USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXXII

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Congratulations to Kara Schultz, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXII. Kara defeated Sol Sassoon in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final were Anita Marholm and Matthew Brown. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 and 1649.99 at the time of registration. See current online standings: Leader […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LXXXI

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Congratulations to Stefan Andreev, winner of the Advanced Divisional LXXXI. Stefan defeated Kara Schultz in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 were Richard Stubbe and Jasper Watertor. Registration to any Advanced Divisional is open to all USBGF Premium, Youth, and Basic members who have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99, at the time […]

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2019 Monte Carlo World Championship

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2019 Monte Carlo World Championship By Wilcox Snellings The American star Wilcox Snellings has returned to the circuit after an illustrious backgammon career in the 1980s and 1990s, during which he split the 1995 Monte Carlo Super Jackpot with Paul Magriel and beat Nack Ballard in the 1997 Las Vegas Masters for his 20th-century U.S. […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXV

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Liberty, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXV. Elizabeth defeated Timothy Dugan in the 13-point final. Ali Shamsian and Curt Wilhelmsen finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players to have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. For more information or to register […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional LXI

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Congratulations to Ira Gardner, winner of the Intermediate Divisional LXI. Ira defeated George Jusuf Adenwala in the 13-point final. Karl Sours and Ed Corey finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration. See current online tournament ratings at […]

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Brays Learning Curve: Flexible Game Plans

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Match Play. Red trails 4-5 to 17. How should Red play 54? XGID=baaaBBBbBB-aABA–b-c-Ab—:0:0:1:11:4:4:0:5:10 This position occurred in the first match of the final of the recent Cyprus tournament. Red was Aurelien Bonnet and White was Frank Stepler. Bonnet played the ‘obvious’ 13/9, 7/2 but that move is a blunder. Why is that the case? It […]

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USBGF ADVANCED DIVISIONAL LVI

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Congratulations to Steven Waller, winner of the Advanced Divisional LVI. Steve defeated Kat Denison in the 17-point final. Zarrir Abede Jr. and Tom Courts finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final. The Advanced Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration. See latest standings: Leader Board.

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XLI

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Congratulations to GL Harvie, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XLI. GL defeated George Morse in the 13-point final. Ted Cetola and Konstantin Keresteliev finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. The Intermediate Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1500.00 and lower at the time of registration to enter the tournament.

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USBGF OLM 2018-05-11

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USBGF OLM 2018-03-27

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Sunshine State Classic — $250 Added Money for USBGF members!

The Tampa Bay Backgammon Club presents the 2018 Sunshine State Classic, Feb 16-18 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, Clearwater, FL. Room rate is $79 if reserved by Jan 16. Call the hotel directly (727) 799-1181 to insure your room. All ABT events are assured as well as the Masters, and Gulf Coast Doubles. Knockouts […]

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Ballot for the 2017 Giants of Backgammon Selection 

At the request of the Giants of Backgammon Committee, we are pleased to announce that the ballot for the 2017 Giants selection has been posted.   Open/Championship players and directors at the regional, national or international level are invited to vote for the 32 best backgammon players in the world, based on their active backgammon […]

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USBGF Masters Divisional LIV Winner

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Congratulations to Ed Bauder, winner of the Masters Divisional LIV online tournament. Ed defeated Jan Cerny in the 21-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final were Roberto Kenny Litzenberger and Karen Davis. The Masters Divisional requires players have a Circuit Elo rating of 1650.00 or above at the time of registration.

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Simborg Video Lesson: The Rule of Four

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USBGF Teaching Pro Phil Simborg explains the Rule of Four and how using the formula will help you make a decision about doubling. Featured content exclusively for USBGF Premium, Youth, & Basic Members.

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USBGF2016 August Online Circuit

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Congratulations to Bruce Farquhar, winner of the USBGF 2016 August Monthly Circuit. Bruce won this single elimination tournament by defeating Bill Riles in the 17-point final match. Igor Erovenko and David Kettler finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match.

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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 […]

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2016 Federation Cup Qualifier 9

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Congratulations to Narvey Goldman, winner of the 2016 Federation Cup Qualifier 9. Narvey defeated Jason Lee in the 17-point final. Igor Erovenko and Forrest Faulk finished 3/4 in the 17-point semi-final. The USBGF Federation Cup is a free entry tournament for all USBGF members – including Premium, Youth, and Basic members and both U.S. and […]

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USBGF OLM 2016-07-10

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USBGF OLM 2016-06-19

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USBGF Masters Divisional XXIV

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Congratulations to Mislav Kovačić winner of the Masters XXIV. Mislav defeated Alfred Mamlet in the 21 point final. Finishing 3/4 were Igor Erovenko and Ken Bame in the 19-point semi-final.

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USBGF OLM 2016-02-20 End of Match #5 Game #3

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USBGF Advanced Divisional VIII

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Congratulations to Ken Meng, winner of the Advanced Divisional VIII. Ken defeated Patricia Johnson in the 17-point final match. Finishing 3/4 in the 15-point semi-finals were Dale Snow and Andreas Graf. The Advanced Divisional is a single-elimination tournament, requiring players to have a Circuit Elo rating between 1500.01 – 1649.99 at the time of registration.

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USBGF OLM 2015-05-23

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USBGF OLM 2014-11-27

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USBGF OLM 2014-10-07

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USBGF OLM 2014-09-29

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USBGF OLM 2014-07-13 Start of Match #3 Game #6

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USBGF OLM 2014-06-14

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USBGF Sponsors Joint Math Meetings Backgammon Event

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About 50 attendees at the 2014 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore on January 17 turned out to play, watch, or learn backgammon at the Backgammon Social Event sponsored by the U.S. Backgammon Federation. The event was planned by Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor and USBGF Board member Arthur Benjamin. mathematics professor at Howard Community College […]

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IBC: Kettler vs Angiuoni Nov 4th at 4:00 PM EDT

Come watch the 1st International Backgammon Championship Round 1 Match: David Kettler (SuperDavek) USA vs Manlio Angiuoni (BATMANLIO) ITA playing Friday, November 4th at 4:00 PM EDT on GridGammon! For further information, see: 1st International Backgammon Championship.

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