• American Backgammon Hall of Fame

Wilcox Snellings

Inducted in 2024
From Costa Rica

Wilcox was universally regarded as one of the top few players of his era. He was widely regarded as one of the world’s best, if not the best, money games players. He was voted the number one Giant in 1993 and 1997 and finished second in Recorded matches from the pre-bot and early bot era show that Wilcox played at an exceptionally low PR for players at that time. In the final 23-point match to win the 1997 Las Vegas Invitational, he recorded a PR of 3.59, a rarity in those years. After a 22-year break from tournament play, he finished in the top eight in Monte Carlo in 2019, playing a 2.7 PR average, and again in 2022, with a 3.05 average. He currently sits on the Giants of Backgammon list at #7.