Player
of the Year
Player of the Year Rules (20192020)
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 NonExpert categories.

Expert is NGS rating Q OR Premier Regional Master and
above just
before the Green Point Swiss Teams in July.
 NonExpert
To be eligible for nonexpert points both
players in a pairs event must be nonexpert,
for
a teams event 3 out of 4 (or 4 out of 5 or 6) or 6 out of
8 must be nonexpert.
 In the Gazette
(Teams of Eight) the team average must be J or below to
be eligible for nonexpert 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
semifinalists (or
4 for winners, 2 for losing finalists if 8 or fewer
enter)
Point awards for
nonexperts
For events with ranking lists, 5 points for top ranked
down to 1 point for 5th placed nonexperts
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 nonexpert 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. 