Results of Sydney Open

First place to Saeed Nourmohammadi (prize is $1530)

Second place to Maricar Ustick (prize is $765)

Third place to Len Brown (prize is $255)

Side Pool winner is Amir Golegolab (pool is $1500)


Well done to all participants and thanks to Gary Stavrou for hosting


Dr Greg Ash
President, AusBGF

Notice of AGM

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Backgammon Federation Inc

To be held by video conference —

Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 9pm AEDT (8:30pm SA and 6pm WA)
Please also reserve Saturday 19 December at 3pm AEDT (2:30pm SA and noon WA) in case this is required




Minutes from previous AGM*

President’s Report*

Treasurer’s Report (including Financial Statements)*

Secretary’s Report*

Election of office bearers*

Reports from Subcommittees

Eva Bitel Tournament

Proposed Code of Conduct

The rating system in an online environment

Subsequent online tournaments

Use of ABF Logo

Any Other Business

*AGM Business Item

Nominations for positions on Council are invited and should be sent to by 9pm AEDT Wednesday 9 December 2020

Sydney is back to Face to Face Backgammon From November 18th

The good news is that Sydney Backgammoners will again meet for their weekly Wednesday face-to-face games. It will begin from Wednesday November 18 as usual at the North Ryde RSL Club,  6.15 for a 6.30 sharp start.
I would encourage you all to attend the friendly weekly tournaments.
Total cost for the night is $12. Everyone is guaranteed to play three matches (byes excluded).
Full details of our tournament format can be found at
There will be hand sanitising between matches, and the wearing of masks is encouraged though not mandatory.

2020 Queensland Backgammon Championships Results

Congratulations to Morteza Ghanei, winner of the Queensland Open from
Adrian Pitt. Tipsy Pig stars Craig Duffy and Rhys Osborne were the semi
finalists. A terrific performance by Morteza to best a field of 32 in
his first major tournament.

The 2020 Australian Speedgammon champion is Steve Roberts who somehow
managed to turn the DMP final game against Simon Woodhead. Which was ok
actually, because sometimes the dice gods do play nice with the dice…

The Queensland Masters title was taken from 2019 champ Michelle Taubman
by Simon Woodhead who could do no wrong against Craig Duffy, who, like
Morteza was playing in his first major tournament final.

Another first time winner was Chris Muir, winner of the Sunday
Tournament from Sasha Senica.

Thanks to all who came, and all who helped, especially Barbara Salomon
and Sharne Dyett for running the desk so efficiently, the Surfers
Paradise Surf Life Saving Club for accommodating us and a special
mention for the Newcastle contingent who braved the border crossing only
to return home empty handed! How often does that happen? A clean sweep
for the Tipsy Pig club here on the Gold Coast. Nice 🙂. Pics on FB:

The Final of the Newcastle Champion of Champions

The Final of the Newcastle Champion of Champions between Mick Dyett
(2019 NBC Club Champion) and Alastair Woods (2019 NEBA Newcastle  open  winner) will take place Friday 12/6/20 at 19.00AEST on  GridGammon (beekind2me vs aliwoods).

Alastair beat Robert Disney 13/9  and Mick defeated recent LA Online Open winner, Tim Cross, 13/3 to  make the Final.

Congratulations to Mick Dyett.  He defeated Alastair Woods to become the 2020 the Newcastle Champion of Champions.


Congratulations also to the North East Backgammon Association on there win in the inaugural Novocastrian Challenge  (10 Games to 6).