The EBU is planning to introduce a new sort of Master Point from 1 January 2013 to help Clubs and Counties attract more players to their open competitions.
The EBU has been well aware for some time of a number of problems associated with the current arrangements:
We intend to try and alleviate these problems through the introduction of a new sort of Master Point designated Blue. The characteristics of these points are described in Attachment 1 and I would highlight the following
- Any Club or County event awarding Blue Points must
- Clubs can hold 2 such events each year and Counties 4. They can be new events or existing events but in either case they will require a licence.
- EBU Simultaneous Pairs events will award Blue Points rather than Green Points and overall there will be more green equivalents awarded
We are hoping that this enhancement will offer Clubs and Counties the opportunity to re-invigorate some of their competitions. We are announcing these plans well in advance to enable Clubs and Counties to discuss and plan their future calendar.