• BackgammonClub

    The world’s oldest board game, invented in 3000 B.C. by the Persians, is played by many members of the Seattle Backgammon Club. Members can be seen playing pick-up games at Third Place Books. The Seattle Backgammon Club meets third Saturday of every month.


    The Seattle Backgammon Club meets once a month at Third Place Books.

    Lake Forest Park Towne Center
    17171 Bothell Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98155

    Join Us for competitive play.


    The 42nd World Backgammon Championship will be held from Tue, Aug 1st thru Sun, Aug 6th at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco & will run under a double-elimination format! Book your hotel reservations soon and make your mark among world players.

  • BackgammonBecome a Member

    How Do I Sign Up?

    Go to the Contact Us link and send us your request. Your inquiry will be returned.

    Is There A Membership Fee?

    Yes, there is a small monthly membership fee that covers operating costs to host tournaments. These fees also contribute towards prize money for tournament winners.

    BackgammonPrivate Lessons

    How Do I Sign Up for Private Lessons with Michael Tava?

    Go to the Contact Us link and send us your request. Your inquiry will be forwarded.

    Will I Learn Quickly with Private Lessons?

    Michael Tava has been teaching Backgammon (TAVLA) for the last 26 years and has refined the learning curve. You will become an effective player in a very short time.

  • BackgammonRankings

    Backgammon Club Hours
    Tuesdays6 - 9 pm
    Thursdays6 - 9 pm
    Saturdays11 am - 2pm

    Backgammon Rankings

    Category Rating Range
    Senior Master 2400+
    Master 2200-2399
    Expert 2000-2199
    Class A 1800-1999
    Class B 1600-1799
    Class C 1400-1599
    Class D 1200-1399
    Class E 1000-1199
    Class F 800-999
    Class G 600-799
    Class H 400-599


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    July 30 Phoenix, AZ
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    June 11 Dallas, TX
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    May 25 Miami, FL
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  • news and eventsCalendar 2016

    Check back here for updated calendar updates for tournaments, information and meetings. If you have a suggestion for an event, reach out to us. Thanks!

    November 2016
    The Seattle Backgammon Club website is finally live! We are constantly updating it so stay tuned while more tournaments and matches are uploaded.

    October 20-23
    The European Backgammon Championship was held in Helsingor, Denmark. INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP (136): 1-Christopher Rogers (England), 2-Maik Stiebler (Germany), 3-Mogens Dreier (Denmark), 4-Nodar Gagua (Georgia), 5/8-Sanne Birch (Denmark) / Martin Jensen (Denmark) / Thorleif Reisvold (Norway) / Volker Sonnabend (Germany).

    June 2016
    The MUNICH OPEN, is a free entry tournament in a Single Elimination Format. The MUNICH MASTERS will be available in 2 divisions and feature WBA’s computerized T-Swiss System (3 lives + Ultimate Fight). Various side-events are lined up (Quarter-entries, DMP-Challenge, Doubles, Mini-Jackpots).

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  • Backgammon InstructorMichael Tava

    Background & Record
    Michael has been playing Backgammon since 1990 when he first encountered the game on a trip to Turkey. He was fascinated by the integration of skill and luck associated with each game. Throughout the years, Michael has developed a high sense of backgammon mastery. [Scroll Down For More]

    Michael offers Backgammon (Tavla) lessons for children or adults. Learn everything from the basics of the game to advanced competitive techniques for tournament play. Study plans focus on gaining a strong foundation of tactics, endgames, and learning how to master the skill. The first time you meet Michael, he will do a half-hour introductory evaluation of your Backgammon skills free of charge. He is willing to travel to any location around Seattle.

    Rates & Training
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