Manchester
County Bridge Association |

Player
of the YearPlayer of
the Year Rules (2024-2025)General
- Manchester full members only
- Prizes for Expert and Non-Expert categories.
- Expert is NGS rating Q and above just before the Green Point Swiss Teams (usually in July).
- Non-Expert
is
**NGS rating J or below**. Players may opt out of competing in the non-expert category.
- To be eligible for non-expert points both players in a pairs event must be non-expert, for a teams event 3 out of 4, or 4 out of 5, or 6 out of 8 must be non-expert.
- In the Gazette
(Teams of Eight) the team average must be J or below to be
eligible for non-expert points.
- Season to start with the Green Point Swiss Teams event.
- Point awards and categories to be reviewed each year in light of experience.
- Points for the league will be awarded to players who play 50%+ of matches.
Equal places will each get same number of higher points e.g. 2nd= both get 6 points in Ben Franks. Point awards for ExpertsNote these have been reduced for 2024-25 to reflect the reduction in number of entries in recent years If non-Manchester pairs/teams are placed their points are awarded but not recorded - Green point 1 day pairs 7 for first down to 1 for seventh
- Green point 1 day teams 7 for first down to 1 for seventh
- Ben Franks 7 for first down to 1 for seventh
- Congress pairs 7 for first down to 1 for seventh
- Congress Teams A final 8 for first, 6 for second down to 2 for fourth
- Congress Teams B final 4 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 6 for first, 4 for second down to 2 for third
- Higson Plate final 4 for first, 2 for second
- League division 1 8 for first, 6 for second down to 2 for fourth
- League division 2 6 for first, 4 for second, 2 for third
- League division 3
4 for first, 2 for second
- 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
non-expertsNon-Manchester pairs/teams are ignored in the non-expert
categoryFor events with ranking lists, 5 points for top ranked down
to 1 point for 5th placed non-expertsThis 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 non-expert 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. 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. |