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!

Tournament Details

We run a traditional knock out style tournament each Wednesday beginning at 6pm.

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Featured Problem

See interesting backgammon problems and analysis from one of the club matches.

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Calendar & Past Results

See our calendar of upcoming events and results from our past tournaments.

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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.

About Us

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.

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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.

3/27/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem

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...

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3/20/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem

3/20/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem

As brown I was leading yellow 5-2/7 and had this tricky 4-2 roll to play.  It should be readily apparent that yellow is poised to complete a six-prime, and brown needs to urgently address this threat.  It may seem natural for brown to step up to yellow’s 5-point with...

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1/23/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem

1/23/2023 Featured Backgammon Problem

Cube Decision:  Brown on roll with the score tied 2-2 to 5 points and holding a 2 cube. Brown is in an advantageous position with one of yellow’s checkers stuck back on the 23-point (brown’s 2-point), spare checkers guarding the outfield and an anchor that is...

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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.

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Gammon Associates

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.

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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.

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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.

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