North London Backgammon

Backgammon at the Clissold Arms, East Finchley

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Backgammon is probably the world's oldest game.

Backgammon is a game that takes five minutes to learn but a lifetime to master.  One of the first lessons a new player needs to learn is that Backgammon is not just about the luck of the dice.  Backgammon brings in skills around strategy, risk and opportunity management, psychology, stamina, emotional self-control and as much or little mental arithmetic as you can handle.  

Since 2009, Dicky Biddle has been active in growing the game in London, firstly with Mike Main & Backgammon in London and more recently the hugely London Players’ Backgammon League. Since then he has launched BucksGammon and Fulham Backgammon Club. North London Backgammon Club was launched in 2015.

Only ever played Backgammon casually and not sure which set of rules we play to?  Read this great article that also lists all the key differences between formal and informal play:

The Clissold Arms

The Clissold Arms is a laid-back, family-orientated pub situated between Muswell Hill and East Finchley in North London. 

The Clissold Arms already plays host to large Chess and Poker tournaments. 

With a dedicated room for games events and an outside area made for summer Backgammon, the Clissold Arms and Backgammon are a perfect fit.   

The terrace will be popular with the BG players this summer.

North London Backgammon Annual Trophy

There will be a trophy for the highest ranked player and Top Lady annually. 
Player rankings can be found here:  North London Backgammon Club - Player Standings