Masterpoint Reform


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Teams Versus Pairs
Changing the massive discrepancy between team and pair events

The Formula
Criteria for a good formula, problems with the current formulas, and a better formula.

Information/Awareness
Why Masterpoints Deserve Care, Principles of Masterpoint Administration

What You Can Do

Other Information

Contact

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Masterpoint Reform


Teams Versus Pairs

The overall awards for ACBL team games are twice as large as the overall awards for pair events.

This is just a bug in the formula. It should be easy to fix. Right?

The Formula

The formula for calculating masterpoints should keep masterpoints per person approximately the same no matter how many players are competing. The ACBL formulas do not come close. For example, a club game with 13 1/2 tables awards 72% more masterpoints per person than a club game with 5 tables.

The ACBL's formulas should be replaced with a good formula.

Information/Awareness

The ACBL's Board of Directors tries to do what is right, and the ACBL members get what they want. So why do we have gross discrepancies between merit and award in our masterpoint system?

We need more knowledge/awareness about masterpoints. Masterpoints are awards (not a measure of ability). Good management of awards includes making the award proportional to merit.

What You Can Do

You will get what you want -- if you make your opinion known and if you have company.

Other Information

There is other information about masterpoints on this website. Most of this website is specific to the ACBL, but a lot of information is important to the understanding and management of any point system.