EBU provides fair and trustworthy measures of an individual’s performance when playing duplicate bridge.
The NGS is a measure of current performance for EBU members, which is of interest to the whole membership, from novices to ordinary club players to Internationals. It can also help players judge which events are suitable for them and which other players are of a similar standard to them.
Master points are awarded by the EBU to players for success in bridge tournaments run under their auspices, from regular club games to large national competitions. They provide a measure of lifetime achievement, which adds interest for many of our members and provides them with goals to aim at. The origins of the Master Point scheme - part 1; part 2; part 3.