The San Diego Backgammon Club
Welcome to the San Diego Backgammon Club. We hope you will join us in beautiful San Diego / La Jolla each week and share our passion for one of the most exciting and intellectually stimulating games ever invented. We welcome all experience and skill levels, from new players to world-class experts, and most importantly we want everyone to have a rewarding and enjoyable experience!
We run a traditional knock out style tournament each Wednesday beginning at 6pm.
See interesting backgammon problems and analysis from one of the club matches.
Calendar & Past Results
See our calendar of upcoming events and results from our past tournaments.
New to Backgammon? We are glad you are here and on your way to exploring this amazing game. Here’s a helpful video that explains the necessary concepts to get started with backgammon as well as how to play the game.
Club Statement & Standards
Welcome to the San Diego Backgammon Club. We hope you will join us in beautiful La Jolla each week and share our passion for one of the most exciting and intellectually stimulating games ever invented.
We welcome all experience and skill levels, from new players to world-class experts, and most importantly want everyone to have a rewarding and enjoyable experience!
The San Diego Backgammon club encourages a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment. The Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse entry to any participant deemed to be in violation of these club standards.
Featured Problems of the Week
Each week, we post an interesting problem and written analysis either from one of our club matches or the larger Backgammon community.
5/1/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem
Black leads Yellow 4-0/5 (Crawford Game) with a 6-4 to play. Because it is the Crawford game, black does not need to worry about being doubled and gammon losses are of very little importance. The difference between trailing 4-1 or 4-2 post-crawford makes little...
4/24/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem
Black is leading Yellow 2-0/5 and has a 5-1 to play Black is in a very strong position to win the game with additional prospects to win a gammon. A gammon win is very significant as it could be the difference between leading 3-0 or being in the Crawford game with a...
3/27/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem
Brown trails yellow 2-3/7 and faces a difficult early game decision with this 6-3 roll. There are many excellent choices for brown that must be compared and contrasted. Before addressing the candidate plays and their respective merits, it is important to consider...
Calendar of Events
We run a traditional knock-out style open tournament each Wednesday in the atrium at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla (Address: 4550 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122) with registration beginning at 5:30pm and a random draw at 6:15pm.
California Backgammon Clubs
Other Backgammon Clubs in California
Orange County Backgammon Club
The Orange County Backgammon Club meets every Monday in Newport Beach, CA and once a month on Sunday at the Newport Beach Tennis Club (NBTC). They also offer online play on Thursdays at 6pm.
The Gammon Associates backgammon club holds two tournaments weekly (1-in-Sherman Oaks & 1-OnLine at SHG). We have been conducting backgammon competition continuously since 1978 in the Los Angeles area of Southern California.
Backgammon By the Bay
Berkeley, CA: Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. Registration 11:30 am; tournament starts at 12:00 pm. Cupertino: Meets 4th Saturday of every month. Registration 11:30 am; tournament starts at 12:00 pm.
Sacramento Backgammon Club
The Sacramento Backgammon Club typically meets the 4th Saturday of every month in Citrus Heights, and The 1st and 3rd Monday in Rocklin. Subject to change based on holidays, they recommend regularly checking their website for updates.