2019 NSW Under 100 Masterpoints Pairs Championships
The results for the 2019 Under 100 Masterpoints Championships Finals, played between Nov 25 and Dec 1 at various venues around NSW, are now available. The scores from all 12 separate venues were matchpointed across the state and the results for all competing pairs are shown in the following files:
- 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 top prize of free entry and an ABF grant to attend the Restricted Butler Pairs at the Adelaide ANC (July 18 & 19) is based on the non-handicapped scores. Congratulations to Joanne Morgan and Gale Spalvins from the Sydney Bridge Centre.
All other prizes are awarded on the basis of the handicapped results. In previous years, the handicapping has narrowed the gap between the top five place-getters to within 1% of each other. Not so this year as first and second were 10% and 5% clear of the rest of the field and even the handicapping couldn’t pull them back to the field - though it did cause them to swap places. Cash prizes ($300, $200 & $100) are awarded to the pairs coming first, second and third overall.
1st Jane Ryan - Sarah Edelman (10-24.99)
2nd Joanne Morgan - Gale Spalvins (50-99.99)
3rd Anthony Gam - Helen Foster (0-9.99)
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 0-9.99, 10-24.99 and 50-99.99 divisions. 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 Joanne Morgan - Gale Spalvins
2nd Ray Ghioni - Robert Sheahan
3rd Lilly Wilson - Mary McDonald
4th Phill Robbins - Sue Fielder
25-49.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Colin Speller - Jodie Gudaitas
2nd Sandy Carter - Nerida Gillies
3rd Catherine Wood - Bernadette Mossman
10-24.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Jane Ryan - Sarah Edelman
2nd Ed Nataraj - Ken Hubbell
3rd Ian Jackson - Christine Jackson
4th Ania Glover - Marney Tilley
0-9.99 Masterpoint Division
1st Anthony Gam - Helen Foster
2nd Anne Easterman - Bill Roberts
3rd Julie Barker - Jorge Ros
4th Toni Ridge - Callie Taylor
Comments from the Organiser
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Thanks to all the players for being involved. I hoped you enjoyed it. The UHMP Finals will be held in the week November 23-29 in 2020. I hope you’ll take part.
Warren Lazer (Organiser)
Finals: Sometime in the week November 25 to December 1 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.
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active NSW players
The Under 100MP State Pairs Championships are restricted to those players with fewer than 100 masterpoints as at August 31, 2019.
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.
Enter a metropolitan final using the online calendar:
For entries to all of the other clubs, please contact the club directly
|The following clubs are holding UHMP sessions during September and/or October.||UHMP Finals will be held by the following clubs between November 25 and December 1. 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.