The 2019 Newcastle Open had a “back to the future” feel after the two finalists were decided on Sunday, September 15th. 25 players lined up at Club Charlestown’s Patricia Room to contest the Open, divided into 7 round robin groups of 3 (playing 9 point matches) and a group of 4 (to …
While the wind blew down south, the weather was cool but sunny on the Gold Coast for the 2019 Queensland Backgammon Championships held at the Surfers Paradise SLSC on the Gold Coast. 44 players attended over the weekend, plus 4 novices. Half a dozen players were stranded in Sydney and Canberra due to the extreme …
AND THE WINNERS ARE James Noble (NZ) 1st Place Cedric Marchant (NZ) 2nd Place Grant Hoffman (NZ) 3rd Place Tony Marquette (NZ) Plate Champion Want to thank James for keeping the NZ BG Championship Trophy in New Zealand & in Auckland. James had a clean sheet. Did not lose any Matches as he powered his …
The ABF is Incorporated in NSW and operates under the Department of Fair Trading Model constitution as a not-for-profit organisation.
The Board would like to acknowledge all the people that had the vision and made the effort to set this organisation up.
We at the ABF are very passionate about backgammon. Our aim is to unify backgammon players across the country and bring everyone together by working closely with each backgammon club to ensure the growth of the game in all its facets. The ABF will always be open and accountable to all of it’s members as it is the members that will make this possible. As passionate backgammon players we want nothing more than to see a fair and sustainable organisation taking charge to promote backgammon throughout Australia.
Some of the goals we have set are:
To work with all clubs and Tournament Directors throughout Australia to promote and expand backgammon.
To teach a new generation to love our game.
To collaborate with other backgammon federations around the world on such things as rules, sponsorship and tournaments.
To hold an annual general meeting to allow members to judge how we’re doing and to elect the board and committees for the following year.
I hope you will join us on this journey by becoming a member and having your say in the growth of the game we all love. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Board of Directors
Eva Bitel AM (President)
Greg Ash (Vice President)
John Symon (Treasurer & Public Officer)
Carol Wakelin (Secretary )
Taeed Athari (Director)
Michael Dyett (Director)
Simon Woodhead (Director)
Ian Dunstan (Director)
David Kinston (Director)