Quick-View Benefits Table

To view a full comparison of all membership levels and benefits, please see our Benefits Table below.

When you join the USBGF, you may choose from five levels of membership: Premium level for either one-year ($40) or three years ($100); Youth age 25 and under and college students, receive the same benefits as Premium members at $15 annually;  Associate membership is $15 annually; Basic  membership provides access to selected website information, and is free to website visitors who become registered website guests; and Founding Sponsor membership, which offers between 5 years and lifetime membership.  You can view the exclusive benefits of becoming a Founding Sponsor by clicking here: Become a Founding Sponsor/

In the table below, each level of membership is abbreviated as follows: Premium: ( P ), Youth: ( Y ), Associate: ( A )

P/YADESCRIPTION OF BENEFITS
X 
  • The electronic bi-monthly magazine, PrimeTime Backgammon, with articles to improve
    your game and news about people and events
X 
  • Earn a rating in the USBGF  National Rating System;  Elo ratings and match win/loss statistics
    based on American Backgammon Tour (ABT) tournament results since 2009;
    Report of individual player history against opponents; Completed draw sheets;
    Information on your opponents
XX
  •  Invitation to participate in the annual USBGF National Internet Championship
X 
  • Invitation to participate in the USBGF National Championship,
    January 31-February 3 in San Antonio, Texas
XX
  • View U-streamed tournament matches of leading players at selected tournaments
    with expert commentary
X 
  • Free entry to USBGF quizzes and lectures at major national tournaments
XX
  • Recorded backgammon matches between leading players on eXtreme Gammon neural net software
XX
  • Educational opportunities to help improve your game:  Online webinars with leading players;
  • Recommended reading lists;  Backgammon problems and solutions  to test and improve
  • your skill; Glossary of backgammon terms; List of prominent, qualified instructors
X 
  • Discounts on Backgammon Software and other merchandise;
  • 20% discount on eXtreme Gammon;
  • 10% discount at GammonVillage
XX
  • Access to information on USBGF.org:  Written instructions on how to play; A glossary of
  • backgammon terms; YouTube instructional videos; Links to MeetUp backgammon groups
  • and local clubs; Notices of upcoming tournaments on the U.S. Backgammon Tour  (ABT)
  • and timely report of backgammon tour results;  Articles on players, events,
  • tournament  results, and Founding Sponsors;  Information on backgammon software and
  • online backgammon playing sites
   

You may upgrade your membership level at any time.  Choose the membership level that fits your needs today, and click on one of the following links to complete the enrollment process:

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