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2019 Masters Points Standings
Updated through the August 2019 tournament

Player Points
Chris Yep
434
Maron Cury
249
Trevor Dierkes
241
Jon Stephens
209
David Steinberg
176
Edwin Jones
132
Joe Calvaruso
117
Stu Cohen
91
John Baron
87
David Rearick
61
Jason Marshall
61
Brendan Leal
60
Peter Swartwout
54
Dale Berlin
39
Frank Bresky
24
Andy Kennedy
17
Mike Rezai
17
Eric Verway-Cohen
14
Loren McCumber
7
Luke Smith
7
Jersey
2
Ray Cifani
2
Meral Plosch
2
John Schraufnagel
2

Click here for a PDF of the full standings with a month-by-month breakdown of the points

Statistics and other historical information via backgames.org can be found here.

2018 Final Results can be found here.
2017 Final Results can be found here.
2016 Final Results can be found here.
2015 Final Results can be found here.
2014 Final Results can be found here.
2013 Final Results can be found here.
2012 Final Results can be found here.

Masters Points System for Single and Double-Elimination Tournaments

Ten (10) points will be awarded for each match won in the Main bracket, while seven (7) points will be awarded for each match won in the Consolation if there is one. Matches that are won by forfeit for any reason will not count towards the Masters Points total for the winning player.

One point will be awarded to a player who completes and loses his first match in a single elimination event. Two points will be awarded to a player who completes and loses his first two matches in a double elimination event. One point will be awarded to a player who completes his first match but withdraws from the tournament before playing his second match in a double elimination event.

Bonuses will be given for:

  •  First place (winner of the Main bracket) – 40 points
  •  Second place (loser of the Main bracket final) – 20 points
  • Third place (winner of the Consolation final, if held) – 20 points

Masters Points System for Round-Robin Tournaments

We have a points system specifically for round-robin tournaments, based on the number of matches won, and how many players there are:

  # of Matches Won
Players 0 1 2 3 4 5
4 2 22 37 60
5 2 15 25 40 65
6 2 11 18 28 46 74

If there are two or more players tied for first place as far as record, head-to-head records will be used to determine the overall winner, runner-up, and so on. The head-to-head winner will get 5 bonus points and be considered to be in first place. If there is no clear head-to-head winner (as can be the case with 3 or more players tied) then no bonus points will be awarded, and a tie will be upheld.

Round-robin tournaments are rare.  Due to increased attendance in recent years, the last round-robin (main) tournament was held in September 2014.

Events other than the monthly tournaments will not affect one’s standings.  The other events in question may include, but are not limited to, competitions versus other clubs; Internet play; and Jackpot or Knockout events.

Tiebreaks

To break ties in the standings the following tiebreaks are used in order:

  1. Number of First Place finishes
  2. Number of Second/Third (tie) Place finishes
  3. Number of Fourth Place finishes
  4. Attendance (number of regular monthly tournaments attended)
  5. (For Player of the Year only) A short playoff match (or matches if more than two players are tied) arranged by the director and the tied players

Note: The final tiebreaker (a playoff match or matches) will only be used to determine Player of the Year. For placings below Player of the Year this final tiebreak will be skipped and players will remain tied. If needed to determine selection for club team tournaments (e.g. the Ohio Valley Challenge Cup), a short playoff match may still be used if necessary, but the players will remain tied in the official standings.