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Looking for a game of Backgammon with live Rollers? Tired of playing on the Internet? Getting bored rolling dice with a computer program? Join us every Tuesday at 6:00 PM at Galbraith's. This Meetup is for anyone who is interested in playing or learning to play the oldest board game on the planet; Backgammon. Played by the Egyptians 5,000 years ago. Novice to Expert are all welcome to roll the dice.

Upcoming events (3)

Follow your inner dice: Play Backgammon

Galbraith's Alehouse

Life is like playing Backgammon. You know the moves....You just need the right rolls.


The Good Home Birkenhead

With only 15 checkers at your disposal you need to make sure every checker is working to its maximum.
You have to place your checkers so more of your future numbers will be useful.

Unstacking: Look to reduce large stacks of checkers.
Diversify: Create as many builders as possible bearing on a Key Point.
Slot: Place a checker on the Point you need to make, with the idea of covering it next turn.

Playing this way creates mobile, flexible positions.

2023 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

Auckland Bridge Club

2023 New Zealand Backgammon Championship

Date: March 25, 2023 / March 26, 2023
Place: Auckland Bridge Club, 273 Remuera Rd. Auckland
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: $ 40.00 NZD
15% discount for ANZBGF Members. Use code ANZBGF
Sponsored by ANZBGF: ANZBGF Tournament Rules

Two days of full-on Backgammon.

March 25th Standard Swiss Format. Everyone is guaranteed to play 5 – Seven-point Matches. The pairings are random in the first Match. Players are not eliminated if they lose the first Match. No Player meets the same opponent twice. Successive rounds match Players with scores as similar to each other as possible. By the 3rd Match Experts are playing Experts, Average are playing Average and Novices are playing Novices.

March 26th Top sixteen (16) Players from the Swiss Format will play Knockout Matches to determine 1st 2nd 3rd places. Clocks may be used for the final (8) Players in the Knockout Matches.

Silver Plate Tournament will be played on Sunday for all those who did not make it into the finals but still want to roll the dice. Standard Swiss Format to ensure everyone can play multiple times with multiple Players.

Prize: Entry Fee’s will be used to fund the Venue, Prizes & Trophy’s

1 st Place: $[masked] estimate
2 nd Place: $[masked] estimate
3 rd Place: $[masked] estimate
4 th Place: Bottle of Fine Wine

Silver Plate
1 st Place: $[masked] estimate
2 nd Place: $ 50.00 estimate
3 rd Place: Bottle of Fine Wine

Trophy’s will be given to 1st / 2nd / 3rd place. Plate will be given to winner of the Silver Plate Tournament.

Purchase Tickets: Click on Eventfinda Link

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2023/2023-new-zealand-backgammon championship/auckland/remuera/tickets

“Choose a Date” Click on: Saturday March 25. Ticket is good for both dates.

If you are unable to use Eventfinda you can e-mail me: Name / Phone Number / Bring Entry Fee of $ 40.00 NZD (exact change) and pay at the door.

Doors open at 9:30 AM. Briefing at 9:45 AM. Tournament starts at 10:00 AM.

You do not have to be an Expert to enter the Tournament. You are guaranteed to play at least 5 – Seven-point Matches against Players whose skill range is Expert to Novice. It is a lot of fun and a very excellent Backgammon learning experience.

Give it a GO.

Past events (340)

The Opening

The Good Home Birkenhead