When the competition is held, the number one player from both teams play each other, the number two players from both teams play each other, and so on.
Scores from each match are compiled and the teams with the top numbers take home the cup and earn bragging rights for the year.
“Games go up and down in popularity,” Garber said. “I just really enjoy playing.”
Backgammon was always known as the game on the other side of the checkers board. It surged in popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s and is still popular worldwide. But the game itself has been around for thousands of years.
The Ohio Valley Challenge Cup is March 16 and 17 at the Wingate by Wyndham, 6240 Intech Commons Drive, Indianapolis. Preliminary events for individual players are noon and 7 p.m. March 16. The cup competition is March 17.
For more information about the Hoosier Backgammon Club, contact Garber by calling 241-0605 or by e-mailing to email@example.com. New players are always welcome.