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.

Open

1Rich Sweetman207
2Howard Rosenthal201
3Alex Zamanian186
4Dougie Roberts159
5Marty Storer121
6David Kornwitz80
7Emir Kapanci57
8Paul A. Caracciolo52
9John Leonard50
10Stephen Hassman47
11Michael Kay47
12Al Theriault47
13Gary Dodge43
14Ed Ahola39
15Alex Cohen33
16Eric Sulkala32
17Phil Perelmuter30
18Steve Douglas29
19Danny Lynch27
20Duncan Noyes24
21Brad Mampe22
22Van McLaughlin22
23Michael Ellis15
24Cameron Govonlu10
25Steve Morrow7
26Albert Steg7
27Michael Urban7
28David Bowen5
29Tom Peckham4
30Alon Munzer2

Intermediate

1Andrew Hoy85
2Jack Madden85
3Eric Packer43
4Joshua Lambert41
5Jim Hooper19
6Pam Keeney17
7Noemi Lambert17