2018 NSW Under 100 Masterpoints Pairs Championships
The results for the 2018 Under 100 Masterpoints Championships Finals, played between Nov 26 and Dec 2 at various venues around NSW, are now available. The scores from all 13 separate venues were matchpointed across the state and the results for all 211 pairs who competed are shown in the following files:
Updated 29th December 2018
The results posted last week have been modified because a case of mistaken identity of one of the players has been discovered. The affected pair has moved out of the 25-50 category into the 50-100 category and this has affected the 25-50 Category prize list.
- Unhandicapped results in finishing order
- Handicapped results in finishing order
- Handicapped results, club by club
- Handicapped results by masterpoint category
Detailed results, including score frequency tables for each board played, can be found at www.nationwidepairs.com.au/uhmppairs.html. Follow the links on the left of screen to Overall Results and Frequency Tables. Ignore any masterpoint awards shown on this site – they are incorrect.
In accordance with the ABF Masterpoint Scheme, all awards were calculated on the non-handicapped results and include a Master Factor (shown in the following table). Awards are made to the top half of the field in each masterpoint division.
|Master Factor applied||0.450||0.575||0.650||0.800|
The awards are somewhat less than in previous years as the event was reduced from two sessions (with sessional and outright awards) to just a single session.
The top prize of free entry and an ABF grant to attend the Restricted Butler Pairs at the Melbourne ANC (July 20 & 21) is based on the non-handicapped scores. Congratulations to Anthea Piddington and Warwick Birch from Trumps Bridge Centre.
All other prizes are awarded on the basis of the handicapped results. Clearly the handicapping is having the desired effect as the top five place-getters were all within 0.9% of each other and represented 3 of the 4 different MP groups. Cash prizes ($300, $200 & $100) are awarded to the pairs coming first, second and third overall. The handicapping procedure is explained here.
1st Paulina Martin - Ming Li (50-99.99)
2nd Marian Wallis - Lee Buckland (10-24.99)
3rd Anthea Piddington - Warwick Birch (50-99.99)
Winning pairs in each Masterpoint Division win $100, whilst each runner-up receives a voucher from the Bridge Shop worth $30. These Divisional prizes will be awarded to those pairs who have not already received a cash prize for finishing in the top three places overall, so will devolve to the pairs running 4th in the 10-24.99 division and 4th and 5th in the 50-99.99 division. In addition, all the prize winners listed have won subscriptions to the Novice Edition of Australian Bridge magazine. Each winner needs to email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your email address so that your on-line subscription can be set up.
Certificates will also be issued to the winners in each division at each of the centres holding local finals. Winners of major prizes can expect to receive them sometime in late January.
List of divisional prize winners based on handicapped results
50-99.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Paulina Martin - Ming Li
2nd Anthea Piddington - Warwick Birch
3rd Stewart Barnsley - John van Doorn
4th David Higgins - Stephen Smith
5th Georgina Kus - John Price
25-49.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Isobel Johnstone - Geoffrey Davis
2nd Chris Moore - Noreen Moore
3rd Denise Franklin - Mary Abbey
10-24.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Marian Wallis - Lee Buckland
2nd Marcelle Goslin - John Drew
3rd Sue Wood - Meg Gardiner
4th Penny Powell - Philip Powell
0-9.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Jeanette Walker - Ken Jones
2nd Jayne Pines - Brenda Whitman
3rd Frank Marchand - Sue Dorrington
Comments from the Organiser
It was pleasing that the number pf pairs participating increased by over 25% compared to last year. This was almost certainly due to reducing the Final to a single session and allowing it to be played anytime over a one week period. There were 211 pairs playing at 13 different venues, but our aim should be to double both those numbers over the next few years. It was disappointing that a few clubs that participated in 2017 did not do so in 2018.
All aspects of the event are up for discussion. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, please email email@example.com .
Thanks to all the players for being involved. I hoped you enjoyed it. The UHMP Finals will be held in the week November 25 to December 1 in 2019. I hope you’ll take part.
Warren Lazer (Organiser)
Finals: Sometime in the week November 26 to December 2 at a local club.
Club sessions are held in September and October in your local club. Entry fee: $2. Check your local club for session times.
|Masterpoint range||% of registered
active NSW players
The Under 100MP State Pairs Championships are restricted to those players with fewer than 100 masterpoints as at August 31, 2018.
Early rounds (club sessions) will be played in affiliated clubs and scored locally. Local Finals are played simultaneously over a single session in the last week of November at about 20 different centres scattered around NSW.
Red masterpoints are issued at level B4s and will be paid for by the NSWBA. Masterpoints are calculated and awarded separately in each masterpoint division.
Entry fee is just $2.00 per player, payable when you play your club session.
Prizes will include free entry to major Australian Restricted and or Novice events (donated by the ABF), cash, certificates and subscriptions to the online Novice Edition of the Australian Bridge magazine.
Clubs that will be participating are listed below.
|The following clubs are holding UHMP sessions during September and/or October.||UHMP Finals will be held by the following clubs between November 26 and December 2. Contact the club for further details.|
The Tournament Organiser of this event (on behalf of the NSWBA) is Warren Lazer. All correspondence and queries should be sent to or ring Warren on (02) 9744 1555 after 10.00 am.