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 and $10 for anyone else with $1 of each entry fee going towards the Tournament of Champions to be played 12.30.18. Any player not cashing in five consecutive tournaments will pay just half their usual entry fee until they do cash at which time they will go back to paying their usual entry fee. 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 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.
Starting in 2014 the winner of the year ending Also Ran tournament will qualify for the following years Tournament of Champions. Also any master points garnered in the Also Ran tournament will be counted towards the following year.