When and Where We Play

When: Every Wednesday. Tournaments start at 7:00 PM. Players saunter in earlier to play chouettes and head-to-head until the tournaments start at 7:00 PM.

Where: Biltmore Hotel‘s The 19th Hole Bar and Grill, Coral Gables, Florida.

Parking: The hotel has a free parking lot on the West side of the main entrance. Park as close to the golf course fence as you can; this will minimize the distance to The 19th Hole. You can also valet-park at the hotel’s main entrance.


If you wish to play in the tournament, please arrive before 7:00 PM. We seed the brackets with players present at 7:00 PM. To avoid delaying play, we don’t add late-comers to the brackets.

If you have a backgammon board, please bring it (especially if it is one of those fancy ones you can show-off to the rest of us). From time to time we find ourselves in a situation where we have more players than boards for our tournaments, which results in play delays. So, even if you have and old, beaten-up board, bring it; it will be better than no board.

Should The 19th Hole be hosting a private event, walk to The Cascade Poolside Restaurant, which as its name implies, is right next to the big pretty swimming pool.  Go behind the bar, to the well-lighted area next to the Bocci court.

We are not affiliated with the Biltmore Hotel in any way. We just play there, as we have in the past played in other public venues. If you need additional information, please contact Leo (305-669-5260; Leo@MiamiBackgammon.com), not the Biltmore.

28 Responses to When and Where We Play

  1. Bah says:

    Are you guys there this Wednesday? I mean 14. June. 2017

    • Leo says:

      Yes, we will play on Wednesday 14 June 2017. We play every Wednesday, unless indicated otherwise on the “When and Where We Play” page. We usually only stop play for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  2. cesar jose gili says:

    hola hay torneo hoy en el hotel biltmore? y sino donde se reunen para jugar gracias

  3. Pablo Ehlers says:

    Hi I’m interested in attending to play backgammon. When is the next day this will be held?

    Thank you,

  4. Martha says:

    Are the Wednesday meeting starting again soon? I am new to this site and would love to attend.
    Are there any other meeting in Miami?

  5. Chris says:

    I haven’t played in a very long time and I generally work on Wed until 8 pm, does anyone ever meet up on a different date, maybe the weekends somewhere? Are you still going to be meeting again on Wednesdays at The Biltmore? How many people usually show up?

  6. Miriam Rodriguez says:

    I stumbled onto your site and would like to know what days you meet and where. I would love to join your group.

  7. Tula says:

    Is there any way I can join you true internet ?, I am in California ,
    I use to have international web for backgammon players I cant find it anymore
    maybe they got disconnected ,
    any body knows how to find an Backgammon game s to play with real people
    not to play with computer.

  8. Andrea says:


    I would love to join you! I live in Boca Raton and I work late, so it is hard for me to make it out there during the week. Do you ever have weekend meetings?


  9. Margie Ungar says:

    Hi, I just moved to Miami and would like to join the group to play backgammon. Please let me know when and where and what I have to do to be added to your group.
    Thank you

    • Leo says:

      Ms. Ungar,

      Here is what you have to do to join us:
      1. Show up on Wednesday before 7 p.m.
      2. Play backgammon.
      3. Eat.
      4. Drink.
      5. Have a good time.

  10. Matt gramt says:

    I would really like it if someone would let me know,of there is going to be enough people,this Wednesday night, April 3, 2013. I love in Fort Lauderdale and would like to know that there will be some people to play with before driving down. Hope to hear back and come down to play. Thanks!

    • Leo says:

      We are now approaching sufficient maturity, so as you can see in the Results and Standings page, we are getting enough people to have tournaments every week. I anticipate we’ll have a tournament next Wednesday, so please join us.

  11. sonia potamos says:

    It seems you are the person in charge, I would like to come to the Biltmore this coming Wed, Jan 9th just to watch. I like the game, I don’t know if I am at any player’s level…I just play for fun.

  12. Anthony says:

    Do you have an upcoming tournament within the next weeks, before the end of the year, or maybe the first week of the 2013?

  13. lynne savelle says:

    i left a message for leo with his service (she really didn’t have a clue about either backgammon or the article in paper )….would love to play…….i live in aventura and would need transportation…ay chance of that happening?

  14. Jorge says:

    dang, I just realized you guys play at 6:00 pm and I work till 8 on wednesdays . . .

  15. Walter says:

    Are you guys still playing every Wednesday? do I just show up?

  16. nima says:

    I got surprised with this….a backgammon community in mia!!! I want to join your community. What should I do? 🙂 Please let me know.

  17. jeremy zukerman says:

    do you guys have any tournaments?

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