Why You Should Play Backgammon Saturday January 20, 2018

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?

Super Grandmaster Mochy

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?

Larry Shiller, 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.

Grandmaster Victor Ashkenazi

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 – lynnmargo@aol.com – nybackgammon.com] with any questions and for more details. She’d love to hear from you.

Tournament Director Lynn Ehrlich

I hope to see you on Saturday!

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