20th Feb: Congratulations to Bek Barbaros for winning 4/4 in the big Swiss. Honorable mention to Lewis Potter, Andrew Selby and Nick Sandqvist all scoring 3 wins.

Next meeting is on Wednesday 27th Feb and new venue Duke of Somerset.

Points race 2019:

  1. Bek Barbaros 32 (+32)
  2. Lewis Potter 31 (+31)
  3. Simon Hopper 30 (+30)
  4. Simon Morecroft 29 (+13)

Wednesdays in London

Our new Backgammon venue is

The Duke of Somerset

15 Little Somerset St, London E1 8AH

Meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6pm. Play starts at 6.30pm. There is no charge to play.

We will run 7 point Swiss tournaments with an optional pool. Other games such as knockouts and round robins are also played depending on demand. Please bring a board if you can.

New for 2019, Points race. You get 1 point for turning up and you go 1 point ahead of your opponent when you win.

Duke of Sommerset

15 Little Somerset St, London E1 8AH

Everyone Welcome

Everyone is welcome to come along from beginners to experts. We have a friendly and welcoming environment in a traditional pub situated in the financial district of London. We do ask you to buy something from the bar as we need to keep the landlord happy.

Parking is difficult and we recommend you use public transport.

Our Mission

As regular players, our aim is to have a fun filled evening with as many games as you want to play. Meet from 6pm. Play underway from 6.30pm.

Always remember that backgammon is a fun game and to respect the people you play.

All games are played in accordance with the UKBGF rules. Matches will count towards your UKBGF rating.

What is a Swiss

Eight people play three rounds each. One person wins three rounds and three people win two rounds. At City Gammon we play either a variable stake where your prize is in proportion to your stake, or a fixed stake where the winner receives 3 times their stake back and the three runners up receive 1½ times their stake each.

Backgammon clubs in London

Look on the UKBGF Clubs listing for details


  • Camden (last Monday of month)
  • Clapton (3rd Monday of month)
  • Ealing Common (1st Monday of month),
  • Wansted (4th Monday of month)
  • Walthamstow (last Monday of month)


  • St Albans (Weekly)
  • Fulham (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month)


  • CityGammon (Weekly)
  • Clapton Chouette (1st Wednesday of the month)
  • East Finchley (2nd Wednesday of the month)
  • Hampton Hill (Weekly)
  • Hanwell (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)


  • Ealing (Weekly)
  • Kensal Rise (Weekly)
  • Tolgate, Manor House (Weekly)


  • Holand Park (Weekly)
  • Tavistock Square (Alternate Sundays)
  • South London Backgammon - Croydon (Weekly)

You might also be interested in joining the tremendously successful London League where more than 120 people play 11-point matches in divisions of four players.