3rd USBGF Club Team Championship Now Open for Registration!!

2nd Club Team Trophy Schneider-Silliman-Klein-DavisIt is with great pleasure that the U.S. Backgammon Federation (USBGF) presents the 3rd USBGF Club Team Championship! Take the traveling trophy, now housed with the Beltway Backgammon Club They Might Not Be Giants team, home to your club!  We are fortunate to be using the USBGF Online Tournament Circuit for this year’s event, with automated features for registering, being notified of matches, reporting matches, viewing drawsheets, and automatically updating your Elo and other online match statistics. It’s easier and better than ever!

The registration desk is now open. So Captains, mark your calendars, read and understand the terms of contest spelled out on the website, and enter your three-player Team Registration as soon as possible. Captains should visit the USBGF Online Circuit Tournament Calendar at Online Circuit Tournament Calendar and select from the list of available Club Team Championship Qualifiers currently in registration.

Play will commence when the first 8 teams have registered and continue in brackets of 8 until a total of 8 brackets have been run. Teams may re-enter unlimited times once they have won or lost a bracket in any open qualifying bracket of 8 (however a team may not enter again if they have won two brackets). Winners of brackets will be fed into a single elimination Playoff commencing upon completion of the 8th bracket. Any team with two bracket wins will receive a first round bye.

Entry for the USBGF Club Team Championship is free. All players must be Premium or Youth members of the USBGF. The traveling trophy will be awarded to the first place team and certificates will be awarded to players of the top four teams at the USBGF Tournament of Stars, held during the Texas Backgammon Championships in San Antonio January 30-February 2, 2014. Photos of winning team players will be featured on the USBGF Hall of Fame website page and the January-February 2014 issue of PrimeTime Backgammon electronic magazine. Points will be awarded based on number of matches won, with certificates going to the best performing team on the basis of points.


There are just a handful of easy hoops that each player, three-person team, local club, and captain must jump through to qualify for this event. You won’t find more fun, prestige, and recognition anywhere else!

Tournament Directors

Co-Director: Joe Russell



Co-Director: Justin Nunez



Co-Director: Tara Mendicino



Tournament Ruling Committee: Joe Russell, Justin Nunez, director of the Local Clubs Initiative, Tara Mendicino, and Perry Gartner, USBGF President and Executive Director

The tournament directors reserve the right to make modifications to the tournament design as well as the right to exclude participation with no reason required.

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