About The New England Backgammon Club

When

The club meets monthly at 12 noon on a Saturday or Sunday. See schedule for dates/times.

Entry fees for regular tournaments are: $60 for Expert, $30 for Intermediate/Novice.

Entry Fees for the Sunday 'Bonus Point' events are $100 for Expert, $50 for Intermediate/Novice.


 

Where

The New England Backgammon Club is located at the Dockside Restaurant, in Malden, Massachusetts. Address:

229 Centre Street
Malden, MA 02148 
781-321-3000 

 

Membership

Membership is now free! Membership includes a subscription to the club newsletter Anchors.
 

Format

We play a consolation-style tournament which means everyone gets randomly placed in the main tournament bracket, and if they lose before reaching the money rounds, they get placed in a consolation tournament bracket. That way everyone plays at least two matches. Match lengths range from 7 points to 13 points in the main tournament and 5 or 7 in the consolation tournament. Though we play longer matches in November and May.

Skill Brackets

The New England Backgammon Club features two levels of play in its tournaments.
`Expert'
This is the strongest bracket. Players in this bracket range from strong intermediate to world class.
`Intermediate/Novice'
This is the intermediate and novice bracket.

The two brackets are combined into one tournament when there is not enough interest in the intermediate/novice bracket. Intermediate/novice players can still enter for the lower entry fee, though they receive proportionally less prize money should they cash in the tournament.

Anchors

Anchors is the newsletter of the New England Backgammon Club. It is sent out by email monthly, except during the summer. It contains information on local backgammon news, as well as various backgammon related articles.

A Subscription is free.

      Contact:
               Alex Zamanian
               azamanian@comcast.net