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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.
How should White play 33 here? You have just rolled a great number, and now you just need to play it well. Even if you cannot Pipcount, having 3 checkers back compared to your opponent having only 1 checker back, you must be behind in the race. If you are behind in...
Yellow leads 2-0/7. What is the correct cube action for both players? This doubling decision was recently submitted by one of our club members. Yellow appears to have the upper hand and sees an opportunity to exert some pressure on Black. It helps to start our...
How should White play 63 here? I remember being told the saying “if in doubt, hit”. I think this is a good saying, and it is guided me to the correct move many times. Here you could hit 16/10 7/4*: This does remove the spare from your 7 point so that if you cover with...
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.