Get lots of playtime in with the US Backgammon Club League!
A new season begins every October, January, and April with each season's division champions qualifying to enter the US Backgammon Club Cup tournament in July.
With each three-month season, players are divided into four-player divisions based on their Club Rating (Elo) grouping similarly skilled opponents for good competitive matches. As your club rating goes up, so does your competition.
To join send a $5 league fee each season to Venmo: @mmesich with your email, Challonge ID, phone number and a note for which League(s) you are interested in. Women are encouraged to play in both! All fees go towards supporting the club, there are no payouts for league play.
Deadline for entry is April 2nd
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What is Club Rating (Elo)?
What's MY Club Rating?
Each season, the participants will be sorted and grouped by Club Rating. This ensures that groups should be more evenly matched and take away the stress of worrying about moving up and down divisions. This league does not use promotion or relegation.
Each player will play two matches against every other player in their division. Match length will depend on the division. The pairings will be listed in a Challonge Bracket and winners will report there. All the regular rules of play will be enforced including having an open Discord voice connection. Any open Tournament Table voice channel may be used. The default platform is Backgammon Galaxy. If both players agree, another platform may be used.
Season division winners will be invited to the annual League Cup tournament at the end of the year. Ties in record will be broken by the players win rate against each other. If still tied, a tie-breaker match will be played.
U.S. Backgammon Club Directors
April Mesich, Michael Mesich and Jeff Spencer