Candace Mayeron

Candace Mayeron, tournament producer and promoter, is recognized for her innovative leadership in bringing show-business glamour and excitement to bac…

Robert Stoller

As the USBGF historian, Robert Stoller does the critical work of meticulously cataloging backgammon’s rich history. He helps bring to life notable…

Phil Simborg

The USBGF is honoring Phil Simborg with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution as a backgammon educator. Along with Perry Gartner, he estab…

Matvey “Falafel” Natanzon

Falafel is one of backgammon’s most beloved and respected players. He has an engaging personality, and his dominating table presence has helped him …

Xavier Dufaure de Citres

Xavier is honored for his development of the eXtreme Gammon (XG) software, which has transformed backgammon. XG quickly established itself as the prem…

Patti Rubin

Patti Rubin is known by all today as the organizer of the Backgammon World Championships in Monte Carlo. She works tirelessly to preserve an instituti…

Perry Gartner

As co-founder of The Backgammon Learning Center (BLC), Perry Gartner has formed a top-flight cadre of teachers including many of the top players in th…

Norm Wiggins

Norm Wiggins is one of backgammon’s most distinguished figures. He was touted at his 80th birthday party in 2010 for his courteous, gentlemanly deme…

Louise Goldsmith

Louise Goldsmith was one of the great club directors of her era, overseeing play at the Mayfair Club in New York City in the heyday of backgammon in t…