Carlton Bridge Club
What are Master Points?
What are Master Points?

Master Points

This is a scheme run by the SBU to give players an indication of where they rank.  Ranks are used by the Carlton and the SBU to work out handicaps in competitions. 

You can earn master points in our club tournaments and in District and National events.  They are usually awarded to the top quarter of the field.  The higher the level of competition and the more participants the more points are awarded.  There are two types of points:  “black” points and "red" points. Red points are awarded for National Competitions. For ordinary Club competitions "local" points are awarded. These are worth 0.01 "black" points.

When you start off you are ranked as a Novice. As you earn points you progress as follows:

 

Rank

Black Points Required

Club Master

2

Local Master

10

District Master

25

Master(with a star for each extra 50 up to 300)

50

Senior Master(with a star for each extra 100 up to 900)

400

Scottish Master

200 incl. 50 (Red) National MPs

National Master

300 incl. 75 (Red) National MPs

Life Master

600 incl. 150 (Red) National MPs

Senior Life Master

900 incl. 300 (Red) National MPs

Grand Master

1200 incl. 600 (Red) National MPs

 

If you win a club tournament, you usually get about 40 points – so to progress to Club Master you need to do well in at least five club tournaments. You will see that to get to higher levels you have to compete in national Competitions. 

Club Tournaments Master point awards are uploaded directly to the SBU masterpoints database. League matches & MacLaren Cup points are sent to the SBU by the East District Secretary. Certain competitions, the Club Cup, various Congresses still issue paper certificates. These should be submitted to the SBU at:

SBU Dept #16; 196 Rose St; Edinburgh; EH2 4A

The SBU runs annual tournaments aimed at different ranks of players (players ranked higher than  those shown are not allowed to play).  (NB Many of these competitions are held in Edinburgh.)

 

Rank

Pairs Competition

Individual Competiton

Club Master

Johnston

Fairlie

Local Master

Johnston

Fairlie

District Master

Kennedy

Fairlie

Master

Jesner

Shenkin

Senior Master

Jesner

Shenkin

Scottish Master

Alan Fairlie

Harrison

National Master

Alan Fairlie

Harrison

Life Master

Bowman

Harrison

Senior Life Master

Bowman

Harrison

Grand Master

Arthur

Harrison /Benjamin

You can look up your  Master Point record by going to the SBU’s MEMPAD system at www.mempad.co.uk   You can also see the rank of other players.  You login using your SBU number, but you need to obtain a password – to do this you need to email the SBU.  For more information see the SBU website and at Mempad. The Mempad database is the SBU record of your details so, you can keep these upto date by logging in and updating any changes to address- emails.