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


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WBGF – working together

for the good of the game