Collaboration with UKBGF and JBL on BackgammonAce!! ~UKBGF Membership and Preliminary of the 22nd Bansei Qualifier!!~


Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), is proud to announce collaboration with the UK Backgammon Federation (UKBGF) and Japan Backgammon League (JBL) at the “UK Open Ace2015” starting on 31 August, providing UKBGF membership and holding a preliminary of the “22nd Bansei Qualifier” hosted by JBL.

■About UK Open Ace2015
・Contents: This is one event of the BackgammonAce World Tour (BAC).
・Period: 31 August – 8 September, 2015

<Collaboration 1: UKBGF Premium Membership!>
・Player who joins this event from UKBGF page of the UK Open Ace and wins the game will receive UKBGF membership!
Players eligible for the membership are limited to non-members and those who live in UK. If the winner is not eligible, the 2nd place winner will receive the chance and so on.

<Collaboration 2: Preliminary of the 22nd Bansei Qualifier to be held!>
・Players who join from Bansei Qualifier page of the UK Open Ace and wins the game will receive the ticket to the 22nd Bansei Qualifier!
1st place: take part in the 22nd Bansei Qualifier
2nd place: receive a book from “Happy Gammon Series” by Michihito Kageyama! (This is confined to players who have an address in Japan.)
Website of Michihito Kageyama: http://michihito.exblog.jp/

*Only players who register to take part in the event will be eligible. Please register from BackgammonAce app.
*Registration Period:
Until 8:00 on 6 September, 2015 (UTC) (planned)
*Registration Fee:

■About UKBGF (The UK Backgammon Federation)
UKBGF logo full
UKBGF is the largest backgammon association established in UK, aimed to spread backgammon, hosting backgammon championships, regular events and trainings of backgammon players. UKBGF will continue to popularize backgammon in UK through various activities.
URL: http://ukbgf.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukbgf

■About the 22nd Bansei Qualifier
Bansei Qualifier is one of 5 Championships hosted by JBL. Winners of preliminary match lasting half a year to a year in districts will advance to and battle in the finals. The Championship adopts 11 points and 3 matches. Please check out the website of JBK for more details.
URL: http://backgammon.gr.jp/?page_id=2996

・Players who win the preliminary and wish to take part in the Bansei Qualifier are required to be a member of JBL. To become a member, please check out JBL website.

URL: http://backgammon.gr.jp/?page_id=63#id3

■About Backgammon
Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world expected to have over 300million players worldwide. It is gradually becoming popular in Japan nowadays as an intellectual, cool, and exciting game. Mochy and 2 other Japanese players have won the world championship up-to-date.

■ About BackgammonAce
app_icon_backgammonaceBackgammonAce is a backgammon app that provides comfortable, speedy and free online match-ups with the use of world-class AI. With fantastic graphics and clean user interface, it allows players to play with anyone anywhere around the world. It is ranked No.1 among board games in UK and Germany and is popular in 150 and more countries.

-App Name             : BackgammonAce
-Price                       : free(optional item charging)
-Compatibility        : iOS 5.0 or after (iPhone or iPad),Android 2.3 or after
-Apple AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/backgammonace/id687202428
-Google Play           : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.heroz.backgammon
-Official web           : http://pr.heroz.jp/backgammon/
-Catch-phrase         : Never give up as long as there’s even a 1% chance to win.

*”HEROZ” and the HEROZ logo are registered trademarks of HEROZ, inc.
*All other company, product, and service names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

【About HEROZ, inc】
HEROZ is a company providing mobile apps using Artificial Intelligence (AI), which aims at offering services in the world with the concept “Surprising in mind”. It is one of the biggest service providers in Japan today, and will keep on offering services and collaboration activities actively to create a paradigm shift with the key word, AI x mobile.

【Contact Information】

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Web: http://heroz.co.jp/
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