St Albans Backgammon

probably the most fun you'll ever have with your clothes on!

Welcome to St Albans Backgammon Club


During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, there will be no organised play at the Rats'. Instead, online tournaments will be trialled shortly (using GridGammon as platform).

  • We meet every Tuesday at The Rats' Castle from 17:00-ish until late
  • At 19:25 we draw, and at 19:30 prompt, start playing, the Main knock-out tournament
  • An 8-player "Consolation" tournament commences as players drop out of the Main
  • Players eliminated from both tournaments play chouettes for small stakes
  • If you're new to backgammon, or a little rusty, we'll gladly teach you for free

St Albans Backgammon club is entirely free - there are no membership fees, no entry fees, no "rakes".  But please remember to support our host landlord/lady by patronising the bar!

Our tournaments feature a "variable pool", so everyone plays in the same tournament, for whatever stake they are comfortable with.

Our chouettes are usually limited to a maximum of 5 players, so you are guaranteed plenty of play all evening.