Most bridge sessions played at both club and tournament level are played for Master Points. If you finish in approximately the top third of your field, you will receive Master Points.
For a detailed explanation check out the NZ Bridge website here:
To check your masterpoints click this link and enter your name:
Read on for my simplified explanation.
Awarded for top placings at club sessions.
100 C points convert to 1 B point.
Awarded for top placings in B point tournaments,
or gained from earning 100 C points.
Awarded for top placings in A point tournaments.
B points never become A points.
These are derived from your accumulated Masterpoints (see above).
They are calculated at the beginning of each year and remain in place for the whole calendar year.
They are calculated as follows: Last years rating points are depreciated by 20% and then the total of your A & B points earned in the previous year are added.
Example: Last year’s points 80 x 0.8 = 64. A & B points from last year 3A + 17B = 20. New rating points are 84.
Junior: Less than 30 rating points
Intermediate: Less than 100 rating points.
Open: 101+ rating points.
This is simplified, note that 5 A points makes an Intermediate.
There are ten ranks accorded to holders of Master Points
Novice – A player with less than 5 A & B points
Certificate of Proficiency – Gained at a combination of 5 A & B points, remember 100 C points = 1 B point.
Club Master – Gained at 20 A & B points
Local Master – Gained at 50 A & B Points
Provincial Master – Gained at 100 A & B Points (at least 50 As)
Master – Gained at 200 A & B Points (at least 100 As)
National Master – Gained at 350 A & B Points (at least 175 As)
Life Master – Gained at 500 A & B Points (at least 250 As)
Grand Master – Gained at 1000 A & B Points (at least 500 As)
Silver Grand Master – Gained at 2500 A & B Points (at least 1250 As)
Gold Grand Master – Gained at 4000 A & B Points (at least 2500 As)
Emerald Grand Master – Gained at 8000 A & B Points (at least 6000 As)
Platinum Grand Master – Gained at 10,000 A & B Points (at least 7500 As)
As at May 2019 there was 1 each Emerald & Platinum Grand Masters in New Zealand.