of the Year
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.
Player of the Year Rules (2019-2020)
full members only
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.
with a ranking list and fewer than 20 pairs/teams to
have a reduced scale of scores.
- Prizes for
Expert and Non-Expert categories.
Expert is NGS rating Q OR Premier Regional Master and
before the Green Point Swiss Teams in July.
To be eligible for non-expert points both
players in a pairs event must be non-expert,
a teams event 3 out of 4 (or 4 out of 5 or 6) 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 at the end
- Point awards
and categories to be reviewed next year in light of
- Points for
the league will be awarded to players who play 50%+ of
Point awards for
- 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
pairs 10 for first down to 1 for tenth
Teams A final 10 for first, 8 for second down to 2 for
Teams B final 5 for first, 3 for second, 1 for third
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
division 1 10 for first, 8 for second down to 2 for
division 2 8 for first, 6 for second down to 2 for
division 3 6 for first, 4 for second, 2 for third
- Goldstone 6
for winners, 4 for losing finalists, 2 for losing
4 for winners, 2 for losing finalists if 8 or fewer
For events with ranking lists, 5 points for top ranked
down to 1 point for 5th placed non-experts
This will apply to the following events-
Congress Teams (1 list for all three finals)
Higson Finals (1 list for both finals)
League (1 list for all divisions)
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.
Equal places will each get same number of higher points e.g.
2nd= both get 9 points in Ben Franks.