New Women’s Online Circuit Series!

We’ve launched a new online series for women backgammon players. This 32-player single elimination tournament starts with 13-point matches, building to a 17-point final. Register by clicking here. Compete for recognition as the leading woman on the USBGF Circuit! For additional tournaments in registration, including FTH Blitzes, Masters, Advanced, and Intermediate Divisional events, Monthly Circuit, […]

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USBGF ADVANCED DIVISIONAL LVII

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Congratulations to Erwin Hom, winner of the Advanced Divisional LVII. Erwin defeated David Parks in the 17-point final. Michael Riahi and William Dugan 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 online standings: Leader Board.

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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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Second Founding Sponsor Jackpot Now Open for Registration!

We’re delighted by the response to the new Founding Sponsor Jackpot Series. The first field of 16 filled quickly so we’re pleased to announce that registration for Founding Sponsor Jackpot #2 is now open. Just click here to register. The series is designed to express our appreciation to Founding Sponsors who have provided core support […]

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New Online Tournament for Founding Sponsors!

To express our appreciation to Founding Sponsors who have provided core support for the U.S. Backgammon Federation, we are pleased to announce a new free online tournament series for our Founding Sponsors. All Founding Sponsors — Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond may participate. First place prize is a free entry for the Founding Sponsor […]

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USBGF Board of Directors Election — Now Open for Voting

The USBGF Board of Directors election is now under way. All members are eligible to vote. Members may vote anytime starting now up until 11:59 p.m. EST, Monday, December 3, 2018. Each member may submit only one ballot. A member must be logged onto the USBGF website to be able to vote. The link to […]

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Notice of Annual USBGF Board of Directors Election

This is to provide notice of our upcoming annual Board of Directors election which will be held this year, via our e-voting system, with a voting window beginning at 12:01 a.m. EST Monday, November 21, 2018 and ending at 11:59 p.m. EST, Monday, December 3, 2018. Nominations have now closed, and the Governance and Nominations […]

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Advanced Divisional LV

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Congratulations to Steven Waller, winner of the Advanced Divisional LV. Steve defeated John Antaki in the 17-point final. Martin Stemberka and David Parks 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 online standings at Leader Board.

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USBGF August Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Ted Chee, winner of the USBGF 2018 August Monthly Circuit. Ted won this single elimination tournament by defeating Eusebio Blasco in the 17-point final match. Cynthia Belonogoff and John Gamalieson finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

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Las Vegas Backgammon Open

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LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON OPEN, November 7-11, 2018; Las Vegas, Nevada – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com Photo C Mayeron CHAMPIONSHIP (83 +33 rebuys): 1-Richard Munitz (NY), 2-Nevzat Dogan (Denmark), 3/4-Bob Glass (CA) / Tommy Kean (Denmark); 1C-Jacob Markussen (Denmark), 2C-Ron Rubin (NV), 3C/4C-Cary Hoarty (OH) / Tim Lawless (IN); 1LC-Dana Nazarian (CA), 2LC-Armin Soltani (Canada). INTERMEDIATE […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XLIX

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Congratulations to Gary Fox, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XLIX. Gary defeated Frank Costello in the 13-point final. Shahrooz Moreh and Ira Gardner 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. See current online […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional L

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Congratulations to Genna Cowan, winner of the Intermediate Divisional L. Genna defeated Charles Stearns in the 13-point final. Robin Peterson and Sarah Saltus Sidding 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. See current […]

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USBGF July Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Roberto Kenny Litzenberger, winner of the USBGF 2018 July Monthly Circuit. Roberto won this single elimination tournament by defeating Mark Emrich in the 17-point final match. Jason Karns and Ira Gardner finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the latest Online Circuit Leader Board posting here.

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CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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CONNECTICUT STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 18-21, 2018; Rocky Hill, Connecticut – Results from chicagopoint.com Photo credit Karen Davis OYSTER OPEN (34): 1-Richard Munitz (NY), 2-Phil Simborg (IL), 3/4-Boris Dekhtyar (NY) / Chris Knapp (MA); 1C-Ed O’Laughlin (VA), 2C-Jim Stutz (CT); 1LC-Douglas Huch (NY). SILVER ADVANCED (30): 1- Stephen Hassman (MA), 2-Jay Karns (NY); 1C-Leon Marini […]

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COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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COLORADO STATE BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIPS, October 11 – 14, 2018; Denver, Colorado – Results from chicagopoint.com OPEN (22): 1-David Taniguchi (CA), 2-Stacy Turner (FL); 1C-Steve Sax (CA). ADVANCED (11): 1-Edward Onny (CO), 2-Tom Christner (CO); 1C-Norm Friedman (CA). CONTINENTAL DIVIDE OPEN JACKPOT (14+2 rebuys): 1-Jonah Seewald (CO), 2-David Taniguchi (CA). ROYAL GORGE LIMITED JACKPOT (4): 1-Laura […]

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USBG Intermediate Divisional XLVIII

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Congratulations to Vinson Blanson, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XLVIII. Vinson defeated Jerry Nussbaum in the 13-point final. Curt Wilhelmsen and Timothy Dugan 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. See current online […]

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SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP

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SUNNY FLORIDA BACKGAMMON CHAMPIONSHIP , October 4-7, 2018; Hollywood, Florida – Preliminary Results from chicagopoint.com CHAMPIONSHIP (39): 1-Brian Lonergan (LA), 2-Frank Talbot (MI), 1C-Allen Tish (CA), 2C-Perry Gartner (FL), 3C/4C-Donny Lomuto (NY) / Michael Neagu (Canada). ADVANCED (39): 1-Neal Rosensweig (FL), 2-Milton Gonzalez (Costa Rica); 1C-William Lonergan (NY), 2C-Steve Spudic (FL), 3C/4C-Linda Bradley (NC) / […]

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2nd VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT

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2nd VIKING CLASSIC BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT, September 27-30, 2018; Bloomington, Minnesota – Results from chicagopoint.com ODIN OPEN (37): 1-David Winn (TX), 2-Jeff Nitschke (MN); 1C-David Klausa (CO), 2C-Cary Hoarty (OH), 3C/4C-Lynn Lusk (CO) / Art Moore (TN). THOR ADVANCED(37): 1-Kevin Heacox (IN), 2-Steve Waller (MN); 1C-Dan Minardi (CO), 2C-Gregg Trunnell (MN), 3C/4C-Joe Briggs (MN) / David […]

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Nomination of Candidates for 2018 USBGF Board of Directors Election

As prescribed by the By-Laws, the Board of Directors of the U.S. Backgammon Federation announces that members may nominate candidates, including themselves, for election to the Board of Directors. Nominees must be members of the USBGF. The Board asks members to please limit their nominees to candidates who have expressed a willingness to serve and […]

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XLVII

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Photo C Mayeron Congratulations to Aaron Foust, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XLVII. Aaron defeated Garrett Duquesne in the 13-point final. Elizabeth Liberty and Sarah Saltus Siddig 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 […]

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2018 USBGF Tournament of Champions

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Congratulations to Adam Prager, winner of the 2018 Tournament of Champions. Adam bested Jaime Obregon in the 21-point final. Gary Oleson and Matthew Brown finished 3/4 in the 19-point semi-final. This single match event is by invitation only and is limited to those players who have won a tournament during the 2017 Online Circuit season. […]

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OMNIUM DE MONTREAL BACKGAMMON OPEN

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OMNIUM DE MONTREAL BACKGAMMON OPEN , September 13-20, 2018; Dorval, Quebec, Canada – Results from chicagopoint.com MONTREAL OPEN (28): 1-Arthur Sutton (NJ), 2-Richard Munitz (NY); 1C-Alan Grunwald (NJ), 2C-Michael Neagu (Canada); 1LC-Frank Talbot (MI), Leyla Zaloutskaya (NY) won the Side Pool prize of a P-40 board. ST-LAURENT ADVANCED (28): 1-Jonathan Munitz (NY), 2-Tom Rebelo (Canada); […]

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USBGF 4th Directors Cup

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Congratulations to Scott Ward who defeated Norm Friedman in the 19-point final match to win the USBGF Online Circuit’s 4th Director’s Cup. Finishing 3/4 in the event were Boris Dekhtyar and Richard Munitz. Scott, for winning, will receive his choice of either a 1-year extension of his current USBGF Premium membership PLUS a 1-year GammonSite […]

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USBGF May Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Masahiro Kisono, winner of the USBGF 2018 May Monthly Circuit. Masahiro won this single elimination tournament by defeating William Lonergan in the 17-point final match. Mario Savan and Martin Zizka finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. Entry in the Circuit Monthly is free to all USBGF Premium, Novice, and Basic members. For […]

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USBGF March Monthly Circuit

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Congratulations to Karen Davis, winner of the USBGF 2018 March Monthly Circuit. Karen won this single elimination tournament by defeating Daphne Downs in the 17-point final match. Pierre Viau and Olga Ivanova finished 3/4 in the 15-point semi-final match. See the Online Circuit Leader Board postings here.

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USBGF Intermediate Divisional XLVI

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Congratulations to Tom Courts, winner of the Intermediate Divisional XLVI. Tom defeated Elizabeth Liberty in the 13-point final. Gary Fox and Shahrooz Moreh finished 3/4 in the 11-point semi-final. Tom would like to acknowledge Ted Chee and Ray Bills, who were so generous with their time in helping him get started at Backgammon by the […]

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USBGF Advanced Divisional LII

Congratulations to Paul Laubner, winner of the Advanced Divisional LII. Paul defeated John Antaki in the 17-point final. Kevin Jones and Takeru Susa 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 Advanced Divisional LIV

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Congratulations to Dennis Lutz, winner of the Advanced Divisional LIV. Dennis defeated Jason Karns in the 17-point final. David Staggs and David Richardson 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 at Leader Board.

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2018 Silicon Valley Championship Winners

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USBGF congratulates the winners of the 2018 Silicon Valley Open, August 31 to September 3 in San Jose, CA. Pictured above is Chris Knapp, Open winner, accepting his trophy from tournament director Ken Bame. Center photo is of the Advanced winner, Norm Friedman. On the right is David Gillett, Novice winner, with Candace Mayeron (staff) […]

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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 this significant honor. […]

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