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Tournaments

Federation tournaments

What is a federation tournament?

This is an official tournament organised with a national bridge federation.
A federation tournament allows participants to increase their federation rank thanks to the official points awarded at the end of the tournament (provided that the participant is a member of the partner federation).

Can I take part in federation tournaments if I am not a member of a federation?

Yes, these tournaments are open to everyone.

What are the "Funbridge Points" awarded at the end of each tournament for?

For each federation tournament played, you earn Funbridge Points on top of those awarded by the federation.
They allow you to join the Funbridge Points rankings. It is perfect to see how you compare to the whole community of Funbridge players.

What is a "Funbridge Points tournament"?

This is a tournament allowing you to earn Funbridge Points only.

What are the features of these tournaments (frequency, rankings, number of deals)?

What is the entry fee?

To take part in these tournaments, you must have enough credits for the given federation. To buy credits, go to the home screen of a federation tournament and click the button "Purchase tournaments" or go to our online shop.

Why aren't other players' results displayed?

At the end of the deal, players have only access to their own result on the deal, i.e. contract played, result, score and rank.
Other players' results are displayed only when the tournament is over.

How are the deals of a tournament dealt?

The number of deals generated for a tournament is higher than the number of deals played, so that all players won't play the same deals and not in the same order.

Are non-played deals included in the score displayed?

The average displayed takes into account the results on deals played. Only played deals are taken into account. Any non-played deal at the end of the tournament will get a score of 0%.

How are points awarded?

  • Funbridge Points
  • They are calculated as follows:
    Points earned = 2 x (Number of participants + 1 - Rank) / log10(Rank +2)
  • Expert Points (FFB)
  • The awarding of Expert Points for a tournament is calculated based on the following formula:

    T = BV x N x 5/18

    Where:
    • T = number of Expert Points to award
    • BV = variable coefficient detailed below
    • N = number of players
    BV is calculated as follows:

    If N<=25 BV=X
    If 25>N<=50 BV=8N/5 + X - 40
    If 50>N<100 BV=2 N/5 + X + 20
    If N>=100 BV=X + 60

    With X=100 (coefficient for afternoon tournaments sanctioned by the FFB).

    The number of points awarded to each player is calculated based on the following formula:

    A(r)=K x ((N + a) / r - a)^m (Please note that "m" is an exponent and means "to the power m") where:
    • K is a multiplier set so that the sum of the points awarded is equal to the overall number of points.
    • a=3/2, which allows to award Expert Points to two thirds of the participants.
    • r is the rank reached by the player.
    • Up to 50 players: the m exponent is equal to 1/2.
    • Beyond 50 players: m=1/2 - L/60 with L=Napierian logarithm (N/4).
  • Green Points (FSB)
  • The number of Green Points awarded at the end of a tournament is equal to twice the number of players in the tournament.

    The number of points awarded to each player is calculated based on the following formula:

    A(r)=K x ((N + a) / r - a)^m (Please note that "m" is an exponent and means "to the power m") where:
    • K is a multiplier set so that the sum of the points awarded is equal to the overall number of points.
    • a=2, which allows to award Green Points to half of the participants.
    • r is the rank reached by the player.
    • Up to 50 players: the m exponent is equal to 1/1.9.
    • Beyond 50 players: m=1/1.9 - L/60 with L=Napierian logarithm (N/4).
  • Master Points (EBU)
  • Master points are awarded to the top 1/3 of players, rounded up.

    Each player is awarded 3*(n-p+1) points, where:
    n=number of awards
    p=place of player
    Exception: the lowest possible award is 6, so the lowest place receiving an award will usually get 6 (rather than 3).

    When places are tied, Master Points are shared but rounded up to the nearest 3.

    Example for 34 players: 12 players receive Master Points.

    Place Award
    1 36
    2 33
    3= 30 Two shared awards rounded up
    3= 30
    5 24
    6= 18
    6= 18 Three shared awards: each get the average of their awards
    6= 18
    9 12
    10 9
    11 6
    12 6 Last position gets 6 rather than 3
  • Masterpoints (NBF)
  • Masterpoints are awarded based on the following principle agreed by the NBF:
    • The winner wins a number of points equal to 1.5 times the number of participants.
    • The next players win the number of points earned by the player preceding them multiplied by:
    • The minimum between (player's rank / (player's rank + 1)) and (maximum between 2/3 and exp( (log (4/preceding player's points)) / ((number of players / 3) - player's rank + 1)).
    • At the end of the tournament, all points are divided by two and rounded up.
  • Masterpoints (TBF)
  • Masterpoints are awarded by the TBF directly. Please get in touch with the federation to find out more about the calculation method used.
  • Robot Bridge Points (WBF)
  • 1st place: 1,500 WRBP (maximum)
    2nd place: 80% of maximum
    3rd place: 70% of maximum
    4th place: 60% of maximum
    5th – 19th place: 55% of maximum
    20th – 39th place: 50% of maximum
    40th – 59th place: 45% of maximum
    60th – 79th place: 40% of maximum
    80th – 99th place: 35% of maximum
    100th – 119th place: 30% of maximum
    120th – 139th place: 25% of maximum
    140th – 159th place: 20% of maximum
    160th – 179th place: 15% of maximum
    180th – 200th place: 10% of maximum

    Please note that only 50% of participants will earn points. For instance, if there are 60 participants, only the top 30 players will earn WRBP according to the point scale above.
  • Master Points (EBL)
  • Rank <50 50-99 >=100
    1 20 30 40
    2 16 26 36
    3 14 24 34
    4 12 22 32
    5 10 20 30
    6 8 18 28
    7 6 16 26
    8 4 14 24
    9 2 12 22
    10 10 20
    11 8 18
    12 6 16
    13 4 14
    14 2 12
    15 10
    16 8
    17 6
    18 4
    19 2
  • Experience Points (FPB)
  • Experience Points are awarded by the FPB directly. Please get in touch with the federation to find out more about the calculation method used.
  • Expert Points (RBBF)
  • Expert Points are awarded by the RBBF directly. Please get in touch with the federation to find out more about the calculation method used.
  • Federation Points (AEB)
  • 0.5 points to the first player reaching or above the average, then 0.5 more points to each player ranked above. If there are equally placed players, the sum of the points they score is evenly split between them.