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Welcome to Colorado Backgammon

The Colorado Backgammon Club provides players a chance to participate in tournament and league play on a regular basis, as well as learn basic rules and strategy of the game, including how to use the doubling cube. All events are conducted by volunteers with personal commitments to making every event a fantastic experience, while working towards growing the backgammon community. We currently meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month for Online League Tournament play as well as occasional monthly and quarterly tournaments. You must be a USBGF member to participate in tournament play. From time to time, we will be offering free Novice and Intermediate weekend clinics, so check back occasionally to see what is on the schedule. Free clinics do not require USBGF membership, but their are tons of resources available to its members, so check it out. The Colorado Backgammon Club was also selected to be part of the USBGF 2020 Local Club Initiative which was won by Charlie Raichle. Charlie was also the 2020 Colorado Backgammon Club Player-of-the-Year. Congratulations Charlie!

Please spend a moment and check out our websites – DenverBG.org (https://denverbg.org) and ColoradoBackgammon.com (http://www.coloradobackgammon.com). The Colorado Backgammon Club uses Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Backgammon-Association) for all online and venue information as well as updated tournament and clinic details. Tournament rules governing play are posted on the USBGF website (http://usbgf.org/docs/rules.pdf). We play using the Crawford rule and legal moves (http://www.coloradobackgammon.com/examples-legal-moves/).

*All Staff are strictly volunteers, please contact us if you would like to help.
**100% of any and all donations and / or proceeds go towards maintaining the Colorado and Denver Backgammon programs and member benefits.

Win with Grace / Lose with Class / Play with Passion

Upcoming events (4+)

2021 Wild West Shootout - 3rd Annual ABT Backgammon Tournament LIVE!

Embassy Suites Hotel Denver International Airport

The home cities of the ABT (American Backgammon Tour) usually have a tough home town crowd fighting to keep the trophies in state, the Wild West Shootout should be no different! Let's get the Colorado contingency, Bison, Gunslingers, Warriors and Greenhorns alike, signed up and ready to make a stand.

All players are welcome. We offer different levels of competition based on your skill level.

Division 1 - Bison (PR < 6) is our highest skilled division made up of top rated Open players, of which some are considered Masters; a premier player and fluent in tournament play, they tend to make very few blunders per match (huge mistakes) and are considered experts.

Division 2 - Gunslingers (PR 6 – 9) is our average skilled division made up of average Open players and top rated Advanced players; an experienced high-level player and quite familiar with tournament play, they tend to make very few blunders per game (huge mistakes) and generally know their skill level relative to the field.

Division 3 - Warriors (PR > 9) is our moderately skilled division made up of average Advanced players and Intermediate players; an experienced player, but often play more creatively rather than by the book, with a tendency to make a few blunders (huge mistakes) per game.

Division 4 - Greenhorn (PR not applicable) is our division for new players. Novice players typically make up this division; they have never played in one of the other divisions previously, has limited, if any, tournament experience, and modest or no experience playing with the doubling cube.

To check out all the events, download the full color brochure, see the amazing trophies or register for the tournament, please visit https://denverbg.org/

Preregister on-line (no later than 9/22/2021) and you’ll receive a free memento at registration, as well as a chance to win your registration fee!

CONTACT US
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Director:
Dan Minardi – 3o[masked] – [masked]

Colorado LIVE Backgammon 1st Thursday - League Play

HANGAR 101 Bar & Grill

LIVE LEAGUE PLAY (We're Back!)

Come early and support this fantastic venue. Great food and beverages can be purchased throughout the evening, and of course during the pre-tourney Chouette!

MAIN w/ PROGRESSIVE CONSOLATION!!!

You must be a member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation to play in the league tournament. NEW MEMBERS FIRST TOURNEY FREE ENTRY, NO USBGF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Basic USBGF membership is a $45 per year donation. Help the USBGF grow the game through Prime Clubs such as ours. You may join at: http://usbgf.org/membership/join/

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL!

WHEN: 1st Thursday of the Month
WHERE: HANGAR 101 Bar & Grill, Lakewood CO 80232
TIME: Registration closes at 7:00pm MDT, play begins at 7:10pm MDT.
DETAILS: $20 entry fee with optional $20 Side Pool. Guaranteed two matches; Main with Progressive Consolation.
MATCH LENGTH: 9 Point matches for the Main, 5 Point matches for Consolation.
CLOCKS: Clocks are REQUIRED and will be available to borrow if you don't have one. Clock settings are 2 Minutes per point and 12 seconds Delay, which should be plenty of time.
DONATION: $10 (or 5% rounded to the nearest $5, whichever is >) of total entry fee and side pool from tournament will go towards Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach for new players.

If you'd like to play, please register on Meetup.

Payouts based on 16 players
1st/2nd & 1st Consolation

LEAGUE SCORING: League scoring will be revised shortly after tournament completion and can be found at www.coloradobackgammon.com/colorado-backgammon-league/

Also join us for our monthly live tournaments. Check Meetup often as well as http://www.coloradobackgammon.com for details and schedule of upcoming events.

Win with Grace / Lose with Class / Play with Passion

Colorado LIVE Backgammon 3rd Thursday - League Play

HANGAR 101 Bar & Grill

LIVE LEAGUE PLAY (We're Back!)

Come early and support this fantastic venue. Great food and beverages can be purchased throughout the evening, and of course during the pre-tourney Chouette!

MAIN w/ PROGRESSIVE CONSOLATION!!!

You must be a member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation to play in the league tournament. NEW MEMBERS FIRST TOURNEY FREE ENTRY, NO USBGF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Basic USBGF membership is a $45 per year donation. Help the USBGF grow the game through Prime Clubs such as ours. You may join at: http://usbgf.org/membership/join/

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL!

WHEN: 3rd Thursday of the Month
WHERE: HANGAR 101 Bar & Grill, Lakewood CO 80232
TIME: Registration closes at 7:00pm MDT, play begins at 7:10pm MDT.
DETAILS: $20 entry fee with optional $20 Side Pool. Guaranteed two matches; Main with Progressive Consolation.
MATCH LENGTH: 9 Point matches for the Main, 5 Point matches for Consolation.
CLOCKS: Clocks are REQUIRED and will be available to borrow if you don't have one. Clock settings are 2 Minutes per point and 12 seconds Delay, which should be plenty of time.
DONATION: $10 (or 5% rounded to the nearest $5, whichever is >) of total entry fee and side pool from tournament will go towards Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach for new players.

If you'd like to play, please register on Meetup.

Payouts based on 16 players
1st/2nd & 1st Consolation

LEAGUE SCORING: League scoring will be revised shortly after tournament completion and can be found at www.coloradobackgammon.com/colorado-backgammon-league/

Also join us for our monthly live tournaments. Check Meetup often as well as http://www.coloradobackgammon.com for details and schedule of upcoming events.

Win with Grace / Lose with Class / Play with Passion

Colorado LIVE Backgammon 1st Thursday - League Play

HANGAR 101 Bar & Grill

LIVE LEAGUE PLAY (We're Back!)

Come early and support this fantastic venue. Great food and beverages can be purchased throughout the evening, and of course during the pre-tourney Chouette!

MAIN w/ PROGRESSIVE CONSOLATION!!!

You must be a member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation to play in the league tournament. NEW MEMBERS FIRST TOURNEY FREE ENTRY, NO USBGF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. Basic USBGF membership is a $45 per year donation. Help the USBGF grow the game through Prime Clubs such as ours. You may join at: http://usbgf.org/membership/join/

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL!

WHEN: 1st Thursday of the Month
WHERE: HANGAR 101 Bar & Grill, Lakewood CO 80232
TIME: Registration closes at 7:00pm MDT, play begins at 7:10pm MDT.
DETAILS: $20 entry fee with optional $20 Side Pool. Guaranteed two matches; Main with Progressive Consolation.
MATCH LENGTH: 9 Point matches for the Main, 5 Point matches for Consolation.
CLOCKS: Clocks are REQUIRED and will be available to borrow if you don't have one. Clock settings are 2 Minutes per point and 12 seconds Delay, which should be plenty of time.
DONATION: $10 (or 5% rounded to the nearest $5, whichever is >) of total entry fee and side pool from tournament will go towards Meetup, Colorado Backgammon, Denver Backgammon, future tournaments and the continued outreach for new players.

If you'd like to play, please register on Meetup.

Payouts based on 16 players
1st/2nd & 1st Consolation

LEAGUE SCORING: League scoring will be revised shortly after tournament completion and can be found at www.coloradobackgammon.com/colorado-backgammon-league/

Also join us for our monthly live tournaments. Check Meetup often as well as http://www.coloradobackgammon.com for details and schedule of upcoming events.

Win with Grace / Lose with Class / Play with Passion

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