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(last updated January 5, 2007)

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2007 ABA Tournament Info

Weekly Monday Night Tournaments

7:00 p.m. at Landmark Sidedoor Lounge in Buckhead.

Monday night tournaments start promptly at 7 p.m., with a random bracket draw at 6:45 p.m. (must be present to be eligible for any byes). Double Master Points are awarded on the last Monday of each month!

$20 entry fee with two optional $$ bonus pools. Format is single-elimination with a progressive-feed consolation for all main bracket losers and late arrivals. 7-point matches in main bracket, 5-points in consolation.

Entry fee for newcomers is only $10, or bring a first-time player and get $5 off your entry fee!!

To view a complete list of Atlanta-area tournaments for 2007, go to the ABA Schedule or Where to Play web pages for complete event details and directions!

Click HERE for directions to the

Landmark Sidedoor Lounge!
Landmark Diner - Sidedoor Lounge

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How to Play:

Fundamentals of Tournament Backgammon
compiled by Butch Meese
These easy to understand instructions illustrate
the basic fundamentals of backgammon.

Rules of Backgammon
compiled by Tom Keith
The basic rules of backgammon are
explained in easy-to-understand terms.

Rules for Match Play
compiled by Tom Keith
The differences and terminology of
backgammon match play are explained.

Improve Your Play
links compiled by Dave Cardwell
Online study material for all skill levels, including
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert players.

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Backgammon Rules:

U.S. Backgammon Tournament Rules & Procedures
March 1990 Edition
The ABA uses these most commonly accepted "official
rules" for tournament backgammon in the United States.

Unified Backgammon Tournament Clock Rules
ABA Amended - December 2003 Edition
Time clock rules used by the ABA for all tournament events.

ABA Chouette Tournament Rules
June 2004 Edition
Used for the popular Chouette Tournament format.

Local Atlanta Chouette Rules & Guidelines
October 2003 Edition
Most local Atlanta-area players use these
rules and guidelines for chouette play.

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