Manual Scoring

ARTIFICIAL SCORES (50% - 50%)

Other Artificial Scores (60:40, 40:40 etc.)

In the 9 table event, the top score for each board is 16 and the average score is 8. Allocate this first. These points have to come off other scores or the board will be worth more than 72 matchpoints. Take 1 from each of your available scores. (If two or more averages have been awarded then subtract two or more from every other score.

16      14      12      10      8      6      4      2      0

becomes

15      13      11      9      7      5      3      1

Allocate these as before

Artificial Scores
Brd 4 Dlr West All Vul
Tbl Contract &
Tricks Won
NS Score EW Score NS EW NS MPs EW MPs
13CE 10 130197 
23NTE 11 660221 
32NTE 8 120349 
43NTW 7200 4615 
53NTE 9 600583 
66CE 1150%50%618 
75CE 10100 7311 
83SN 9140 8513 
93CE 11 150975 
CHECK SUM7272

Compare this to the first exercise and you can see that NS4 now get only 15 for their top score and EW2 get 1 instead of zero for their bottom. Cpmputer programmes use one of a number of formulae to lessen this damage or benefit. The Neuberg Formula in commonly used in Australia.

Now put in the complement of 16 for each EW score and get your check totals.

Artificial Scores
Brd 4 Dlr West All Vul
Tbl Contract &
Tricks Won
NS Score EW Score NS EW NS MPs EW MPs
13CE 10 1301979
23NTE 11 66022115
32NTE 8 1203497
43NTW 7200 46151
53NTE 9 60058313
66CE 1150%50%6188
75CE 10100 73115
83SN 9140 85133
93CE 11 15097511
CHECK SUM7272

Link to Practice Exercise