The 5th Texas Backgammon Championships will be held at the Menger Hotel from February 2nd through 5th, 2017. Reserve your room before January 20th to guarantee the $117 per night group rate.
The USBGF Awards Dinner, including awards to be presented to top American Backgammon Tour players for 2016 and the 2017 American Backgammon Hall of Fame Inductions, will take place on Friday, February 3rd.
State-of-the-art dual live match streams will be ongoing from the start of the tournament and offered to viewers on USBGF Broadcast 1 and USBGF Broadcast 2. Simultaneous viewing of both live streams is available at Twitch – USBGF Broadcast 2.
Novice entrants will receive a book prize from the U.S. Backgammon Federation and a free 6-month trial membership from individual donors. Encourage local club players and family members who are new to tournament play to give it a try. Be sure you are eligible by joining or renewing your membership before you go.
In addition to the 5th Texas Backgammon Championships, the USBGF is offering added money for members at:
•Boston Open, Feb. 23-26, Hyatt Regency, Boston Harbor, MA with $500 added
•Viking Classic, Mar. 9-12, 2017, Radisson Blu, Bloomington, MN with $500 added
•Ohio State Championships, Mar. 23-25, 2017, Cleveland Marriott Airport with $750 added
•Cherry Blossom, Apr. 6-9, Marriott Washington Dulles Airport with $1000 added
•U.S. Open, Apr. 26-30, 2017, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added
•Atlanta, May 18-21, 2017, Sheraton, Atlanta, GA with $500 added
Chicago Open, May 25-29, 2017, Holiday Inn, Rosemont, IL with $1000 added
•Michigan Summer Championships, June 30-July 3, Sheraton, Novi, MI with $1000 added
•Silicon Valley, Aug. 31-Sep. 4, Marriott Courtyard, San Jose, CA with $750 added
Colorado, Sep. 22-24, Holiday Inn-East, Denver, CO with $500 added
Connecticut, Oct. 20-22, Doubletree Hilton, Windsor, CT with $750 added
Las Vegas Open, Nov. 15-19, Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV with $1000 added
California, Dec. 1-3, Hilton LAX, Los Angeles, CA with $1,000 added
President and Executive Director
U.S. Backgammon Federation