Playoff points within each division accumulate throughout the season based on the results of the monthly tournaments. The top 7 points earners in each division qualify for the Championship Playoffs, competing for the titles of Intermediate Player of the Year and, for the winner of the Open division, NEBC Club Champion.

How Does it Work?

Match Points

Each time you win a match, you are awarded a number of points equal to the length of that match. (7 points for a 7-point match, etc.) In the event your match is shortened due to time pressures, you would still be awarded the number of points specified as the original match length.

Bonus Points

Anytime you reach a “cashing” round in a tournament, you are awarded bonus points as follows:

Main Bracket
1st: 50 points
2nd: 25 points
Semi-finalists: 12 points*

Consolation Bracket
1st: 25 points
2nd: 12 points**

*In the event that fewer than 16 players enter a tournament, the semi-finalists do not cash, but are entered in the consolation bracket. In this case, these players would receive either their 12 semi-finalist points, or their 25 consolation winner points, whichever is greater.

**In the event that fewer than 14 players enter a tournament, no cash award will be given for 2nd-place Consolation, but Bonus points still accrue.

In the event that fewer than 8 players enter, Bonus points will still be awarded so long as a player wins at least one match to earn them.

Participation Points

If you show up, but don’t win any matches, you receive 2 points for participating.

Double-Bonus Events

In our November and May tournaments, Bonus Points are doubled (but with usual 12-point winners earning 25 points) and match lengths are increased in the Open division. These exciting events provide opportunities for large leaps in the standings, so the race remains competitive throughout the year.

June Participation Points

A regular tournament will be held in June, in addition to the excitement of the playoff finals. All participants in attendance will earn¬†15 Bonus Points applied to the following season’s points race.

Playoff Format

After the May tournament, the top 7 points earners in each division will compete in their divisional playoffs, with the top scorer gaining a valuable 1st-round bye. The other six players will be seeded according to standing: 2nd vs. 7th; 3rd vs. 6th; 4th vs. 5th. NEBC will provide cash prizes for the winners, finalists and semi-finalists, commensurate with the cash accumulated by NEBC over the course of the current season.

Open Division
Rounds 1 & 2: Best 2 out of 3, 9-point matches.
Finals: Best 3 out of 5, 9-point matches.

Intermediate Division
Rounds 1 & 2: Best 2 out of 3, 7-point matches.
Finals: Best 3 out of 5, 7-point matches.

Rounds 1 & 2 are to be scheduled by participants at a time and place of mutual convenience in advance of the final tournament of our season in June, when the finals in both divisions will take place, leading to the naming of the “NEBC Club Champion” and the “Intermediate Player of the Year”.

Final Standings (2018-2019)

Club Champion - Marty Storer

Finalist - Howard Rosenthal

Intermediate Player of the Year - Danny Lynch

Finalist - Wanda Roberts

Open Division

1Storer, Marty555
2Kornwitz, David377
3Zamanian, Alex360
4Sweetman, Rich329
5Leonard, John268
6Rosenthal, Howard232
7Kornwitz, Jeremy210
8Hassman, Stephen199
9Sulkala, Eric169
10Steg, Albert168
11Roberts, Dougie163
12Semerci, Yavuz158
13Alterman, Michael124
14Noyes, Duncan119
15Kay, Michael91
16Caracciolo, Paul A.89
17Caracciolo, Paul M.88
18Vining, Nick75
19Krell, Marc71
20Bluestone, Daniel66
21Ithier, Joseph66
22O'Riordan, Tom44
23Hermansen, Marcus29
24McKenna, Jim28
25Barrows, Bill26
26Theriault, Al25
27Smidt, John16
28Cantito, Albert15
29Grassia, Mark12
30Cummings, Steve11
31Rondeau, Roger4
32Towle, Seth4
33Ahola, Ed2
34DeTroia, Mark2
35Milani, Shahin2
36Tayeh, Chaz2

Intermediate Division

1Lynch, Danny479
2Richmond, Jordan278
3Stark, Paul217
4Boggess, Stephen173
5Seidel, Phyllis141
6Roberts, Wanda136
7Douglas, Steve124
8Libkin, Dale117
9Rozmiarek, Ed113
10Bunnell, Brian110
11Murray, Edward75
12Kazachkov, Liz70
13Crystal, Michael59
14Weng, Don55
15Krell, Payson48
16Keeney, Pam43
17Bullock, Scott41
18DeTroia, Mark36
19Grandon, Charles32
20Galbraith, Polly31
21Lynch, Zach26
22Valliere, Steve22
23Morton, Keith19
24Krell, Shana17
25Arredondo, Jeff16
26Brennan, Robert15
27Lobato, Carlos12
28Weng, Tania12
29Singh, Bal10
30Dresser, Elaine7
31Sherman, Doug7
32Simon, Simon7
33Dresser, Dutch5
34Aranitasi, Dritan2
35Connelly, Tom2
36Lynch, Joni2
37So, Eugene2
38Tayeh, Genevieve2