All About Women in Backgammon
Founded in August, 2021. We be new, but we be fierce in our urgency to accomplish our goals.
Women In Backgammon has a clear, attainable mission: to promote women’s participation, place, and preeminence in competitive backgammon.
What do we do?
We make sure women are seen at the tournaments, in the winners’ circle, and in the press.
We make sure girls are introduced to the game early and often.
We gather research and data and outreach to appeal to foundations and individuals and corporations to support women in backgammon.
We provide a circle of support for women who are competing, often in a room where they are barely represented.
We create content - engaging, entertaining, and educational content - to show the exciting worth of the game, the incredible intelligence behind the game, and the fabulous women who play to the world.
How do we do it?
We create, organize, conduct, and sponsor women’s backgammon championship tournaments and events nationally and internationally - and recognize women for excellence in competitive backgammon.
We encourage and support women players - invite and circle women at the tournaments and in learning to compete.
We volunteer to play with other women and women’s teams in organized online mini tournaments just for women.
We are eager to teach and mentor players who want to start to compete - always helping those coming after us.
We give time money and support to enrich and enlarge the mission.
We look for financial support from foundations, sponsors, and women.
We create 'partnerships' with like-minded women's groups.
We provide sponsorship support for scholarships and prize money for women to be rewarded for their tournament play.
What do we offer?
Mentoring for those new to competition.
Information on women friendly tournaments, clubs, and events.
Articles, and videos, both original and those we think will be helpful for players at all levels, like this one, perfect if you're new to the game or just considering learning to play, is a great place to start.
Promotion for women in backgammon.
Education for exposing girls to backgammon in school; early in their education.
A 'circle' of support for women wanting to compete and be part of the backgammon community.
Fun. With other women in moving the dial for women at the table.
"We believe we can compete as equals and help determine the future of game. Nothing less is success. The odds are in our favor."
- Christine Merser, Inner Circle
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With fewer than 20% of backgammon tournament players women, we have a long road to travel.
She will walk into any tournament in the country, and see many mirror images of herself and a window into that which she aspires to be - women players in equal numbers, competing equally with all those playing.