American Backgammon Hall of Fame (HOF)

Call for Nominations

The American Backgammon Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the game of backgammon in the United States. Candidates are not limited to those who are American citizens, provided that they have met eligibility requirements.

Use the Hall of Fame Nominations Form to nominate a candidate for this significant honor. All Premium, Youth, and Basic members are invited to nominate candidates for consideration.

Candidates to the HOF should be individuals who have:
1. A significant body of work over a substantial period of time, in or for the game of backgammon in the United States, as players, directors, authors, publishers, promoters, teachers, and/or innovators;
2. Realized exceptional accomplishments;
a. Demonstrated remarkable skill through success over the board. And/or…
b. Gained achievements and recognition among the U.S. backgammon community.

Current members of the American Backgammon Hall of Fame (listed alphabetically):
Nack Ballard, Carol Joy Cole, Barclay Cooke, Bill Davis, Malcolm Davis, Patrick Gibson, Kent Goulding, Tim Holland, Oswald Jacoby, Neil Kazaross, Paul Magriel, Howard Markowitz, Bill Robertie, Mike Senkiewicz, Walter Trice, and Kit Woolsey.

To nominate a person for consideration to the 2016 Ballot for possible induction into the American Backgammon Hall of Fame, please see the Hall of Fame Nominations Form. You will need to be logged in to access the form.

You’ll be asked to complete the form with two main sections: (1) Notable awards and accomplishments (wins, publications, produced [events], Giants, ABT…) and (2) WHY do you think s/he should be considered (a paragraph describing nominee’s significant body of work in or for backgammon).

The open period for 2016 nominations is September 22nd through October 31st. This opportunity allows USBGF members to submit their candidates for consideration for possible inclusion on the Ballot. The Ballot will then go to the HOF electors to vote to determine any new inductees.

Patrick Gibson
Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee
U.S. Backgammon Federation

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