I was cleaning up my office and came across a copy of _The Prime_
which was the irregular journal of the Pacific Backgammon Association,
which ran tournaments all around the S.F. Bay Area in the 1970's.
(I ran one at Spat's, a bar in Berkeley.)
Here's a picture of the association standings as of 24 November 1979:
Keep in mind that the master points were awarded cumulatively,
so the fact that I was well above U.S. chess champion Walter
Browne and backgammon guru Nack Ballard is mostly due to the
fact that I played in more PBA tournaments than they did.