United States Backgammon Clubs

UNITED STATES BACKGAMMON CLUBS

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Updated: May 18, 2016

WESTERN STATES

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ALASKA

ANCHORAGE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Bob Stoller. 907/522-2299
Venue: Title Wave Books; 1360 W. Northern Lights Blvd.; Anchorage, Alaska
Meeting: Thursday and Saturday at 5:00 PM

 

ARIZONA

ARIZONA BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Doug Amenda. 480/284-6400
Venue: 18° Neighborhood Grill; 9375 E. Bell Road; Scottsdale, Arizona
Meeting: 2nd Monday monthly at 6:30 PM

PHOENIX BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: John Stetenfeld. 623/229-9887
Venue: Six locations around metro Phoenix area.See website for dates and locations.
Meeting: Eight Tuesdays & Wednesdays monthly at 6:30 PM.

 

CALIFORNIA

GAMMON ASSOCIATES
Contact: Patrick Gibson. 818/901-0464
Venue: El Torito Restaurant; 3113 W. Olive Street; Burbank, California
Meeting: Wednesday at 5:00 PM

Venue: Claim Jumper; 3500 W. Olive Street; Burbank, California
Meeting: Sunday at 1:30 PM

BACKGAMMON CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Contact: Tom Fahland. 858/472-1516
Venue: Indulge Restaurant at Embassy Suites; 4550 La Jolla Village Drive; La Jolla, California
Meeting: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

BACKGAMMON BY THE BAY
Contact: Ted Chee. 831/261-4583
Venue: Peking Express Restaurant; 2518 Durant Avenue.; Berkeley, California
Meeting: 2nd Saturday monthly at 12:00 PM

Venue: Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant; 1087 De Anza Boulevard; Cupertino, California
Meeting: 4th Saturday monthly at 12:00 PM

ORANGE COUNTY BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Justin Nunez. 619/316-0982
Venue: Embassy Suites Santa Ana; 1325 East Dyer Road; Santa Ana, California
Meeting: Thursday at 6:00 PM

 

COLORADO

COLORADO BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Lynda Clay. 303/791-0271
Venue & Time: Check meetup website: Colorado Backgammon Association

NORTHERN COLORADO BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Edward Onny. 970/658-8682
Venue: Mulligan's Pub; 2439 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado
Meeting: Check Facebook website: Northern Colorado Backgammon

 

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Tony Anton. 702/458-0926
Venue: Mad Matty's; 8100 W Sahara Avenue; Las Vegas, Nevada
Meeting: Tuesday at 7:00 PM

NEVADA BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Howard Markowitz. 702/218-8238
Venue: Flamingo Hotel & Casino; 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Las Vegas, Nevada
Meeting: Two major tournaments annually.

 

NEW MEXICO

BACKGAMMON CLUB OF SANTA FE
Contact: Barbara McIntyre. 505/310-7815
Venue: Hotel Santa Fe; 1501 Paseo de Peralta; Santa Fe, New Mexico
Meeting: Tuesday at 6:00 PM

TAOS BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Maia'ma (Ama) Khan. 575/650-7331
Venue: KTAOS Solar Bar; 9 New Mexico 150; Taos, New Mexico
Meeting: Thursday at 6:00 PM

HIGH DESERT BACKGAMMON CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE
Contact: Ed Rosenbloom. 505/795-3382
Venue: New Soul and Vine Restaurant; 3409 Central Avenue; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Meeting: Wednesday at 6:00 PM

 

OREGON

PORTLAND BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Rob Ingram. 503/805/1218
Venue: Proof; 3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; Portland, Oregon
Meeting: 2nd or 3rd Sunday monthly at 3:00 PM. See website for dates.

 

WASHINGTON

BELLINGHAM BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Russ Kendall. 360/255-1014
Venue: Club House at Parkway Village; 2015 24th Street #103; Bellingham, Washington
Meeting: 3rd Sunday monthly at 5:00 PM (No formal meetings June, July, and August.)

PUGET SOUND BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Kristina Vig. 253/230-6561
Venue: Good Time Ernie’s; 15733 Ambaum Blvd. SW; Burien, Washington
Meeting: Tuesday at 8:00 PM

Venue: World Sports Grille in Seattle; 731 Westlake Ave. N; Seattle, Washington
Meeting: 2nd & 4th Sunday monthly at 2:30 PM


CENTRAL STATES

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ILLINOIS

PUB CLUB
Contact: Tim Mabee. 630/606-2388
Venue: American Tap; 701 W. Lake Street; Addison, Illinois
Meeting: Thursday at 6:45 PM

CHICAGO BAR POINT CLUB
Contact: Bill Davis 773/860-0016
Venue: Giordano's; 5990 Dempster Street; Morton Grove, Illinois
Meeting: Tuesday at 5:00 PM

Meeting: 1st or 2nd Sunday bimonthly at 12:00 PM. See website for date and location.

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Michael Flohr. 309/662-7967
Venue: Ride The Nine; 503 N. Prospect; Bloomington, Illinois
Meeting: Monday at 6:00 PM

PEORIA BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Sue Will. 309/699-6005
Venue: Travelodge, 4400 Brandywine; Peoria, Illinois
Meeting: Thursday at 6:30 PM

SANGAMON VALLEY BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Randy Armstrong 217/622-9447
Venue: Capitol Teletrack; 1764 W. Wabash; Springfield, Illinois
Meeting: Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Springfield SeriesVenue: Various Central Illinois locations. See website for details.
Meeting: 1st Saturday monthly, November through April at 11:30 AM

WINNETKA BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Trudie Chibnik. 847/446-0537
Venue: Winnetka Community House; 620 Lincoln; Winnetka, Illinois
Meeting: Wednesday at 7:00 PM

 

INDIANA

HOOSIER BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Sean Garber. 317/241-0605
Venue: Buffalo Wild Wings; 2514 Lake Circle Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana
Meeting: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

NORTHWEST INDIANA BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Charlie Halberstadt, 219/617-5566
Venue: VFW Hall; 1290 Wagner Road, Porter, Indiana
Meeting: 2nd Saturday monthly at 12:30 PM

 

KANSAS

KANSAS CITY BACKGAMMON CLUB - USBL
Contact: Eric Barr. 816/237-8089
Venue: Johnny's Tavern; 6765 W. 119th Street; Overland Park, Kansas
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM (USBL affiliate - FREE entry & CASH entry.)

 

MICHIGAN

FLINT AREA BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Carol Joy Cole. 810/232-9731
Venue: Sharky’s Sports Bar; 4050 S. Center Road; Burton, Michigan
Meeting: Thursday at 7:00 PM

GRAND RAPIDS BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Bob Kamp. 616/956-1910
Venue: Anazeh Sands West; 1339 28th Street SW; Wyoming, Michigan
Meeting: Tuesday at 7:00 PM

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Marc Churchill. 269/207-9996
Venue: The Livery; 190 5th Street; Benton Harbor, Michigan
Meeting: Tuesday at 7:30 PM

PLYMOUTH BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Dean Adamian. 734/981-5706
Venue: Bailey's Pub & Grille; 1777 Canton Center Road; Canton, Michigan
Meeting: Wednesday at 7:30 PM

METRO NORTH BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Paul Berg. 313/330-7803
Venue: Crash Landing; 26620 Dequindre; Warren, Michigan
Meeting: Monday at 7:00 PM

TRAVERSE CITY BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Dan Wittkopp. 231/421-1970
Venue: Horizon Books, Shine Cafe (LL); 243 E Front Street; Traverse City, Michigan
Meeting: Thursday at 6:00 PM

 

MINNESOTA

TWIN CITIES BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: David Minikus. 612/718-2613
Venue: American Legion Post 435, 6501 Portland Ave S, Richfield, Minnesota
Meeting: Thursday at 7:00 PM

 

MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Jim Painter. 314/698-2023
Venue: 612 Kitchen & Cocktails; 612 W. Woodbine Avnuee; Kirkwood, Missouri
Meeting: Tuesday at 6:15 PM

 

OHIO

OHIO STATE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Joe Miller. 330/268-4610
Venue: On Tap Bar & Grille; 3997 Medina Road; Akron, Ohio
Meeting: 1st or 2nd Sunday monthly at 1:00 PM. See website for exact dates.

MIAMI VALLEY BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Teresa Wonderly. 933/233-5786
Venue: CBCB Bar & Grill; 2495 Commons Blvd #A1; Beavercreek, Ohio
Meeting: 2nd Sunday monthly at 12:00 PM

COLUMBUS BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Jason Marshall. 614/633-6229
Venue: Polaris Fashion Place Mall—Food Court; 1500 Polaris Parkway; Columbus, Ohio
Meeting: 2nd Sunday monthly at 11:30 AM

CINCINNATI BACKGAMMON PLAYERS CLUB
Contact: Peter Carcieri. 401/286-7336
Venue: Win Place or Show; 9933 Cincinnati Columbus Road; Cincinnati, Ohio
Meeting: 1st Sunday monthly at 12:00 PM

 

TEXAS

DALLAS BACKGAMMON LEAGUE
Contact: Tom Wheeler. 972/484-3038
Venue: IHOP, 3910 Belt Line Road, Addison, Texas
Meeting: Wednesday at 8:00 PM

AUSTIN BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Scott Butki. 240/675-7142
Venue: Doubletree Hotel; 6505 IH-35 North; Austin, Texas
Meeting: Monday at 7:30 PM

Meeting: 1st Sunday bimonthly at 12:00 PM. See website for date.
Venue: Z'Tejas; 1110 W. 6th Street; Austin, Texas

HOUSTON BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Bill Riles. 281/703-9304
Venue: Odd months—King's Head Pub; 1809 Eldridge; Houston, Texas.
             Even months—Stag's Head Pub; 2128 Portsmouth; Houston, Texas
Meeting: Mid-Saturday monthly at 12:30 PM (Jan. 18, Feb. 15, etc.)

 

WISCONSIN

MADISON BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Bill Minser. 608/354-7573
Venue: Basie's-Radisson Hotel; 6617 Odana Road; Madison, Wisconsin
Meeting: Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Tournaments 1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Chouettes 3rd & 5th Tuesday.

MILWAUKEE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Peter Abbott. 414/467-8757
Venue: Rounding Third Sports Bar & Grill, 6317 W Bluemound Road; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Meeting: Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Tournaments 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday. Open Play 2nd & 4th Wednesday.


NORTHEASTERN STATES

CT    MD    MA    NJ    NY    PA    VA    WV    (top)

CONNECTICUT

CONNECTICUT BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Ross Gordon. 203/521-7866
Venue: Meeting in the cities of Southberry, Fairfield, Milford, and Stamford, Connecticut
Meeting: Tuesday weekly and Saturday monthly at various times. For event dates, see website.

CONNECTICUT BACKGAMMON SOCIETY
Contact: Rob Roy. 860/887-5052
Venue: Holiday Inn Express; 120 Laning Street, Southington, Connecticut
Meeting: Saturday quarterly. For event dates, see website.

 

MARYLAND

BALTIMORE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Vic Morawski. 443/401-0837
Venue: Hightopps Backstage Grille; 2306 York Road; Timonium, Maryland
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM

MARYLAND BACKGAMMON
Contact: Genna Cowan. 410/905-6462
Venue: Union Jack's Pub at Columbia Mall; 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway; Columbia, Maryland
Meeting: 2nd Monday at 6:00 PM

DC METRO BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Ken Indart. 847/293-5147
Venue: Ruby Tuesdays; 11160 Viers Miill Road (Wheaton Mall); Silver Spring, Maryland
Meeting: Two to three Tuesdays per month at 6:45 PM. For event dates, see website.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW ENGLAND BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Alex Zemanian. 781/354-6466
Venue: Dockside Restaurant; 229 Centre Street (Rt. 60), Malden, Massachusetts
Meeting: Saturday monthly at 12:00 PM. For event dates, see website.

 

NEW JERSEY

MID JERSEY BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Arthur Sutton. 908/770-4770
Venue: Town & Country Inn; Route 35 & Broadway, Keyport, New Jersey
Meeting: Thursday at 7:30 PM. Side play only.

 

NEW YORK

NYC BACKGAMMON
Contact: Rich Munitz or Julia Sommer
Venue: Josie Woods Pub; 11 Waverly Place; New York, New York
Meeting: Tuesday at 6:00 PM once per calendar month. Register at website for notification.

LONG ISLAND BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Jeff Misrahi. 732/570-2577
Venue: Varies. See website.
Meeting: For event dates and times, see website.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

PITTSBURGH BACKGAMMON MEETUP
Contact: Peter Swartwout. 412/401-6615
Venue: Biddle's Escape Coffee House; 401 Biddle Ave; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Meeting: 1st Monday monthly at 6:00 PM

 

VIRGINIA

NORTHERN VIRGINIA BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Bill Pow. 703/577-1927
Venue: Carpool; 4000 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia
Meeting: Monday at 6:45 PM

BELTWAY BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Barry Silliman. 240/674-7222
Venue: Neighbor's Restaurant; 262-D Cedar Lane; Vienna, Virginia
Meeting: 2nd & 4th Sunday monthly at 12:00 PM

 

WEST VIRGINIA

KANAWHA RIFLES BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Edward Burgess 304/444-6302
Venue: Lorobi's Pizza; 2412 Maccorkle Ave,, Saint Albans, West Virginia 25177
Meeting: 4th Monday monthly at 6:00 PM

Venue: Panera Bread; 2830 Mountaineer Blvd.; S. Charleston, West Virginia 25309
Meeting: 2nd Tuesday monthly at 6:00 PM


SOUTHERN STATES

AL    FL    GA    KY    LA    MS    NC    SC    TN    (top)

ALABAMA

FLORENCE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Frank DeSandre. 731/607-0982
Venue: Flobama sports Bar; 311 N. Court Street; Florence, Alabama
Meeting: Monday at 5:30 PM

 

FLORIDA

SUNCOAST BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Bob Carpenter. 727/771-6544 or 727/424-9019
Venue: Sarasota Ale House; 3800 Kenny Drive; Sarasota, Florida
Meeting: Call or email for details. Chouette play only.

SOUTH FLORIDA BACKGAMMON
Contact: Rick Wolf. 754/423-9653
Venue: Rodeway Inn @ Reef Restaurant; 2440 State Rd. 84 (Marina Mile); Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Meeting: Sunday at 12:30 PM . Tournament 3rd Sunday monthly.

JAX BACKGAMMON
Contact: Jack Bohannan. 904/566-8349
Venue: Seven Bridges Restaurant; 9735 Gate Parkway N; Jacksonville, Florida
Meeting: Sunday at 1:00 PM.

TAMPA BAY BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Dimitur Alipiev. 727/786-9133
Venue: Dockside Sports Bar & Grille; 37611 US Hwy 19N; Palm Harbor, Florida
Meeting: Monday at 6:00 PM. Always check website.

Venue: Billy's Tarpon Turtle Restaurant; 1513 Lake Tarpon Avenue; Tarpon Springs, Florida
Meeting: Thursday at 5:30 PM. Always check website.

MIAMI BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Leo Bueno. 305/669-5260
Venue: 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grill in Biltmore Hotel; 1200 Anastasia Avenue; Coral Gables, Florida
Meeting: Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Tournament 1st Wednesday monthly.

 

GEORGIA

ATLANTA NORTHSIDE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Jerry Godsey. 404/403-1957 or 770/612-0818
Venue: Hudson Grille, 6317 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia
Meeting: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Venue: Greater Atlanta Area. E-mail for location.
Meeting: Last Sunday monthly at 1:30 PM

ATLANTA CLASSIC BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Samra Hadden. 770/974-5466
Venue: Crown Plaza Ravinia; 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road; Atlanta, Georgia
Meeting: 2nd Sunday monthly at 2:00 PM.

 

KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Quint McTyeire. 502/587-3672
Venue: Bonnycastle Club Inc; 1951 Bonnycastle Avenue; Louisville, Kentucky
Meeting: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

 

LOUISANA

NEW ORLEANS BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Will Hunn. 504/366-7498
Venue: Flora's Cafe; 2600 Royal Street; New Orleans, Louisana
Meeting: Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Meeting: Last Saturday monthly at 3:00 PM.

 

MISSISSIPPI

DESOTO CLASSIC BOARD GAME SOCIETY
Contact: Quentin Laymon. 901/568-1290
Venue: Starbucks; 180 Goodman Road East; Southaven, Mississippi
Meeting: Thursday at 6:30 PM

 

NORTH CAROLINA

DURHAM/CHAPEL HILL BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: Ken Larsen. 919/942-8635
Venue: Jason's Deli; 5408 New Hope Commons Drive #123A; Durham, North Carolina
Meeting: Monday at 6:00 PM

CHARLOTTE BACKGAMMON CLUB
Contact: David Rogers. 704/593-1878
Venue: Libretto's Pizza; 1600 E. Woodlawn Road; Charlotte, North Carolina
Meeting: Tuesday at 7:00 PM. First Monday monthly at 7:00 PM

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

CHARLESTON BACKGAMMON SOCIETY
Contact: Brett Meyer. 843/532-5426
Venue: O'Charley's; 2150 Northwoods Blvd.; N. Charleston, South Carolina
Meeting: Tuesday at 6:30 PM

 

TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE BACKGAMMON ASSOCIATION
Contact: Rollow Mickle 615/942-9979
Venue: Edgefield Sports Bar & Grill; 921 Woodland Street; Nashville, Tennessee
Meeting: Monday at 6:30 PM