Annual Points Race

Playoff points within each division accumulate throughout the season based on the results of the monthly tournaments. After the May tournament, he 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.

Match Points

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.

Bonus Points

Anytime you reach a “cashing” round in a tournament, you are awarded bonus points as follows:

Main Bracket
1st: 50 points
2nd: 25 points
Semi-finalists: 12 points*

Consolation Bracket
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.

Participation Points

If you show up, but don’t win any matches, you receive 2 points for participating.

Double-Bonus Events

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 Attendance Points

A regular tournament will be held in June, in concert with the playoff finals in both divisions. All participants in attendance will earn¬†15 Bonus Points applied to the following season’s points race.

Playoff Format

Six of the nine monthly tournaments must be successfully completed in order to hold a Championship playoff. The top scorer in each division receives a valuable 1st-round bye. The other six players are seeded according to standing: 2nd vs. 7th; 3rd vs. 6th; 4th vs. 5th (winner meets 1st place player in the semis). 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.

Open Division
Rounds 1 & 2: Best 2 out of 3, 9-point matches.
Finals: Best 3 out of 5, 9-point matches.

Intermediate Division
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”.

Points Race Standings (2022 - 2023)

In the event of too few Intermediate players to hold a separate contest, when Intermediate competitors play in the Open, they will earn a 15-point Bonus in addition to any points they earn in the Open event, applied to their Intermediate points race total. Otherwise, points are not transferable between Divisions.


1Rich Sweetman342
2Howard Rosenthal322
3Alex Zamanian283
4David Kornwitz209
5Dougie Roberts207
6Albert Steg203
7John Leonard153
8Stephen Hassman152
9Marty Storer151
10Emir Kapanci124
11Paul A. Caracciolo114
12Gary Dodge107
13Steve Douglas90
14Brad Mampe83
15Eric Sulkala66
16Tim Churella59
17Michael Kay58
18Danny Lynch55
19Alan Theriault49
20Alex Cohen47
21Ed Ahola39
22Eric Packer37
23Ted Epstein32
24Phil Perelmuter30
25Duncan Noyes26
26Van McLaughlin22
27Michael Ellis15
28Cameron Govonlu10
29Kevin O'Connor9
30Steve Morrow7
31Michael Urban7
32David Bowen5
33Jamie Sarkisian5
34Tom Peckham4
35Maurice B.2
36Desiree D'agostino2
37Alon Munzer2
38Joe Orlando2
39Al Theriault2


1Juan Buks131
2Andrew Hoy125
3Ian Merry123
4Jack Madden116
5Pam Keeney80
6Michael Crystal75
7Brennan Emery73
8Eric Packer67
9Debbie Blanchette46
10Chet Lin46
11Ani Hollisian45
12Joshua Lambert41
13Saeed Noroozi40
14Nancy Bain35
15Katie Jenkins24
16Firas Fares19
17Jim Hooper19
18Noemi Lambert17
19Jimmy Conlon15
20Troy Leonard9
21Jaime McCoriston5
22Mike Furlong2
23Robert McKean2
24Lyn Walfish2
25Yuval Yuval2