USBGF National Championship Prize Fund

The U.S. Backgammon Federation is pleased to announce the launch of the USBGF National Championship Prize Fund created by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. The Fund will receive $10,000 annually to provide added money to the USBGF National Championship event and 8 regional qualifiers.

The 2020 USBGF National Championship will be held in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Backgammon Championship April 29-May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia. $5000 will be added to the prize pool. There is a free initial entry for USBGF members ($50 for non-members) and unlimited $50 re-entries, 80% return. It is a single elimination event. A beautiful custom FTH board (valued at $950) will be awarded to the winner. Only USBGF members are eligible for the added prize money and backgammon board.

In addition eight USBGF National Championship Regional Qualifiers will be held in 2020. The USBGF member who goes the furthest will receive $500 added prize money and a spot in the Round of 16 at the 2021 USBGF National Championship. The eight Regional Qualifiers include: NY Metro, Chicago Open, Michigan Summer Classic, Viking Classic, Denver Wild West, Sunny Florida, Las Vegas Open, and California State Backgammon Championships. The qualifying event will vary across tournaments. At the upcoming NY Metropolitan Open, January 9-12, the winner will be determined by a playoff between the USBGF member who goes the furthest in the Seniors event and the USBGF member who goes the furthest in the Juniors event.

Make plans to attend the 2020 National Championship at the Cherry Blossom and as many of the National Championship Regional Qualifiers as you can to be part of this exciting prestige event!

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