• American Backgammon Hall of Fame

Tim Holland

Inducted in 2016
From New York City and Miami, Florida

The first modern backgammon superstar, Tim Holland won three World Championships and three International Backgammon Championships — more major backgammon championships than anyone else in the history of the game. Tim was also a successful author and renowned teacher. He opened the Park 65 Backgammon Club in New York City in 1978 and introduced many to the glamour of high-stakes backgammon. His three popular books, Beginning Backgammon (1973), Better Backgammon (1974), and Backgammon for People Who Hate to Lose: The Psychology of Playing a Winning Game (1977), helped trigger the backgammon boom of the 1970s.


  • Won the World Backgammon Championship three times. Won the first World Backgammon Championship in 1967, and also won in 1968 and 1971.
  • Won the International Backgammon Championship, played in London, in 1966, 1972, and 1973.