Let us know you are planning on attending the 11th Texas Backgammon Championships and 2024 UBC USA! Registration is open for the American Backgammon Tour main event, the 2024 UBC USA Championship, and major Jackpots. Full details regarding all events may be viewed on our tournament brochure. If you have any questions, please contact us!

COVID POLICY: Due to encouraging statistics after recent major tournaments, we do not plan to require proof of vaccination for participation in any events. Players may rest assured that all staff members are fully vaccinated and that we will take precautions to provide a clean and safe environment for tournament play.

Player Details

    Geoffrey Parker Main ABT Tournament

    Championship & Intermediate Div.
    Start: 7pm Feb. 9

    The winner of the Geoffrey Parker Championship Division will be awarded a voucher for a custom board made by Geoffrey Parker Games. Both divisional formats are single elimination with optional rebuys and dual side pools, progressive consolation, and progressive last chance.

    The Novice Championship will not be a sanctioned ABT event. Therefore, the $10 USBGF ABT fee assessed per player will not be required. Additionally, current USBGF membership is not compulsory. If you wish to play in the Novice Championship, the registration fee is free and you are welcome to pay any entry fees on-site at the Gunter.

    Ultimate Backgammon Championship USA

    2024 UBC USA Championship
    Start: 10am Feb. 7 & 8

    The UBC USA Championship employs the UBC format and scoring methodology — the top two point winners, plus the two remaining best average PR players, advance to the semifinals. 100% return. All matches will be recorded and streamed. Sanctioned BMAB event. The winner's prize includes airfare, room, and entry fees for the 2024 UBC Contender Tournament.

    High Equity Jackpots

    $1500 Super Jackpot
    Draw: 11am Feb. 9 Flexible Start

    Max of 16 players. High equity single elimination jackpot. 95% return. 15 point rounds. Clocks mandatory at 2m/12s settings.

    Longhorn Masters Jackpot
    Start: 3pm Feb. 8 or 1pm Feb. 9

    High equity single elimination jackpot with re-entries. 90% return. 13 point rounds. Clocks mandatory at 2m/12s settings. Win your entry fee in the Texas Draw!

    Alamo Limited Jackpot
    Start: 4pm Feb. 8 or 2pm Feb. 9

    Open to players not deemed of Masters level & subject to eligibility approval. Single elimination with re-entries. 90% return. 9 point rounds. Clocks mandatory at 2m/12s settings. Win your entry fee in the Texas Draw!

    Social Events & Parties

    Players' Dinner
    Poblano's 5pm-7pm Feb. 9

    Join us for a sumptuous private buffet located across the street from the Gunter ballroom.

    Sunday Super Bowl LVIII TV Party
    Presidential Suite: 5:30pm kickoff Feb. 11

    Come watch the big game on multiple big-screen TVs. Your ticket includes Pinkerton's BBQ buffet plus unlimited beer and wine!

    Payment Information

    Select Your Method of Payment

    We accept multiple forms of payment for entry fees and social events. Players and guests may pay electronically until Monday, Feb. 5. Paper checks sent via mail must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Feb. 1. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

    Players are responsible for paying any fees which result in the director receiving less than the total amount due.

    Mailing address: Bill Riles, 70 Champions Bend Circle, Houston, TX 77069

    ABT Main Event Required Fee
    & Current USBGF Membership

    The ABT main event registration fee includes a $10 added fee assessed by the USBGF. The USBGF requires that all entrants be members in good standing to participate in this event.

    Total Amount Due

    Message to Directors

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