Backgammon in the UK has come a long way in the last few years. New clubs are springing up regularly in all parts of the country and there are many more tournaments for players to choose from. It is widely acknowledged that the UKBGF has played an important part in this development and you can read about our evolution and current activities here.
Since April 2015 when we first accepted paying members, over 550 players have decided to join. Most of these have renewed every year and remain current members, and more are joining every month. The more members we have, the better we can represent and serve the backgammon community for the benefit of all players. A list of current membership benefits can be found on the Join page.
Although there has been a transformation in the club and tournament scene in recent years, there are still many regular players who have never joined the UKBGF… for a variety of reasons. There are also many new players, as well as those returning to backgammon after a long break from the game. These players are often unsure about whether UKBGF membership is for them. Our new scheme allows every current member to nominate one player for a year’s free membership…at no cost to either of you! This gives plenty of time for the nominee to decide whether to continue their membership. To take advantage of this offer, go to https://ukbgf.com/join-the-ukbgf/free-membership-offer/ There are a few conditions, the main one being that your nominee must not be a lapsed member.
If you have never been a member you may join now and immediately nominate another player for free membership, essentially getting two annual memberships for the price of one.
If your own membership has lapsed, you can just renew it first and then take advantage of the offer. If you are not sure how to renew, or if you don’t know whether you are a current member, first check the UKBGF ratings site. The names of all current members appear in bold in these listings. If your name doesn’t appear, or if there is anything else you are not sure about, just email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This special promotion has just commenced and will continue until the end of April 2019. Next time you visit your local club remember this offer – you will be able to give someone a present which won’t cost you a penny!
And don’t forget – juniors and full time students are entitled to free membership in any case!