OUR TOURNAMENT FORMAT

 

We have adopted a tournament format which guarantees each entrant two matches, although not necessarily two losses.


Our Next Tournament:

Monday June 17, 2019
3rd Monday Tournament


Our regular start time:

6:30 PM Draw

Play begins @ 6:45

Chouette Play begins as early as 4:30


Hightopps Backstage Grille

2306 York Road

Timonium, MD 21093


Rarely there could be late schedule changes not reflected on this web site.  For the latest updates and reminders, request to be added to our e-mail mailing list by going to the CONTACT US page above.
 


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BACKGAMMON CLUBS NEARBY

 

Two well-established Backgammon Clubs with long histories and a new Meetup Group meet regularly in the Washington, D.C. area and a club meets monthly in Columbia, MD.

​SALSA GRILLE SUMMER CONTEST SLAM:

$40 Entry Fee, $20 SP 

Salsa Grille 6444 Security Blvd.

Woodlawn, MD 21207

Saturdays: July 20th, August 17th

Confirm all SG tournament dates with:

Mark Davis @ 443-328-5180 call or text

Drawing @ 1, Play begins @ 1:15

Double elimination. 7pt./5pt.

Chouette play begins at 12 noon.


Welcome to our  Backgammon club!

The Baltimore Backgammon Club, has been in continuous operation since May 2007.  Although not directly connected with the former Backgammon Club of Baltimore, an enormously successful club which operated for years during the 1970's and 80's, the BBC roots trace back to that club, and we are grateful for their efforts in popularizing modern backgammon. Our tournaments are open to players of all skill levels.


Live Backgammon Tournaments!
First, Third and Fifth Mondays of the Month.


Contact:

Paul Laubner, Director

410-530-2237

coachlaubner@live.com


Larry Cecchetti, AD/Statistician

443-854-9658

lc@comcast.net


Mark Davis, AD/Special Events Coordinator
443-325-5180

Victor Morawski, Club Founder 443-401-0837

vmorawski@juno.com


Please Bring a Set!


410-530-2237

Baltimore Backgammon Club
2306 Maryland Highway 45, Lutherville TimoniumMaryland 21093, United States

Congratulations to Paul Laubner 2017 Player of the Year!!!


Backgammon History 1930's

Passengers Playing Backgammon aboard pan am's legendary china clipper.  built at Baltimore's glen l. martin plant.


Congratulations to Chen Fu-Yu 2018 Player of the Year!!!

OUR vENUE

 

For our main tournaments we meet at a very nice sports bar in Timonium, MD first established  as caterer to famous rock bands: Hightopps Backstage Grille.

 we use USBGF/ABT TOURNAMENT RULES  2018

 

We follow a  set of tournament rules  established by the USBGF and American Backgammon Tour revised 2017 by USBGF/ABT

The BBC plays Legal Moves Only.

2019 Board Tournament 

The new boards we purchased from Gammon Guys are exquisite! 

Professional features include:

  • Custom playing field
  • Precision dice
  • Dice cups with trip lips
  • Heavy beautiful checkers
  • Flip book style scorecard
  • Dice rolling baffle box
  • Gorgeously appointed case


We will fill a 32 player bracket. The deadline for entries is Saturday, September 21st. Hurry. Spots are filling fast. The new tournament date is set for the 3rd Saturday in September, the 21st. We will play 9 pt./7pt. matches, double elimination. Secure your entry by paying Paul Laubner or Larry Cecchetti or Mark Davis. Cost to enter is $50. Optional Side Pool, full or half, $40/20. Winner of the final wins the board. Finalist will be eligible for a $160 cash payout.


We are now playing by clocks preferred guidelines. If a player prefers to play with a clock, they may as long as they provide it. 2 minutes per point / 15 second delay.


Baffle or dice rolling boxes are encouraged.


​We are considering dice on checkers as legal, however, we currently re-roll dice on checkers.





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bbc learning center


The club officers are currently organizing Pro/Am doubles learning events. Be sure to check back for specifics, dates and times. These will likely be scheduled for the 4th Monday of the Month.


Highlights:

  • Amateur/novice/beginner players will be paired with regular club players
  • The Am will sit at the table, roll the dice and move the checkers
  • The Pro will sit with them, consult and advise, but not dictate moves
  • There will be no entry fee
  • Prizes will be awarded
  • Pros will receive points towards their player of the year ranking


The principle concept behind this event is to introduce folks who are interested in backgammon, played as a youngster, played in school, or on the floor of the living room with their family, or were just passing by the club and watched us play and were fascinated or were otherwise exposed to the game, but never played modern tournament style backgammon. The BBC welcomes players of all skill levels and this setting will be the perfect venue to roll, play, and have open discussion on practical and theoretical concepts and applications with seasoned club players and professionals at no cost! It's literally all about the learning.




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