspired by previous events held under the auspices of DPS Backgammon.
From 2005 these events formed the basis of the Handicap Trophy, with four Handicap Knock-outs being held that year.
These were linked into the existing OGP and IGP competitions in 2005, using a reduced points tariff and a more comprehensive handicapping system, which was further enhanced for use from 2006 onwards.
From 2006, however, as a reflection of the success of the events, the link to the grand prix competitions was severed, as the Handicap Trophy established itself as a worthy competition in its own right.
The dates chosen for the tournaments have traditionally reflected (as far as possible) a desire to open up competition amongst junior players, with school holidays a major consideration.
Current Handicap Trophy positions
Current player handicaps
Handicap Knock-out history
Handicap Trophy rules
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