Master Points and Rating Points
To view your Master Points on line you need to use the link on the Home Page. This takes you to the NZ Bridge web site. The first time you go there you will need to register with NZ Bridge. After that you simply enter your email address and a password to enter. Here you can view the status of your Master Points and even check the events where these were earned. Also your Rating Points are shown.
Master and Rating Points Explained
Master Point Awards There are three categories of Master Point awards.
"B" Points are not convertible to "A" Points.
"C" Points are converted to "B" Points in the ratio of 100 "C" Points to 1 "B" Point.
Master Point Gradings
Master Point gradings are established as at 1 January (or as near to this date as possible) in each and every year.
Open Local Master 0*–4* and 100+ Rating Points
or Local Master 5* and above
or Provincial Master or higher rank.
Intermediate Club Master or lower rank and 30 or fewer Rating Points but 5 or more "A" Points
or Club Master or lower rank with more than 30 Rating Points
or Local Master 0*–4* and 0–100 Rating Points.
Junior Club Master or lower rank and 30 or fewer Rating Points and fewer than 5 A Points.
Master Point Rankings
There are ten ranks that are accorded to holders of Master Points.
Certificate of Proficiency
Silver Grand Master
Gold Grand Master
Aggregate of "A" and "B" Points
100 (including at least 50 A Points)
200 (including at least 100 A Points)
350 (including at least 175 A Points)
500 (including at least 250 A Points)
1000 (including at least 500 A Points)
2500 (including at least 1250 A Points)
4000 (including at least 2500 A Points)
Similarly, Stars are awarded to Masters of other ranks who have not attained sufficient "A" points for promotion to a higher rank.
Example – A 1-star National Master will have acquired 700 plus total Points but not yet attained 250 A Points to move to the rank of Life Master.
Rating Points are calculated as previous Rating Points x 0.8 plus the total of "A" and "B" Points earned in the immediate past year.
Example Previous Rating Points 80 x 0.8 = 64
Total of "A" and "B" Points earned in past year, e.g. 3 A + 17 B = 20
New Rating Points 84 (64 +20)
The calculation is currently done at 31 December each year and the new Rating Points come into effect as at 1 January, or as soon as possible in that year.
Source: NZ Bridge Manual