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Rated Match Policy

On 1st January 2018, the ABF adopted its official results policy PDF, which is designed to establish a standard for the quality of results posted to this site.

The ABF policy is supplemented by local policies, which give club managers the freedom to define local rules that work for the way their events are run.

The manager for Victorian Backgammon Association data on this site is Simon Ustick.

The local policy for Victorian Backgammon Association is as follows:

Victorian Backgammon Association (VBA) Ratings Policy

All completed tournament matches played according to the official tournament draw at VBA meetings will contribute to individual players’ Australian Backgammon Federation ratings. Matches played since the club inception on 4th January 2018 apply.

The VBA shall apply tournament rules in line with the UK Backgammon Federation, and players will adhere to the normally accepted rules of backgammon.  Any disputes are to be resolved by the nightly tournament director.

The general principles published by the Australian Backgammon Federation in their Rated Match Policy will apply.

Whilst the initial draw is random, any remaining places are filled on a first come-first served basis.  Where more than two players are ready to take spare positions (including buybacks) then these will be allocated randomly.

New tournaments will be started where appropriate and necessary to provide the maximum number of players with a tournament entry.

Settled matches, unfinished matches, walkovers and friendlies will not be rated.

The term ‘friendlies’ includes any match which is not part of the normal tournament schedule, even if it is played during a club meeting.

Chouette matches will not be recorded.

Postponed or unfinished matches should be completed as soon as possible by arrangement between the players concerned and the result reported by both players.