Imagine for a moment that all backgammon directors – at both local and major tournaments – used the same app to award points. Let’s call them GammonPoints.
Players earn GammonPoints based on their finish, the # of players in the event (minimum of 8), and the strength of the field. For example, in a field of 8 beginners, the winner would earn, say, 1.00 GammonPoints and the runner-up 0.50 GammonPoints.
Clearly, players would love to see how they’re doing against other players in the same club – and nationally/internationally.
As a player or director what other stats or reports would you like to see?
What levels, Master, LifeMaster, etc. would you like to see and how many GammonPoints should be required?
Please leave your comments below because this app can help promote the game. And of course it will be free.
If you’ve never played backgammon competitively, even if you’ve just learned the game, you’ve got quite a treat coming your way.
Five minutes to learn, and a lifetime to master, backgammon is a great way to keep sharp, make new friends, and have more fun than you ever dreamed.
In what other sport or game can you just show up and get autographs and your picture taken with the best players in the world?
Where else as a beginner can you get free lessons, spend just $30 to enter a real tournament with real prizes, and witness live streaming commentary with the Voice of Backgammon?
It’s all happening at the 2018 NY Metropolitan Open at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, NJ.
Called “The USA’s Best Tournament” by Victor Ashkenazi, #1 USA Player, beginner registration happens 9 – 10:30 am on Saturday January 20, 2018 with play starting at noon and continuing 11:30 am Sunday if the dice cooperate.
If you’re free Wednesday through Friday, you’ll have the opportunity to watch world class competition – and it’s free to watch.
No beginner pre-tourney registration necessary: Just show up! Or if you’re the planner type, contact tournament director Lynn Ehrlich [408-529-6769 – firstname.lastname@example.org – nybackgammon.com] with any questions and for more details. She’d love to hear from you.