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Thu, Apr 27


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Join us at the 2nd Annual Palm Beach Women's Classic Backgammon Tournament

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Join us at the 2nd Annual Palm Beach Women's Classic Backgammon Tournament

Time & Location

Apr 27, 8:00 AM – Apr 28, 8:00 AM

Exact Location Given Upon Registration


About the Event

This is to invite you to a gathering of women backgammon players in South Florida on Sunday. April 30, 10 am – 6 pm to play the game we all love and have a chance to get to know each other. This event is sponsored by Women in Backgammon, an organization co-founded by Karen Davis and Christine Merser. It will be held at the Palm Beach home of Jason Briggs, an ardent supporter of backgammon and a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Backgammon Federation.

The Palm Beach Women’s Classic Backgammon Tournament is a one-day event on Sunday, April 30, 2023 10 am-6 pm. Maximum of 24 players. Lunch of sandwiches and salad provided. Two divisions: Open and Intermediate. Entry fee $50 Open, $25 Intermediate. Plus Charitable Donation of $25 to USBGF/Women in Backgammon Fund suggested.

Given space limitations, we can only accommodate 24 players so do let us know as soon as possible if you can join us. In any event, the deadline for RSVPs is Monday, April 23.


Here is a quick sketch of schedule for the day:

10 am Registration and coffee

10:30 am Announcements

11:00 am Round 1

12:30 pm Sandwiches and salad

1:30 pm Round 2

3:00 pm Round 3

4:30 pm Round 4

5:45 pm Closing presentation of trophies to top open and top intermediate players

Last year, the inaugural Palm Beach Women's Classic

Tournament was held on May 1, 2022 and featured 20 women playing in the event.

Katie Scalamandre, 2000 Backgammon World Champion,

won the Championship division.

Lee Genud, 1981 World Champion;

Karen Davis, USBGF Board member and

American Backgammon Hall of Fame honoree; and

Candace Mayeron, USBGF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, tied for second.

Lisa Speer won the Intermediate division, and Sophy Letts won the Rookie division.

The event raised over $1000 for the U.S. Backgammon Foundation women's fund.

We look forward to another exciting event! 

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