The North East Backgammon Association

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    Our latest one-day event was held at another new venue for the club. Twelve members took part in the event at the Gateshead Bowling Club where we will be holding the Friday freeroll on the eve of the Newcastle Open in October. Mike Snowdon won the main event in the final against Paul Moulton. Dave […]

  • One day event in May

    We are organising a one day event on Saturday May 13. The event will be open to 32 people and be held at the Gateshead Bowling Green Club at Prince Consort Road, NE8 1LS. It will start at 11am. There will be a main event, consolation and last chance sections. Entry fee is £20 (which […]


    Last night saw the first meeting at the new venue for our monthly meetings. Ten members attended the event at The Old George pub in Newcastle, including new members Rikki Blythe and Huu-Chi Tran. Our inaugural meeting at the venue saw Graeme Turner win the round robin competition. We meet on the third Tuesday of […]

  • New venue for club meetings

    Following the closure of the Legion Club in Jesmond, from April 18, club meetings will be held in the upstairs room of The Old George which is off the Cloth Market, Newcastle, NE1 1EZ. Monthly meetings will be held at the venue on the third Tuesday of the month, starting at 6.45pm. We welcome new […]

  • Registration open for 2023 Newcastle Open

    Registrations are now open for the 2023 Newcastle Open which will be held on the weekend of October 6-8. Due to the venue we have used in recent years being closed down, we are using two new venues for this year’s event. If you wish to register for the Open, please email: The main […]

  • Alan wins Up The Junction event

    Our first “Up The Junction” tournament was attended by nine dice warriors.  We played a 5-point Main and a 3-point Fighters Bracket. Our very own NEBA stalwart Alan Hind made it straight through to the final where he met Paul Moulton (who had travelled up from York) from the Fighters Bracket. Paul (pictured right) won […]


    We are holding a special one-day event at The Junction pub next to the Haymarket Metro station in Newcastle on Saturday (August 27).The event starts at 11am and will be held in the upstairs bar.We hope to hold an event at this venue every two months.  If you’d like to take part please email us […]

  • Minutes of AGM 2019

    Present: Martin Barkwill, Don Irving, Graeme Turner, John Horton, Alan Hind, Jonathan Backhouse, John Oxley, Lawrence Jones, Julian Jones, Mike Snowdon & Tassio Serra. Minutes of 2018 were read by MB who added that since this meeting we had lost two of our members, Paul Gilbertson & Antony Crerar & we had fielded two teams […]

  • Legal Rolling in Backgammon

    Leading UK player Jon Barnes talks about how to make sure all your rolls are legal, specifically discussing section 4.1 of the UKBGF Rules… In matches played without a baffle box a valid roll consists of the dice being shaken vigorously in a cup and then rolled out of the cup onto the playing surface […]

  • Sportsmanlike Conduct in Backgammon

    by Phil Simborg, 1999Taken with permission from Backgammon Galore! I don’t know if anyone has yet written a definite code of ethics, or code of conduct for backgammon play, but it is sorely needed. And it’s needed not just because there are some jerks with very poor ethics and courtesy playing the game, but because […]