Backgammon is a fast-paced combination luck/skill game that enjoyed many years of crazed worldwide fad in the 1970s and early 80s.  Our club is one of many that have formed to revive interest in this fabulous game.  (3 minute video summarizing the rules of backgammon)


If you enjoy backgammon ... or are just curious and want to learn it ..., you should consider joining us.  We provide good camaraderie and a good learning environment ... particularly if you aspire to play events on the American Backgammon Tour (ABT) as we play tournament-style backgammon.  A few of our members have won events on that tour.



Jason's Deli  (map)

5408 New Hope Commons Dr #123a

Durham, North Carolina 27707


6:00 - 10:00 PM on Mondays  Note:  You must arrive prior to 6:15 PM to be eligible for the tournament(s).   The club director, Ken Larsen, typically arrives by 5:30 and orders dinner.  Please do likewise, if you can, and support our club venue.


email Ken Larsen




  • Every club meeting we'll hold one or more simultaneous tournaments (details/rules)
  • Free tutoring (details)
  • Weekly email newsletter that includes a "problem of the week"

2014 Statistics

2013 Statistics

2012 Statistics

2011 Statistics

2010 Statistics

2009 Statistics

2008 Statistics

Lifetime Club Standings

Streaks (Longest match winning and losing streaks)

Pictures: Active members
Learning: Links to resources which can improve your backgammon skill
  1. Our club was founded April 22, 2008.
  2. Our club logo was designed in August 2011 by club member Stephanie Usery, a graphic designer.
  3. In June of 2012 our club became an affiliate member of the United States Backgammon Federation, USBGF.
  4. Promo Video for our club - created by Kevin Larsen.
  5. Sandbagging issue at ABT events
  6. Proposed World Ranking System for backgammon


Ken Larsen's home page

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