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 (2023 - 2024)

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.


1Alex Zamanian430
2Dougie Roberts250
3Marty Storer199
4Paul A. Caracciolo187
5Matt Reklaitis159
6Albert Steg141
7Brad Mampe138
8John Leonard121
9Ed Ahola115
10Al Theriault93
11Rich Sweetman92
12David Kornwitz86
13Eric Sulkala86
14Tim Churella78
15Steve Douglas63
16Howard Rosenthal55
17Emir Kapanci40
18Will Hohorst39
19Sheila Stein37
20Gary Dodge35
21Eric Packer32
22Danny Lynch25
23Matt Heid14
24Phil Perelmuter14
25Duncan Noyes11
26David Bowen9
27Tom Peckham7
28Ken Rothman7
29Tyler Johnson5
30Joe Cancelarich2
31Zach Grossack2
32Jeff Varszegi2


1Mike Forrester241
2Mark Frano125
3Don Weng120
4Stefanie Madanian115
5Juan Buks107
6Rich Morris107
7Steve Gregoire88
8Pam Keeney79
9Jovanni Tankelewicz73
10Constantine Brocoum65
11Toni Sennett53
12Troy Leonard52
13Dan Whitney50
14Perry Salmanovich47
15Jack Madden41
16Eric Packer39
17Dan Volchok29
18David Miller27
19Nancy Bain26
20Randi Schalet19
21Michael Crystal15
22Joe Pentecost12
23Yonatan Grad7
24Vince Pelote7
25Linda Rata7
26Ian Merry5
27Emily Rothman5
28Phil McGee4
29Connor Bart2
30Scott Bullock2
31Regina Dinkes2
32Josh Dobbelaar2
33Sevda Lüle2
34Helen Muccitelli2
35Diego Rosenfeld2
36Sylvester Rosenfeld2
37Julia Weissman2