Manchester County
Bridge Association



Player of the Year Rules (2017-2018)


General
  • Manchester full members only
  • All competitions with a ranking list and more than 20 pairs/teams to have a top score of ten points reducing to 1 point for tenth place.
  • Competitions with a ranking list and fewer than 20 pairs/teams to have a reduced scale of scores.
  • Prizes for Expert and Intermediate categories.
  • Expert is NGS rating Q OR Premier Regional Master and above just before the Green Point Swiss Teams in July.
  • Intermediate is NGS rating J or below AND below Premier Regional Master just before the Green Point Swiss Teams in July.
  • To be eligible for Intermediate points both players in a pairs event must be Intermediate, for a teams event 3 out of 4 (or 4 out of 5 or 6) must be Intermediate.
  • In the Gazette (Teams of Eight) the team average must be J or below to be eligible for Intermediate points.
  • Season to start with the Green Point Swiss Teams event at the end of July.
  • Point awards and categories to be reviewed next year in light of experience.
  • Points for the league will be awarded to players who play 50%+ of matches.
Point awards for Experts
  • Green point 1 day pairs 10 for first down to 1 for tenth
  • Green point 1 day teams 10 for first down to 1 for tenth
  • Ben Franks 10 for first down to 1 for tenth
  • Congress pairs 10 for first down to 1 for tenth
  • Congress Teams A final 10 for first, 8 for second down to 2 for fifth
  • Congress Teams B final 5 for first, 3 for second, 1 for third
  • Congress Teams C final 3 for first, 2 for second, 1 for third
  • Gazette 6 for first, 4 for second, 2 for third (or 4 for first, 2 for second if fewer than 6 teams enter)
  • Higson Cup final 8 for first, 6 for second down to 2 for fourth
  • Higson Plate final 6 for first, 4 for second, 2 for third
  • League division 1 10 for first, 8 for second down to 2 for fifth
  • League division 2 8 for first, 6 for second down to 2 for fourth
  • League division 3 6 for first, 4 for second, 2 for third
  • Goldstone 6 for winners, 4 for losing finalists, 2 for losing semi-finalists (or 4 for winners, 2 for losing finalists if 8 or fewer enter)
Point awards for Intermediates

For events with ranking lists, 5 points for top ranked Intermediates down to 1 point for 5th placed Intermediates
This will apply to the following events-
Ben Franks
Congress Pairs
Congress Teams (1 list for all three finals)
Higson Finals (1 list for both finals)
League (1 list for all divisions)
GP Pairs
GP Teams

For the Gazette a reduced scale will apply depending on the number of eligible Intermediate teams e.g. 3/2/1 if three teams are eligible, 2/1 if two teams eligible etc.
For the Goldstone eligible teams will get 1 point for the first match, 2 points for each subsequent match won.

Equal places will each get same number of higher points e.g. 2nd= both get 9 points in Ben Franks.

The point scoring system has been chosen to make each competition have roughly equal standing and to make the keeping of the scores not too onerous.