August: points winner Gladiat0r  352     Year to August : points winner sturner  3051     Quantum Leap: Aug 2020  Winner: jdg_ Runner Up: sturner   Galaxy: Aug 2020  Winner: GloryDays(WB) Runner Up: No Result(WB) Jul 2020  Consolation Winner: PRO_Steve Runner Up: Kanaya   Matterhorn: Jun 2020  Winner: vasst75gr   148   Runner Up: PRO_Steve   142   Third: Gladiat0r   142   Fourth: Mrfunnybunny   134     Saturday Night Gammon: Aug 2020  Playoffs Winner: sturner Runner Up: Macunaima Third: KdoubleK   Beat The PROs: Sep 2019  Playoffs Winner: PRO_sturner Runner Up: Mrfunnybunny   Drizzle's LOC: Jul 2020  Playoffs Winner: Burnieboy Runner Up: BRs_Ricardinho   Warp 10: Jun 2020  Playoffs Winner: Mrfunnybunny Runner Up: GloryDays Third: jjjjone   Esprit Teams: Apr 2019  Stage II Winner: The Jokers Runner Up: PROs4Neal 1 Third: Magnum Force Consolation Winner: Fantastic Five Runner Up: Risky Business   Excalibur: Dec 2019  Winner: skrat Runner Up: GloryDays 1-Loss Winner: Mrfunnybunny   Strike Three: Nov 2018  Winner: LarryG   70   Runner Up: Higgy_1216   59     Last Man Standing: Apr 2019  Winner: Fantastic Five Runner Up: PROs4Neal 3

 

 

     

Review of Backgammon Playing Sites

 

 

The following is a review of backgammon sites that are acceptable for play. Our default site is Safe Harbor Games in the Doubling Cube room. 

 

Safe Harbor Games This is our default site in the Doubling Cube room. Has a superior Friends utility and shows the status of players (online, DND, offline, busy). Friends appear at the top of the player list in the room. Has resumed matches autosave logs. An excellent 3-D board with options for colors. Has rated matches and tourneys and multiple lobbies. You can play and kibbitz any number of matches. Play only in yellow dice rooms which guarantee random dice. Premier login allows an associated icon and ability to find where friends are.
GridGammon:
The software hasn't changed since the it's inception back before the turn of the century. Fonts are fixed. Name options are limited to alphabetic characters. To become a member you must be referred by an existing member and they will require a lot of personal information to ensure you are who you say you are. Don't expect a quick response. Application for membership can take months.

Ability to get the recent player history of any player. You can leave messages for players who are not online. Online matches are restored but unfortunately the log is then broken into separate parts. Many world class players have played there since its inception. Premier membership $150 a year. Unable to get any information as to what this entitles you to but includes money play. Has daily tourneys but only one lobby.

GammonSite: Customisable board (lighting, angle, checkers, background), play against bots of varying strengths (including in 2 tutor modes), email box for leaving messages for friends if not online, individual chat windows with each of your online friends(up to 20), built in web browser, hosted tourneys, groups can set up their own tourneys, set font for chat and smileys included, lots of sound and graphic preferences. Also has built-in multi-language chat and displays tourney times and other times in your local time. Money games and tourneys available through the Gammon Ventures page.
30 day trial membership but then must pay to join ($40/year) if you want to participate in public lobby chat, maintain a rating play tutor bots (ExtemeGammon bot always available though), or play matches longer than 3 pts. Earn free days by winning tourneys.
Piranha Gammon
Has online messaging and friends list and saved games. Has the best board I've seen. Has an onine dice analyser to give you stats in a particular match.
No text or emoticon options and the messaging sends a new window each time you send a line.

SimplyBg: Sign up is free and your name is your playing nic. Interrupted games are stored on the server and rating is via the standard ELO rating system. No download required. Realtime game stats show dice totals, moves made, hit counter, # of doubles, and # of blocks, and complete game play history for the entire match. Premium membership required ($18 for limited package, $25/year for pro pack) to be able to save dice logs, review the match online and play unlimited length matches. No friends list but you can get a list of previous people you have played or current matches being played.)


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