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 Zamanian491
2David Kornwitz411
3Paul A. Caracciolo279
4Dougie Roberts273
5Brad Mampe251
6Marty Storer247
7Albert Steg183
8Emir Kapanci176
9Matt Reklaitis159
10Eric Sulkala152
11John Leonard144
12Rich Sweetman127
13Ed Ahola115
14Al Theriault102
15Tim Churella78
16Steve Douglas77
17Phil Perelmuter68
18Sheila Stein63
19Danny Lynch61
20Howard Rosenthal55
21Will Hohorst39
22Gary Dodge35
23Eric Packer34
24Matt Heid14
25Duncan Noyes11
26David Bowen9
27Tom Peckham7
28Ken Rothman7
29Tyler Johnson5
30Joe Cancelarich2
31Zach Grossack2
32Jeff Varszegi2


1Don Weng309
2Mark Frano277
3Mike Forrester243
4Stefanie Madanian218
5Constantine Brocoum150
6Rich Morris149
7Juan Buks112
8Steve Gregoire100
9Troy Leonard93
10Pam Keeney86
11Jovanni Tankelewicz73
12Dan Volchok61
13Toni Sennett53
14Nancy Bain50
15Dan Whitney50
16Perry Salmanovich47
17Jack Madden41
18Christian Ghiran40
19Eric Packer39
20David Miller27
21Scott Bullock26
22Randi Schalet19
23Michael Crystal15
24Joe Pentecost12
25Chris Hanson10
26Yonatan Grad7
27Vince Pelote7
28Linda Rata7
29Roxie Kierkjian5
30Ian Merry5
31Emily Rothman5
32Phil McGee4
33Chris Bacotti2
34Connor Bart2
35Richard Books2
36Regina Dinkes2
37Josh Dob---2
38Ilana Geller2
39Ken Kudym2
40Sevda Lüle2
41Helen Muccitelli2
42Diego Rosenfeld2
43Sylvester Rosenfeld2
44Julia Weissman2