What we're about

Welcome to Portland Metro Backgammon! Since 2009, we have been facilitating the play of the world's best game. We would love to have you join us.

* Who should join: Anyone who likes to play backgammon is welcome. We are open to beginners and are working to provide good challenges to experienced players as well.

* Why should you join: To meet and play with others.

* What can members expect out of the group: We have regular tournaments to play against others, for fun and/or profit.

* Community: Regulars get to know one another over the board. We track results to provide you with an Elo score so that you can find and play people close to your level.

You can also find us online at:

http://pdxbg.club

http://vanwabg.club

https://facebook.com/groups/PortlandMetroBackgammon/

Upcoming events (2)

Beginner/Rusty Player Backgammon Lesson

Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Show up early for our tournament, and take part in a lesson to help you hone your backgammon skills!

The lesson will consist of a 3 point match, participants against me. Each person will take a turn making the moves - deciding on cube action and moves after the roll in consultation with the rest of the participants and with my comment right after you make the move. I will also fully explain my thought process for each of my moves. Hopefully, it will be informative and fun!

Limited seats available for this event. Suggested $10 donation appreciated, but not required.

Currently, masks are required even outside - that may change by the time this tournament comes around. We will follow their rules on the day of. I am not requiring proof of vaccination or anything to attend; but if you are not fully vaccinated, I do highly encourage you to hold off and wait for next month. As much fun as backgammon is, it is not worth risking your health over.

Stay for the tournament right after!

See you there!

Masked, Vaccinated Backgammon Tournament

Lucky Lab Brew Pub

Welcome back! Depending on numbers, it will be a modified Swiss format (so multiple rounds before you are eliminated), 3 or 5 or 7 point matches. Expect a couple of hours of play, maybe longer if you're winning.

We'll be returning to our standard $10 entry for the tournament, to fund the first/second place winners prize. New this time is we will have two (2!) $20 side pools for you high rollers. Side pools will go to the highest scoring side pool participants, so even if you don't make it to the top 2 in the main tournament, you may cash in one/both of the side pools. In other words, put up $10 or $30 or $50; I will probably rig the draw to put side pool participants against each other first to get to clear winners on that part early.

Currently, masks are required even outdoors - that may change by the time this tournament comes around. We will follow their rules on the day of. I am not requiring proof of vaccination or anything to attend; but if you are not fully vaccinated, I do highly encourage you to hold off and wait for next month. As much fun as backgammon is, it is not worth risking your health over.

See you there!

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Masked, Vaccinated Chouette

Lucky Lab Brew Pub

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