Playoff points within each division accumulate throughout the season based on the results of the monthly tournaments. The top 7 points earners in each division qualify for the Championship Playoffs, competing for the titles of Intermediate Player of the Year and, for the winner of the Open division, NEBC Club Champion.
How Does it Work?
Each time you win a match, you are awarded a number of points equal to the length of that match. (7 points for a 7-point match, etc.) In the event your match is shortened due to time pressures, you would still be awarded the number of points specified as the original match length.
Anytime you reach a “cashing” round in a tournament, you are awarded bonus points as follows:
1st: 50 points
2nd: 25 points
Semi-finalists: 12 points*
1st: 25 points
2nd: 12 points**
*In the event that fewer than 16 players enter a tournament, the semi-finalists do not cash, but are entered in the consolation bracket. In this case, these players would receive either their 12 semi-finalist points, or their 25 consolation winner points, whichever is greater.
**In the event that fewer than 14 players enter a tournament, no cash award will be given for 2nd-place Consolation, but Bonus points still accrue.
In the event that fewer than 8 players enter, Bonus points will still be awarded so long as a player wins at least one match to earn them.
If you show up, but don’t win any matches, you receive 2 points for participating.
In our November and May tournaments, Bonus Points are doubled (but with usual 12-point winners earning 25 points) and match lengths are increased in the Open division. These exciting events provide opportunities for large leaps in the standings, so the race remains competitive throughout the year.
June Participation Points
A regular tournament will be held in June, in addition to the excitement of the playoff finals. All participants in attendance will earn 15 Bonus Points applied to the following season’s points race.
After the May tournament, the top 7 points earners in each division will compete in their divisional playoffs, with the top scorer gaining a valuable 1st-round bye. The other six players will be seeded according to standing: 2nd vs. 7th; 3rd vs. 6th; 4th vs. 5th. NEBC will provide cash prizes for the winners, finalists and semi-finalists, commensurate with the cash accumulated by NEBC over the course of the current season.
Rounds 1 & 2: Best 2 out of 3, 9-point matches.
Finals: Best 3 out of 5, 9-point matches.
Rounds 1 & 2: Best 2 out of 3, 7-point matches.
Finals: Best 3 out of 5, 7-point matches.
Rounds 1 & 2 are to be scheduled by participants at a time and place of mutual convenience in advance of the final tournament of our season in June, when the finals in both divisions will take place, leading to the naming of the “NEBC Club Champion” and the “Intermediate Player of the Year”.
Final Standings (2018-2019)
Club Champion - Marty Storer
Finalist - Howard Rosenthal
Intermediate Player of the Year - Danny Lynch
Finalist - Wanda Roberts
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