1. The tournament structure (group and knockout stage) will be determined by the EAG host.

2. The individual sport solely consists of Armenian participants, unless a Non-Armenian participant has a proven (ID card or other governmental document) first-degree (married or child) family relation with an Armenian person.

3. For the individual sports athletes, the minimum age is 12+ years. Athletes turning this age during the year of the EAG will be accepted.

4. Each match has a time limit that is determined by the EAG host.

5. To determine who should start, each player throws one dice. The player with the highest number of eyes may begin.

6. The game is played with 2 dice.

7. Any number thrown each dice is a move.

8. With every move you may move one stone.

9. If you throw two times the same number of eyes, you have thrown a double. You can now put 4x instead of 2x.

10. When a player is done, he / she grabs his / her dice up. This is the sign for his opponent to turn.

11. If possible, you must complete your turn at any time.

12. After a certain maximum time length determined by the EAG host, the person with the most removed stones wins that game. This is a single point victory. If no player removed any stones, this game ends in a tie.

13. In the case of an equal number of removed stones, the game counts as a tie.

14. The person who reached 5 points first, is the winner of the match.

15. Not showing up on time (EAG schedule): the waiting player (opponent) receives 1 point. After 10 minutes the opponent receives 2 points. After 20 minutes the game is lost.


Game Points

3 points for a backgammon victory

2 points for a gammon victory

1 point for a single point victory

0.5 point for a tie game

0 points for each lost game


Poule points

2 points for winning a match

1 point for a tie match

0 points for losing a match


During the tournament the house rules and general terms and conditions of the Euro Armenian Games are applicable.


For cases where the above rules are not adequate enough, refer to the backgammon of the World Backgammon Association. These can be found at