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Calculations of Master Point Awards

How much should strength of field, size of field, and duration of event contribute to master point awards?

Here are the awards for some finishes in pairs events concluded on July 29 in Atlanta:

  • About 75 master points:
    • 6th in six session unlimited mp NABC+ Von Zedtwitz LM Pairs (78 (no, should be 168) tables start) (actual = 76.00 mps)  (1st, btw, was 190.00 mps)
    • 1st in four session 0-10000 NABC Pairs (44 (no, should be 87) tables start) (actual = 80.00 mps; 2nd was 60.00 mps)
    • 1st in six session 0-6000 Bruce LM Pairs (32 (no, number not clear to me, were about 63 tables on Day 2?) tables start)
  • About 50 mps:
    • 14th in six session unlimited mp NABC+ Von Zedtwitz LM Pairs (78 (no, should be 168) tables start) (actual = 49.57 mps)
    • 3rd in four session 0-10000 NABC Pairs (44 (no, should be 87) tables start) (actual = 45.00 mps)
    • 2nd in six session 0-6000 Bruce LM Pairs  (32 (no, number not clear to me, were about 63 tables on Day 2?) tables start) (actual = 56.25 mps; 3rd was 42.19 mps)
    • 1st in six session 0-2500 Young LM Pairs  (26 (no, should be 50) tables start)
  • About 25 mps:
    • 37th in six session unlimited mp NABC+ Von Zedtwitz LM Pairs (78 (no, should be 168) tables start) (actual = 24.78 mps)
    • 8th in four session 0-10000 NABC Pairs (44 (no, should be 87) tables start) (actual = 24.62 mps)
    • 9th in six session 0-6000 Bruce LM Pairs  (32 (no, number not clear to me, were about 63 tables on Day 2?) tables start)
    • 4th in six session 0-2500 Young LM Pairs (26 (no, should be 50) tables start) (actual = 23.08 mps; 3rd was 28.13 mps)

Edited to try to correct number of tables entering.

Any thoughts on how these awards contribute toward or work against long-term growth of duplicate bridge? 

Further edit: We each recognize that bridge players' choices of event -- for that matter their choice whether to even enter any event -- are motivated by (sometimes a mix of) several factors.  Some players want most to play against the best and will choose to play in the toughest competition for which they are eligible, without regard to whether such choice maximizes their expectation of their total mp award; some players want most to win and will choose to play in the easiest competition for which they are eligible, without regard to whether such choice maximizes their expectation of their total mp award; and some players want most to win master points and will choose to play in the competition that will maximize their expectation of their total mp award.  Because this post is about master point awards, please comment on your thoughts about the effect on the long-term growth of duplicate bridge on the latter group pf players; that is, the group of players whose choice of event or choice to enter any event is at least partly motivated by (their expectation of their) mp award for the event.

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