70% Rule for the Issuing of Master Points

December 30, 2015

From 1st January 2016, for a session to be eligible for the award of Master Points, it is necessary for each pair to be scheduled to play 70% or more of the boards which are in use. This only affects whether a session is eligible for Master Points - the session will still earn Magazine Points and contribute to the NGS as well as being liable for Universal Membership Subscription (UMS, formerly P2P) regardless of whether it complies with the regulation. The regulation is only relevant to pairs sessions - teams competitions are not affected. This regulation replaces the '75% rule' which was announced in 2014, but the implementation of which was deferred. Please see here for more information - 70-per-cent-rule