1. What is the "United States Backgammon League"?
The United States Backgammon League (USBL) consists of clubs and players that enjoy playing backgammon in person for the sake of competition, ratings points, and small prizes rather than for the sake of prize money. Affiliate clubs from across the country hold tournaments and report the tournament results to the league. Similar to other national organizations -- like the United States Chess Federation (USCF), the Amateur Poker League (APL), and the National Scrabble Association (NSA) -- the United States Backgammon League uses tournament results to calculate national standings for all individual league members.