19th June: A big welcome to Marius Hentea, Derek Wright and Cecilia Cran. Dan Clouke won all his matches in the Swiss and goes top of the table.

CityGammon is going to be taking a summer break and will resume in September. If you want to be notified on the restart please subscribe to our email below.

Points race 2019:

  1. Dan Clouke 78 (+18)
  2. David Potter 77 (+3)
  3. Marius Hentea 77 (+77)
  4. Eric McAlpine 77 (-)
  5. Cecilia Cran 76 (+76)
  6. Paul Rose 76 (-)

Full table

Wednesdays in London

The Duke of Somerset

15 Little Somerset St, London E1 8AH

We are taking a summer break and there will not be CityGammon until September.

Normally we play a 7 point swiss. The pool will be £10 each. Players not wishing to enter the pool will still be able to play but not win anything. We may alternatively play a knockout

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

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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

At City Gammon you can enter the competition with an optional stake (usually £10). You play three rounds of 7-point matches. There is no elimination. In each successive round you play another player who is on the same number of wins as you. Winner plays winner, loser vs loser. If you win two rounds you get your stake back. All players winning 3 rounds get a share of the remaining pool if they are in it.

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)


  • CityGammon (On a break until September)
  • 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.