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Masterpoint Rules


WBF On-Line Master Point System

For Current Rankings

DEFINITIONS

1. 'The Organiser' is the organisation or company (e-bridge for example) who are running the On-line bridge event

2. 'WBF' is the World Bridge Federation

3. The 'WBF On-Line Bridge Scale' is the scale used to assign WBF On-Line Bridge Points for a tournament. It is as follows:

1st place Maximum points depending on the tournament
2nd place 70% of maximum
3rd place 50% of maximum
4th place 40% of maximum
5th place 30% of maximum
6th place 20% of maximum
7th place 10% of maximum

The last place to be awarded points must be no less than 50% of the total entrants (i.e. to award points to the 7th placed pair or team there must be at least 14 pairs or teams.)

The Rounding on these allocations will be in accordance with the current WBF rounding system which is as follows:

3.4 = 3 3.5 = 4 0.5 = 1 0.1 = 1

4. 'Year' is defined as a WBF Master Point year which runs from the beginning of the last 'conventional' World Bridge Championship to the beginning of the next 'conventional' World Bridge Championship.

The System:

1. The Organiser will be sanctioned by the WBF to award WBF On-Line Bridge Points (WOBP) in its bridge tournaments. WBF On-Line Bridge Points (WOBP) will be awarded following the scheme below:

a. In pairs and individual tournaments of between 8 and 11 boards, the first place will be awarded 5 WOBP, the rest according to the WBF On-Line Bridge Scale.

b. In pairs and individual tournaments of between 12 and 18 boards, the first place will be awarded 12 WOBP, the rest according to the WBF On-Line Bridge Scale.

c. In pairs and individual tournaments of more than 18 boards, the first place will be awarded 15 WOBP, the rest according to the WBF On-Line Bridge Scale.

d. In teams tournaments of more than between 12 and 18 boards played in total, the first placed team members will be awarded 15 WOBP, the rest according to the WBF On-Line Bridge Scale.

e. In teams tournaments of more than 18 boards played in total, the first placed team members will be awarded 18 WOBP, the rest according to the WBF On-Line Bridge Scale.

2. There is to be no conversion between WOBP and WBF Master Points or WBF Year Points as it is felt that the two types of bridge are very different and therefore there can be no sensible conversion rate.

3. A player who accumulates 500 WOBP will be awarded the official WBF title of "WBF Online Tournament Player (WOTP)" whilst the player retains sufficient WOBPs (see point 5. below).

4. A player who accumulates 1000 WOBP will be awarded the official WBF title of "WBF Online Bridge Master (WOBM)" for life.

5. A player who will accumulate 2,500 WCBP will be awarded the official WBF title of "WBF Online Bridge International Master (WOBIM)" for life.

6. WOBPs accumulated will depreciate at the rate of 40% per year in the following years.

7. If a player's total number of WOBPs becomes less than 3, it will be considered to equal zero.

8. It is the Organiser's duty to inform the WBF Masterpoints secretary of any events to be held and the proposed table of point allocations.

9. It is the Organisers duty to provide the WBF with the required data in an agreed form to the WBF Masterpoint secretary as soon as possible after the event's results have been finalised, and in any event no later than 2 weeks after the end of the tournament.

10. Recognizing the winners Players winning WBF On-Line Bridge titles will be published in official WBF titles list, on the web.

This information is a snap shot from the Official WBF Database currently maintained by Mark Newton any changes that you have notified the WBF of, may not show immediately here untill the next upload.