Online play is
allowed until both players feel happy to play in a live environment.
You are at liberty to try and leave playing matches till later in the season when they might be safe to play live but avoid leaving all your matches to the last minute perhaps missing the deadline.
There are four choices of online playing servers. The preferred playing platform is now:
The newest of the four recommended playing platforms, this site has been built with simplicity in mind making it one of the easiest to use. It has a simple-to-use embedded video & audio call function allowing for a more social game. Best used on a Chrome browser, although it does work on other browsers. There is a fully flexible clock function for those that want it, post-match analysis and a match-file download. The London Players’ League now sponsors some of the running costs of this site.
Here is my (subjective) breakdown of the four recommended playing platforms:
Other sites can be used but only by agreement of both
players. If a dispute arises that is not
on any of these four sites, I will not be making any rulings so you are on your
Some League Online Ground
Please be grown up when it comes to deciding with your opponent which site to play on.
There it is – we are in extraordinary times – thus we have the unthinkable prospect of having to continue playing some matches online. Please work together to make this league season as successful as all the seasons before it. If you are new to playing online – try not to be afraid. We have far more to be afraid of than playing Backgammon online. You may even find it to be a pleasant form of escapism and it may take your online play habits further than just League Backgammon.
My final bit of advice to playing online – SLOW DOWN! The click-ability factor makes everyone speed up their play and become worse players, not least from the odd miss-click. Give yourself enough time to find the correct play every move.