The BBC plays Legal Moves Only.

***Special events***

More Beginners/Novice Tournaments coming soon! 


  • Amateur/novice/beginner players will be seated with regular club players
  • The Ams will sit at the table, roll the dice and move the checkers
  • The Pros 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.



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



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

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. Using only one pair of dice is also encouraged.

​We will likely play dice on checkers as legal at the beginning of 2020. We currently re-roll dice on checkers.




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.



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.

Chen had a dominating year! He finished first or second in 11 tournaments, and set a new club record for most points earned in a year with 147! 

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

Backgammon History 1930's

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


Salsa Grille 6444 Security Blvd.

Woodlawn, MD 21207

3rd Saturdays: September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 21. Ho-ho-ho.

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.

2019 Board Tournament

Win an Baltimore inspired themed board!

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. For entry and more details please contact Paul Laubner, Larry Cecchetti or Mark Davis. Winner of the final wins the board. 

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Baltimore Backgammon Club Sponsor

Congratulations to Chen Fu Yu, our 2018 Player of the Year!!!


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

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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.

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Our Upcoming 2019 Tournament Dates and Special Events:  

December: 2nd, 16th AND 30th (fifth Monday)


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.


Paul Laubner, Director


Larry Cecchetti, AD/Statistician


Mark Davis, AD/Special Events Coordinator

Victor Morawski, Club Founder 443-401-0837

Please Bring a Set!