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Rules / Tournament Format / Master Point System

2016 United States Backgammon Federation rules & procedures will be followed. Clocks are preferred for every match and will be used if either player requests one.
A double elimination with consolation format will be adhered to with byes being drawn as necessary. 7 point matches will be played in the main flight except the final which will be 9 points in length. 5 point matches will be played in the consolation bracket. The winner of the main flight final match is 1st place, the loser 2nd place and the winner of consolation 3rd place with the prize money being split (50%/30%/20%).

The tournament entry fee is $20 for any player that has cashed (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) in a CBPC tournament in the past. $10 for anyone else until they cash (1st, 2nd or 3rd place) at which time their entry fee is $20. Any player not cashing after attending five consecutive tournaments will pay $10 entry fee until they do cash at which time they will go back to paying their usual $20 entry fee. $1 of each entry fee goes towards the Tournament of Champions to be played December, 30th 2018. $3 of each entry fee goes towards club support expenses (awards, CBPC site fees, etc.) In addition, there is an optional $15 side-pool paid out to the side-pool participant who advances farthest in the main bracket.

Master Points
Master points are awarded for each match won and bonus points are awarded for placing 1st or 2nd. 1st and 2nd place are the two bracket winners (main & consolation).

Master points are allocated according to the following schedule:

5 point matches won are worth 0.25 points
7 point matches won are worth 0.50 points
9 point matches won are worth 0.75 points

1st place earns the number of players in a tournament multiplied by 0.20
2nd place earns the number of players in a tournament multiplied by 0.10

At the end of the year the player with the most master points is declared club player of the year and will be recognized with a prize. In the event of a tie in master points to determine OVCC seeding or player of the year, lifetime master points will be the tie breaker.