Monday Club Spring Grand Prix

The Rules

The Spring Grand Prix comprises the competitive elements from each Monday session between January and April inclusive.
Each Monday, unless there are fewer than four players prepared to take part, a different element of low key competition will be staged, and the entry fee will be 5. A small percentage of the total entry pot will be retained for purchase of an engraved memento for the Grand Prix winner and highest placed intermediate and cash prizes for both the Grand Prix winner and the highest placed intermediate; a further small percentage will be retained as an admin charge.
In addition, some players may wish to play without an entry fee. In our welcoming Monday environment this is acceptable, but of course such players will not qualify either for prizes or for grand prix points.
For the purposes of the competitions, players' finishing positions will be the same whether or not there are any non-payers competing.

The different elements are:
3-point Round Robins:
Groups of 4, 5 or 6 players playing each other in matches to 3 points;
Tric Trac Tournos (modified):
Groups of up to 11 players playing each other in single game matches, with a points system which rewards gammons and backgammons a little more than usual;
DMP Tournos:
Groups of up to 11 players playing each other in single game matches (i.e. double match point).
Nackgammon Tournos:
Groups of up to 8 players playing each other in single game matches where the starting positions of the checkers are varied from the norm to give a game with greater contact; gammons and backgammons count in this format.

In 3-point Round Robins players will form a single group, or be split into multiple groups, depending on the total number of entries as follows:
4, 5, 6 or 7 players form a single group;
8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 players form two equal, or nearly equal, groups;
13, 14, 15, 16, 17 or 18 players form three equal, or nearly equal groups;
and so on;
non-paying players will be spread evenly between the groups.

In Nackgammon Tournos players will form a single group, or be split into multiple groups, depending on the total number of entries as follows:
4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 players form a single group;
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 players form two equal, or nearly equal, groups;
and so on;
non-paying players will be spread evenly between the groups.
But where there are only 4 or 5 players present, the Nackgammon Tourno will consist of two games against each opponent. (This rule brought in on September 1st, 2015.)

In Tric Trac Tournos (modified) and DMP Tournos players will form a single group, or be split into multiple groups, depending on the total number of entries as follows:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 players form a single group;
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 players form two equal, or nearly equal, groups;
and so on;
non-paying players will be spread evenly between the groups.
But where there are only 4 or 5 players present, the Tric Trac Tourno (modified) or DMP Tourno will consist of two games against each opponent. (This rule brought in on June 23rd, 2012. Previously the tourno would have been replaced with a single 3-point round robin.)
For 3-point Round Robins:
4 players: 1st 55 pts; 2nd 35; 3rd 20; 4th 10.
5 players: 1st 65 pts; 2nd 45; 3rd 30; 4th 20; 5th 10.
6 players: 1st 75 pts; 2nd 55; 3rd 40; 4th 30; 5th 20; 6th 10.
7 players: 1st 85 pts; 2nd 65; 3rd 50; 4th 40; 5th 30; 6th 20; 7th 10.
For Nackgammon Tournos as revised at September 1st, 2015:
4 players (playing twice): 1st 60 pts; 2nd 40; 3rd 25; 4th 10.
5 players (playing twice): 1st 75 pts; 2nd 55; 3rd 40; 4th 25; 5th 10.
6 players: 1st 54 pts; 2nd 40; 3rd 32; 4th 24; 5th 16; 6th 10.
7 players: 1st 60 pts; 2nd 48; 3rd 40; 4th 32; 5th 24; 6th 16; 7th 10.
8 players: 1st 66 pts; 2nd 54; 3rd 46; 4th 38; 5th 30; 6th 22; 7th 16; 8th 10.
Points and prizes are shared where players finish level.
For Tric Trac Tournos (modified) and DMP Tournos:
4 players (playing twice): 1st 48 pts; 2nd 32; 3rd 20; 4th 10.
5 players (playing twice): 1st 56 pts; 2nd 40; 3rd 30; 4th 20; 5th 10.
6 players: 1st 44 pts; 2nd 34; 3rd 26; 4th 20; 5th 15; 6th 10.
7 players: 1st 48 pts; 2nd 38; 3rd 32; 4th 26; 5th 20; 6th 15; 7th 10.
8 players: 1st 52 pts; 2nd 42; 3rd 36; 4th 30; 5th 25; 6th 20; 7th 15; 8th 10.
9 players: 1st 56 pts; 2nd 46; 3rd 40; 4th 35; 5th 30; 6th 25; 7th 20; 8th 15; 9th 10.
10 players: 1st 60 pts; 2nd 50; 3rd 45; 4th 40; 5th 35; 6th 30; 7th 25; 8th 20; 9th 15; 10th 10.
11 players: 1st 65 pts; 2nd 55; 3rd 50; 4th 45; 5th 40; 6th 35; 7th 30; 8th 25; 9th 20; 10th 15; 11th 10.
Points and prizes are shared where players finish level.

A player's points from all events are are added together, although when more than eight events are entered, lowest scoring events are discarded.
The Spring Grand Prix prize fund will fund engraved mementoes for the overall winner and the highest placed intermediate, with the remaining cash split between the overall winner and the highest placed intermediate.



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