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World Backgammon Federation
Region served
Bernhard Mayr[1]
Formerly called
European Backgammon Federation

The World Backgammon Federation (WBGF), formerly the European Backgammon Federation (EUBGF) until 2018, is the international body established to support and promote the tables game of backgammon worldwide.[2]

Their functions include the regulation of competition rules worldwide, the assessment and ranking of players and the establishment of regional governing bodies. Among their objectives is the legal recognition of backgammon as a mind sport at national and international levels.[3]

The WBGF is based in Schwaz, Austria.[3]


The national backgammon organisations of the following countries are members of the WBGF:[4] Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Republic, United Kingdom, and the United States

See also


  1. ^ Executive board WBGF. Retrieved 9 December 2022
  2. ^ About the WBGF at Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b World Backgammon Association at Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  4. ^ Member Nations WBGF. Retrieved 9 December 2022