presents the 16th
New York Metropolitan Open
January 5-8, 2023
Lynn Ehrlich, Organizer and Director
Download Entry Form and Brochure [here]
The deadline for pre-registration is
December 23, 2022 postmark
The New York Metropolitan Open is a sanctioned ABT event. Only Championship and Intermediate Division players are required to be USBGF members and will be eligible to earn ABT points and compete for the ABT Player of the Year. The ABT requires a fee of $10 from each player. Beginner and Advance Beginners Divisions will not be ABT events and are not required to be a member of the USBGF or pay any ABT fees
NOTE: Anyone who is not playing in the main tournament is required to pay a registration fee of $25.00 which will allow them to play in all side events or chouettes taking place Thursday-Sunday.
11 thoughts on “HOME”
Meninder Purewal October 16, 2022
Hello, I would like to play in the beginner tournament. I played in 2018. Unclear how to register via the brochure.
Lynn+Ehrlich October 18, 2022
You need to print the brochure and fill out the registration form and mail with your payment or deposit. You will also be able to pay online using PayPal in about 10 days.
Nick Briglia October 24, 2022
Hi Lynn. Hope you are well. If I just want to pay the 25 dollar registration fee and play some of the side events, is that also paid by the deadline or can that be paid at the tournament?
Lynn Ehrlich October 31, 2022
Hi Nick – Nice to hear from you. I am well and hope you are too. No need to pre-register for side events. Just show up. Please note that we only accept cash at the tournament. Looking forward to seeing you.
Ben Elliott December 8, 2022
Are entrants required to pay a $10 fee PLUS a $25 Registration fee?
Lynn Ehrlich December 14, 2022
If you are playing in the championship or intermediate tournament, you are obligated to pay a $10 ABT fee plus your entry fee. There is no registration fee involved.
BJ Lewis December 9, 2022
Hi Lynn, I have never played in any competitive backgammon tournament. I do very good vs the advanced expert computer format.I would like to get involved, what do you recommend I do?
Lynn Ehrlich December 16, 2022
Hi BJ –
It’s difficult to determine what your level of play is having never seen you play before. I can’t give you a simple answer. I’d like to ask you a few questions which might help. If you’d like, call me at 408-529-6769.
Ben Elliott December 14, 2022
Are all players required to pay a $10 fee plus a $25 Registration Fee even though they are members of the USBG?
Lawrence Kristopher January 3, 2023
I also have never played in any professional Backgammon tournaments. Do Pretty well playing with friends, as well as the on-line apps. I am open to all suggestions and recommendations to ease my way into the world of Tournaments.
nymetrowebmaster January 4, 2023
Hi Lawrence, it is difficult to determine your skill level – a phone call would be best. Please call me at 408-529-6769