The  Australian Backgammon League



The Australian Backgammon League (ABL) was formed to foster Backgammon in live and online events throughout Australia. 



The ABL is a non profit organisation with a controlling body (commitee) that holds regular meetings to foster and grow backgammon Nationally



​Our aim is to have a National Tour of Live Events while also catering to​ online players with tournaments in order to obtain a rating system (Order of Merit) ranking our best players for any given year.



The Hunter Backgammon Club commences it's 2021 season on the 11th and 25th of January with a social games nights. The Club Championship starts on February 1st.The social games nights give members a chance to tune up for the new year and to give any newer players the opportunity to be shown some of the nuances of play by more experienced players.


The club is based upon friendly competition with the main emphasis on a Club Championship rather than money play.

Membership fees are $10 per year and playing fees are $5 per player per night.There are 20 round robin Club Championship tournament nights per year along with 3 knock out tournament nights and a Presentation night (link to dates below).


The Newcastle Open Backgammon Tournament is held yearly. The tournament is run as round robin qualifiers into an 8 person KO final. Results can be found through this link.


Telephone Club President Robert Disney 4946-9222 (Int'l +61 2 49469222) or email for more information. There is a public group and a page on Facebook. Search Newcastle Backgammon Club Australia.A slightly longer history of the club can be found here .


Current Venue


Newcastle Backgammon Club meets every fortnight at Charlestown Bowling Club, 5 Lincoln St, Charlestown, from 6:45pm for 7:15 pm start. (CBC ph. 4943-3766)

The only times the fortnightly schedule is changed is to avoid public holidays etc.

For a current list of meeting dates click here.


2019 Club Championship


The 2019 Club Championship will begin on February 1stThe Club Championship table can be found here.

Latest Club News


For the latest Newcastle Backgammon Club Web-Blotter, click here