The

's New Mexico State Backgammon Championship is coming to town this weekend.

The club regularly meets at 6 pm every Tuesday in the library at La Posada (330 E. Palace Ave.). This event is the first-ever American Backgammon Tour (ABT)-sanctioned event in New Mexico, and more than 100 backgammon players are flocking to Santa Fe for the event (and receiving a special room rate at La Posada). Special players' dinners are planned at Café Paris (31 Burro Alley) and ¡A la Mesa! (428 Agua Fria St.) over the weekend.

For a full schedule of events—including opportunities to be a backgammon spectator, though that doesn't sound too enthralling—read on.

Official Tournament

1-10 pm

Friday, Jan. 29

9 am-the wee hours

Saturday, Jan. 30

10:30 am-2 pm

Sunday, Jan.31

La Posada
330 E. Palace Ave.

Backgammon Quiz and Lecture

9 am

Sunday, Jan. 31

La Posada
330 E. Palace Ave.

Players' Dinner and Tournament

Thursday, Jan. 28

Dinner: 6 pm

Tournament: 7:30 pm, free

Café Paris
31 Burro Alley

Players' Dinner

5 pm

Saturday, Jan. 30

¡A La Mesa!
428 Agua Fria St.