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2023 NSW Under 100 Masterpoints Pairs Championships

David Hadley and Marney Tilley - Armidale BC
1st Overall and 25-50 winners

Kay Oxley and Robyn Thomas - Ballina BC
2nd Overall and 0-10 winners

Denice Richards and Ange Bettess - Ballina BC
50-100 3rd

Sue Ashley and Kerry Robertson
Best Brisbane Water BC Pair



The results for the 2023 Under 100 Masterpoints Championships Finals, played between Nov 21 and 27 at various venues around NSW, are now available.  This year we had 179 pairs.  The scores from all 11 separate venues were matchpointed across the state and the results for all competing pairs are shown in the following files:

Detailed results for each pair and score frequency tables for each board played can be found at  The number of participating pairs dropped slightly from last year, not a trend we want to see.

Note that when the event is matchpointed across the state, percentages and order of rank can vary quite considerably from those obtained when matchpointing involves only those players within the Local Final. The smaller the Local Final session, the greater this effect. A more detailed explanation of this effect can be found in this article: UHMP Scoring.

Masterpoint awards

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.

Masterpoint Division





Master Factor applied





These awards, along with those from club sessions held September through November, will be included in the end of December Masterpoint Centre update.


The top prize of free entry and an ABF grant to attend the Restricted Butler Pairs at the Orange ANC (July 13 & 14) is based on the non-handicapped scores. Congratulations to David Hadley and Marney Tilley from Armidale Bridge Club.

All other prizes are awarded on the basis of the handicapped results.  Cash prizes ($300, $200 & $100) are awarded to the pairs coming first, second and third overall.  

» Explanation of the handicapping procedure

Overall results

1st    David Hadley – Marney Tilley (25-50)     Armidale

2nd    Robyn Thomas – Kay Oxley (0-10)         Ballina

3rd   Michael Reardon-Small – Valerie Mills (25-50)   Sydney Bridge Centre

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 lower placed pairs in the 0-10 and 25-50 divisions.  In addition, first, second and third in each division have won subscriptions to the online version of Australian Bridge magazine.

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 January.

List of divisional prize winners based on handicapped results

50-99.99 Masterpoint Division

1st           Pauline Quinlan – Ros Rutter (Coffs Harbour)

2nd           Carol Trickett – Laurie Budden (Georges River)

3rd           Denice Richards – Ange Bettess (Ballina)

25-49.99 Masterpoint Division

1st           David Hadley – Marney Tilley (Armidale)

2nd           Michael Reardon-Small – Valerie Mills (Sydney Bridge Centre)

3rd           Lindsay Rockett – Deonne Samodol (Peninsula)

4th           Ron McNally – Edith McNally (Illawarra Bridge Association)

10-24.99 Masterpoint Division

1st           Lindy Stevenson – Robyn Hepburn (Armidale)

2nd           Jayden Kang – Duncan Lai (Sydney Bridge Centre)

3rd           Sinclair Stewart – Ron Cross (Port Macquarie – Hastings)


0-9.99 Masterpoint Division

1st           Robyn Thomas – Kay Oxley (Ballina)

2nd           Annette Lopez – Don Clark (Illawarra Bridge Association)

3rd           Julie Scherf – Bev Cheers (Armidale)

4th           Susan Ashley – Kerry Robertson (Brisbane Water)

Comments from the Organiser

All aspects of the event are up for discussion. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, please email

Thanks to all the players for being involved. I hoped you enjoyed it. The UHMP Finals will be held in the week November 23 – December 1 in 2024. I hope you’ll take part.

Yours sincerely,
Warren Lazer (Organiser)



Over 70% of the registered active players in the state have fewer than 100 masterpoints. The Under 100 Masterpoint Pairs Championships (UHMP) are restricted to those players with fewer than 100 masterpoints as at September 1, 2023. The UHMP are played in two independent stages and in four masterpoint divisions (see table below).
Masterpoint range % of registered
active NSW players
0-9.99 MP 32%
10-24.99 MP 14%
25-49.99 MP 12%
50-99.99 MP 12%

The first stage consists of club sessions played in your local club during September and October.  Check your local club for session times.

The second stage consists of a Local Final sometime in the week 27 November - 3 December, 2023 at a local club. All Local Finals play the same boards and the results will be matchpointed across the state. 

Red masterpoints are issued at level B4s. Masterpoints are calculated and awarded separately in each masterpoint division.

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.

UHMP Finals will be held by the following clubs between 26 November and 1 December. Contact the club for further details.
Armidale Bridge Club (2-010) Wed 29 Nov 1.00pm
Ballina Bridge Club (2-016) Thu 30 Nov 1.00pm
Brisbane Water Bridge Club (2-022) Wed 29 Nov 12.30pm
Coffs Harbour Bridge Club (2-028) Mon 27 Nov 1.00pm
Cowra Bridge Club (2-038) Tue 28 Nov 12.30pm
Georges River Bridge Club (2-237) Tue 28 Nov 10.00am
Illawarra Bridge Association (2-105) Sun 26 Nov 1.30pm
Mudgee Bridge Club (The) (2-153) Mon 27 Nov 12.30pm
Nowra Bridge Club (The) (2-235) Mon 27 Nov 1pm
Peninsula Bridge Club (2-210) Fri 1 Dec 1.15pm
Port Macquarie-Hastings Bridge Club (2-227) Fri 1 Dec 1.00pm
Sydney Bridge Centre (2-006) Sun 26 Nov 1.30pm
For Clubs

The NSWBA invites all affiliated clubs to conduct sessions for the 2023 Under 100 MP Pairs Championships.

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Warren Lazer
Phone: 02 9744 1555 after 10.00 am