The Master Points Scheme
By affiliating to the CBAI all your members have their master points recorded annually. A Master Point & Membership certificate is issued each year for each member. For players who are members in other affiliated clubs it means they get full credit for all their results. For Novices, which many of your new members would be, it means that this affiliation gives them recognition, entitles them to play in official competitions and congresses, and initiates the process of accumulating points within the grading system.
The only responsibility of the Club is to provide a basic profile of each member, e.g. full address, telephone number and membership of other Clubs on registration and to forward to the CBAI at the end of the bridge year the Master Point awards for the various winners in your weekly competitions. A standard form is circulated in both respects and an easy-to-follow booklet on the Master Point calculation is issued.
There are two types of Master Points :
Local Points -
These are awarded for any competition at Club, Regional or Congress level including Open Competitions, one day events etc.
They are convertible to National Points at the rate of
1 National Point = 5,000 Local Points
National Points -
These are awarded for Major Competitions and National Championships
Local Points are not recorded and converted to National Points until the end of the season, so unless players win National Points or fractions thereof during the season, they will retain their grades as issued at the start of the season
The Master Points holding in the main will determine the Grade of a Member in line with the following criteria: