The aim of MPs is to endeavour to indicate the true worth of a player. MPs won years ago are, therefore, worth less than those MPs won more recently. In other words, the capital of MPs of a player must diminish and, if not added to by new successes, will tend to disappear.
On the other hand, the PPs represent the CAREER of a player. Therefore, the PPs won years ago have the same value as those won more recently. Thus the PPs do not diminish but continue to accumulate.
These are awarded for Senior events only and a separate ranking is recorded. The titles are qualified slightly differently as well.
a) World Grand Master (WGM): 10 PPs and winning at least one World Championship.
b) World Life Master (WLM): 5 PPs. OR winning at least one World Championship title
c) World International Master (WIM): 350 MPs
d) World Master (WM): 150 MPs
From Montreal 2002 ALL titled players will now keep their titles for life.
The MPs won in the Open ,Women, Senior and Mixed events will be subject to different rankings and will appear in four separate lists. If a women wins MPs or PPs in an Open event these points will appear as Open Masterpoints against her name, so a woman can own an Open title.
a) In the Open list with the accumulation MPs and PPs won in the Open events. These MPs and PPs will determine the player's position in the Open ranking.
b) In the Women list with the accumulation of MPs and PPs won in Women’s. These MPs and PPs will determine her position in the Women’s ranking.
c) In the Mixed list with the accumulation of MPs and PPs won in Mixed Events. These MPs and PPs will determine the player's position in the Mixed ranking.
Senior ranking with Senior titles is based on SPs accumulated from Senior events only. SPs won in Senior events will only go to this ranking and not to any other rankings.
There is a separate ranking for Seniors titles, and these scales are below.
Seniors events do not attract Placing Points.
Senior Grand Master (SGM): - 1000 SP and winning at least one WBF Senior World Championship
Senior Life Master (SLM): - Won at least one WBF Senior World Championship
Senior International Master (SIM): - 350 SP
Senior Master (SM): - 150 SP
A new total of MPs for each player was established. This new total took into account only those MPs won during the last twelve years (from 1981 to 1992 inclusive). The total was then multiplied by ten. This multiplication is used in order to enlarge the scope of the MPs and enable other tournaments to be endowed with MPs. On the other hand, the PPs total will take into account all the results. The title of WGM and WLM obtained through the previous system will be maintained.
At the end of each year the total MPs for each player will be reduced by 15% (obviously the MPs won that year are not touched). The end of a ‘Master Point year’ coincides with the beginning of the WBF World Championship each year. Given that fractions of MPs do not exist, a system of ‘rounding-out’ will be used:
3.4 = 3 3.5 = 4 0.5 = 1 0.1 = 1
If a player’s total number of MPs becomes less than 3, it will be considered to equal zero.
The rankings will normally be established firstly according to the MPs and then according to the PPs. Any objections will normally only be accepted during the current Master Point year.
Determining whether a team has won or drawn is based on their VP score and not their IMP score.
It was agreed that for events with a complete round robin that the final round robin ranking would be used to arrive at positions from 5th downwards.
When qualified for QF the losing teams have the same number of points – i.e. 5 – 8 ( added Jan 2015 )
In team events, in order to qualify for MPs and PPs won by the team, a player must have played a certain minimum number of boards of the total number of boards played by his team.
2) Tournaments in which the KO phase consists of quarter-finals, semi-finals and final ;.
3) Tournaments in which the KO phase consists of eighth-finals (round of 16), quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.
If the total number of hands played is not divisible by three, the exact number of hands required must be specified in the Conditions of Contest relating to the tournament, which may in any case make special provision for masterpoint awards for individual events.