Player Eligibility criteria for participation in international Backgammon events

I. Institutions

The World Backgammon Federation (WBGF)
The World Backgammon Internet Federation (WBIF)

II. Introduction

As of 30th August 2021, in order for any individual (a Player) to request to participate (whether in a playing or an organisational capacity) on behalf of a nation (the Nominated Nation) in any international backgammon events sanctioned or otherwise run by the WBGF or the WBIF (each an Event) one of the following eligibility criteria (the Criteria) must be satisfied.

Once a Player has represented their Nominated Nation, notwithstanding the subsequent satisfaction of the Criteria, the player will not be eligible to represent an alternative nation for a period of two calendar years from that Player’s first representation of their Nominated Nation.

III. Eligibility Criteria

  1. The Player is a citizen of the Nominated Nation; or
  2. The Player is ordinarily resident in the Nominated Nation; or
  3. The Player was born in the Nominated Nation; or
  4. The Player has a strong and demonstrable direct cultural, ethnic or family connection to the Nominated Nation.

IV. Evidence

When requested by the WBGF or the WBIF, the Player must provide evidence to support their request. The WBGF and the WBIF in consultation shall determine the sufficiency of such evidence in their sole discretion and shall be entitled to conduct any further enquiries as they may deem necessary or appropriate in order to determine whether the Criteria have been satisfied. There will be no appeal permitted from the decision of the WBGF and the WBIF.

V. Breach of Criteria

It shall be the responsibility of the Nominated Nation to ensure that the Criteria are satisfied and in case of doubt such doubts should be raised with the WBGF and the WBIF in advance of the Player representing the Nominated Nation. If a subsequent breach of the Criteria is detected both the Player and the Nominated Nation may face sanctions.

VERSION 2 – 14th August 2021

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