Master Points Explained

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Awards

The majority of games, both club and tournament level, at affiliated clubs are played for Master Points. If you finish in the top one third of your field, you will receive Master Points.

There are three categories of Master Point awards:

A Points

Awarded to players who finish in the top placings of approved tournaments, and to all session winners of Pairs Tournaments approved for the award of A Points. Fractional A points are awarded to the winners of each match in approved A Point Match-Play (teams).

B Points

Awarded to players who finish in the top placings of approved tournaments which do not qualify for the award of A Points, and to all session winners of Pairs Tournaments approved for the award of B Points.

C Points

Awarded to players who are successful in any one session of play organised by a licensed club, Region, or the NZ Bridge. B Points are not convertible to A Points. C Points are converted to B Points in the ratio of 100 C Points to one B Point.


GRADINGS

Open

  • Local Master 0*- 4* AND 100+ R Points or
  • Local Master 5* and above or 
  • Provincial Master or higher Rank

Intermediate

  • Club Master or lower Rank and 30 or less Rating Points but 5 or more A Points or
  • Club Master or lower Rank with more than 30 Rating Points or
  • Local Master 0* to 4* and 0-100 Rating Points


Junior
Club Master or lower Rank and 30 or less Rating Points and less than 5 A Points


RANKINGS

There are ten ranks accorded to holders of Master Points

Rank Aggregate of A & B Points When a stars are added  
Certificate of Proficiency 5 NA 
Club Master 20 NA 
Local Master 50 1* = 100 to 149, 2* = 150 to 199 etc 
Provincial Master 100  (including at least 50 A Points) 1* = 200 to 299, 2* = 300 to 399 etc 
Master 200  (including at least 100 A Points) 1* = 400 to 599, 2* = 600 to 799 etc  
National Master 350  (including at least 175 A Points) 1* = 700 to 1049, 2* = 1050 to 1400 etc  
Life Master 500  (including at least 250 A Points) 1* = 1000 to 1499, 2* = 1500 to 1999 etc   
Grand Master 1000  (including at least 500 A Points) 1* = 2000 to 3999, 2* = 4000 to 5999 etc 
Silver Grand Master 2500  (including at least 1250 A Points) 1* = 5000 to 7499, 2* = 7500 to 9999 etc  
Gold Grand Master 4000  (including at least 2500 A Points) 1* = 8000 to 11999, 2* = 12000 to 15999 etc  

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A player with less than 5 A & B Points is classified as “Novice”. On reaching an aggregate of 100 Master Points, a Local Master who has not earned 50 A Points is accorded the status of Local Master - 1 Star. At 150 Master Points he becomes Local Master - 2 Star, with an additional Star for each additional 50 Master Points if he has not attained sufficient A Points. Similarly stars are awarded to masters of other ranks who have not attained sufficient A points for promotion to a higher rank. e.g.A one-star National Master will have acquired 700 plus total Points but not yet attained 250 A Points to move to the rank of Life Master.

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