Affiliated Clubs Handbook > Masterpoints > State Masterpoint Issues

Congress licence fees and masterpoints

The process by which masterpoints from congresses arrive in players' masterpoint accounts has been described in an article by Julian Foster that has appeared in several editions of eCongress News:
Why I haven’t got my masterpoints yet

If you have submitted your congress results and masterpoint file to the SMPS, and have not seen your event on the ABF MPC website, then you need to chase the NSWBA Office to make sure that they have notified the SMPS that the event is ok to process (this will only happen after the congress licence fee has been paid).

Please note the Congress Licence Fee ("CLF") is payable to the NSWBA and is calculated based on the total number of masterpoints issued at a congress. The masterpoints themselves are payable to the ABF and clubs will receive invoices from the ABFMPC for those.

Warning: The ABF grant host clubs up to 1 month to submit their events to the ABFMPC, otherwise a late fee is applied by the ABFMPC at 4% per month late, or part thereof.

Clubs should therefore submit their results/masterpoint file and pay their CLF within 2 weeks of the end of the event, allowing the SMPS 2 weeks to process the event and submit it to the ABFMPC within their allowed deadline.

If there are delays in paying your CLF, this will also impact on the Congress Player of the Year updates shown in the eCongress Newsletter published each month. Those results can only be produced accurately once ALL congresses have been processed for the month.