8th April. To keep the flag flying for CityGammon I have been running online matches every Wednesday. Each week we are playing a round robin and you keep playing whilst there are still people to play. We had 18 players playing 7-point matches. Well done to both Alex Polden and Tariq Siddiqi who both won six matches. Tariq goes has the honour of heading the table as he won their head to head. Here are the results

If you want to take part this Wednesday you need to have an account on Backgammon Galaxy and join our WhatsApp group. Send me a message with your Galaxy name and your name & number and I will add you. Play start from 6.30pm and we play the usual 7-point matches. I will add the results to last weeks so that we have league table for these matches updated weekly. I wonder who will come out on top?

Next meeting

Postponed until further notice

Due to concerns about corona virus we have cancel our live meetings. We are running online matchs instead. See the message on our Facebook Page to join in.

Travelodge London City

20 Middlesex St


E1 7EZ

Please make sure you go to the right Travelodge as there are four in the area.

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Slightly different format: 7 point knockout with optional pool £0, £5, £10 or £20. Don't worry if you loose because we will always find more matches for you. It's not unusual to get four 7-pointers in an evening.

Everyone Welcome

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

Parking is difficult and we recommend you use public transport. Aldgate and Aldgate East are the closest underground.

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.


At CityGammon we want to keep everyone playing as much as possible with the minimum amount of waiting between matches.

To do this we start with a random draw. If you win your first round you play the next available player who also won, losers play the first available loser and so on. We play 7-point matches unless otherwise instructed by the TD.

We also have a variable pool which works like this: Players A & B each have a stake of £5 and £10, If A wins, they take £10 to the next round and B gets £5 back. If B wins, they take £15 to the next round. Contact the TD on the evening if you have any questions.

There will also be social backgammon for people not ready for match play.

Backgammon clubs in London

Look on the UKBGF Clubs listing for details and find out what's going on in LondonBackgammon on Facebook


  • Camden (last Monday of month)
  • Clapton (3rd Monday of month)
  • Ealing Common (1st Monday of month)
  • East Finchley (2nd Monday of the month)
  • Wansted (4th Monday of month)
  • Walthamstow (last Monday of month)


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


  • City of London (Weekly Travelodge Aldgate)
  • Hampton Hill (Weekly)
  • Hanwell (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)
  • South Kensington (Weekly)


  • 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.