Welcome to the

World Backgammon Federation


About the WBGF…

The objectives of the WBGF are to

  • Develop, improve, expand and promote backgammon as a mind sport according to principles of Olympic and sports rules
  • Deal with all questions relating to tournament backgammon taking place in all member nations and where otherwise invited
  • Organise and conduct international backgammon competitions and tournaments at a global level
  • Promote unity among its member nations (Member Associations) in matter relating to international backgammon
  • Safeguard the overall interests of Member Associations
  • Act as a representative voice for the global backgammon family as a whole; and
  • Respect the interests of Member Associations, settle disputes between Member Associations and assist them in any matter upon request

The WBGF’s activities are

  • Adoption and implementation of WBGF tournament rules and adoption of acts in connection with their application
  • Establishment of evaluation and categorization of players, particularly by ratings and titles
  • Encouragement of development of national organisations, particularly by assisting the establishment of national federations, where none currently exist
  • Encouragement of ethical and moral standards in sports, respect of human dignity, fair play, tolerance, nonviolence and a general sporting culture
  • Advocacy for legal recognition of backgammon as a mind sport on the national and international stage
  • Perform any other tasks which have been determined pursuant to these Statutes and any other applicable rules and regulations
  • The pursuit of its own commercial objects in accordance with any applicable laws or regulations in order to finance its activities

Benefits of Joining the WBGF

  • One common international voice – together we are stronger. Especially when talking to other mindsport organisations.
  • Common tournament ruleset
  • Common ethics ruleset
  • Worldwide rankinglist
  • The world team championship
  • A federation owed by the players
  • coordination of activities and preservation and promotion of its members’ interests
  • establishment of the development of backgammon policies at a global level
  • regulation of the competitions system at a global level
  • organisation and conduct of sporting events, particularly an official global championship (the WBGF Team and Individual Championships) and other competitions at a global level


WBGF World Team and Individual Championships are now Live!

View the Stream plus bracket updates The WBGF 2020 World Championships started today with the team tournament – 17 nations made the trip. Schedule for the rest of the week is below…

Wayne Felton – A Tribute

Kindly reproduced with permission from Dod Davies. I cannot remember where or when I first met Wayne Felton. It would have been at a backgammon tournament in the UK; possibly over the board, more likely at a table of friends

In memory of Giorgos Kleitsas

On 16th October 2019 we lost one of the most loved and respected members of the international backgammon community, Giorgos Kleitsas. Giorgos was a world class backgammon player, as well as a top bridge and chess player. Thanks to him

WBGF World Team and Individual Championships 2020

WBGF World Team and Individual Championships 2020 Start date: 06/01/2020 End date: 12/01/2020  Format: Groups and KO Finals Location: Domaine de Forges Avenue des Sources 76440 Forges-les-Eaux Organization contact: wbgf2020@ffbg.fr Presentation From 6 to 12 January 2020, France will host the WBGF World Backgammon Championship,

Video Archive

Michel Lamote (BEL) – Bakar Matikashvili (GEO) Main FINAL

WBGF – working together

for the good of the game