Gold Points are awarded for any performance, in a single EBU event*, plus the BGB Gold Cup, which earns 5 Green Points or more. Gold Points are expressed to two decimal places, and devalue at the rate of 20% of their original value per annum. Gold Points are not used in determining a player’s Master Points rank but are an indicator of current form, and of performance at a high level. * - from 1st August 2016 any EBU members playing in Welsh or Scottish events will have any local or national master points registered to their record exactly as at present but will not have Green Points converted to Gold Points when they earn five or more Green Points. Any members from Scotland or Wales who are also members of the EBU will only have Gold Points earned in English events credited to their EBU record. The BGB Gold Cup is not affected by the policy.