Come join us for some friendly competition at the:


The Atlanta Northside Backgammon Club conducts backgammon tournaments weekly:

on Wednesday at 7:00 PM

We meet at the 'Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia'

(meet in the lobby bar)

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30346 (click for map)
(Off of I-285 at Ashford Dunwoody Road, Exit 29)


We also have a special Monthly tournament on Sunday at 2:00 PM, generally on the last Sunday of the month. E-mail or call for location.


Current Club Points Standings

Final 2013 Club Points Standings

Final 2012 Club Points Standings

Final 2011 Club Points Standings

Final 2010 Club Points Standings

Final 2009 Club Points Standings

Final 2008 Club Points Standings

Final 2007 Club Points Standings

ALL-TIME Player Points

Graphical Points Results


Several club members serve as the tournament director on a rotating basis.

All matches are 7-points played with the doubling cube with 5-point matches in the Consolation. We use the US Backgammon Tournament Rules & Procedures.

The format guarantees each player a minimum of two matches, (not necessarily two losses). With a field up to 16 players the tournament should be completed in 3 to 3-1/2 hours or less.

Entry Fees

Registration fee: $ 3
Entry fee: $10
Optional sidepool: $25

100% return of all entry fees and side pool entries.

Prize Distribution

1st place: 50%
2nd place: 25%
1st place-Consolation: 25%
Main Flight sidepool: 67%
Consolation sidepool: 33%

A special note regarding the venue:
The $3 registration fee: $1 is to finance the end-of-year awards and trophies, $1 is to support the Atlanta Spring Classic Tournament, and $1 goes to the server that waits on our group. All participants are also expected to tip the server generously for their drink and food orders. Please take into consideration that you may be occupying a spot in the restaurant far longer than most regular patrons.

For beginning backgammon players we offer a free informal lesson starting 1 hour before the tournament start time. Call ahead (see 'Contacts' below) to ensure one of our volunteer 'professors' will be there. Read about the basics of backgammon.

There are no membership dues or fees to join the Northside Backgammon Club. You are a member as soon as you come and play! We hope to see you soon.

Director's Documents
Volunteer directors will need these documents to help run their tournament:
8-player bracket 16-player bracket 32-player bracket Instructions for Byes Player Score sheets Chouette Score sheets


By phone:  
Jerry Godsey: 404-403-1957 (Please call Jerry to reserve a space if you will be arriving late.)
Stuart Thomson: 404-645-2138

Or Click to send us an e-mail


Atlanta Spring Classic ABT Tournament

National Backgammon Tournament Calendar