Rules / Tournament Format / Master Point System
2019 USBGF rules & procedures will be followed. Clocks are preferred for every match and will be used if either player requests one. Click the link below to read the USBGF rules.
A double elimination format will be adhered to with byes being drawn as necessary. The loser of the winner's bracket will drop to the consolation bracket to play for 2nd place against the winner of the consolation bracket. 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 winner of the consolation bracket is 2nd place. The prize money being split (60%/40%). When attendance is larger (more than 12 players) a standard double elimination format will be followed paying 3 places (1st-50%, 2nd- 30%, 3rd- 20%).
The tournament entry fee is $20 for any player that has cashed (1st or 2nd place) in a CBPC tournament in the past. $10 for anyone else until they cash at which time their entry fee is $20. 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.