Let us know you are planning on attending the 9th Texas Backgammon Championships and 2022 UBC USA! Registration is open for the American Backgammon Tour main event, the 2022 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: For your safety and the safety of our staff, ALL PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS must show proof of vaccination to participate in any events and/or enter the ballroom.

Player Details

    Geoffrey Parker Main ABT Tournament

    Championship & Intermediate Div.
    Start: 7pm Feb. 11

    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

    2022 UBC USA Championship
    Start: 10am Feb. 9 & 10

    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 2022 UBC Contender Tournament.

    High Equity Jackpots

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

    Max of 8 players. High equity single elimination jackpot. 95% return. 15 point rounds. Clocks mandatory at 2m/12s settings.

    Longhorn Masters Jackpot
    Start: 3pm Feb. 10 or 1pm Feb. 11

    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. 10 or 2pm Feb. 11

    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
    Venue TBA: 5pm-7pm Feb. 11

    We will be honoring some special guests and would love to have you join us! The dinner venue will be announced as soon as confirmed.

    Sunday Super Bowl LVI TV Party
    Venue TBA: 5:30pm kickoff Feb. 13

    Come watch the big game on multiple big-screen TVs. Your ticket includes a catered buffet with numerous beer and wine offerings!

    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. 7. Paper checks sent via mail must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, 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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