Grand Prix Tables and Formulas
Grand Prix Tables and Methodology
We give here the tables and formulas used to calculate the Grand Prix points awarded for each tournament played in.
Standard table
The table below is a sample (and may not be the current) standard Grand Prix points table. To find your Grand Prix point score in the table below, find the row for your section and the column for your score in that section.
For example, let’s say you scored 3 wins in a 4round Reserve section. You would then get 356 Grand Prix points.
Nov17 
4 
3.5 
3 
2.5 
2 
1.5 
1 
0.5 
0 
Future Masters 
2000 
1588 
1260 
1000 
630 
500 
0 

Championship 
1260 
1000 
794 
630 
500 
315 
250 
0 
0 
Reserve 
565 
449 
356 
283 
224 
141 
112 
0 
0 
Primary 
356 
283 
224 
178 
141 
89 
71 
0 
0 
Booster 
200 
158 
125 
100 
79 
48 
38 
0 
0 
Primary Novice 
158 
125 
100 
79 
63 
40 
31 
0 
0 
K1 
158 
125 
100 
79 
63 
40 
31 
0 
0 
Note that, for nonnegative scores, it takes 1½ extra points to double your score. For example, a score of 2 in the Primary section is worth 141 points, while a score of 3.5 is worth 283 points.
Additional notes:
 A score of just ½ point in a 4round event does not earn Grand Prix points.
 There are small differences caused by rounding the results of the calculations used to produce these tables. We always use the rounded scores, as stated in the table, to compute total Grand Prix points.
Gradebased events
In addition to the standard table for each season, the season's grade championships each have their own tables:
The Grand Prix points table for the 2018 Greenwich City Championships
This table is unique to this event. it is based on the field attending, and will be published after the 2018 event.
The Grand Prix points table for the 2018 Westchester County Championships
This table is unique to this event. it is based on the field attending, and will be published after the 2018 event.
Methodology (illustrated for 2013)
Table for 4round sections. We start by presenting the complete 2013 table for a 4round section, including a hypothetical 4round over1300 section.
Feb 2013 
4 
3.5 
3 
2.5 
2 
1.5 
1 
0.5 
4round over 1300 
2520 
2000 
1588 
1260 
1000 
794 
630 
500 
Championship 
1123 
891 
707 
561 
445 
354 
281 
223 
Reserve 
500 
397 
315 
250 
198 
158 
125 
99 
Primary 
250 
198 
158 
125 
99 
79 
63 
50 
Booster 
198 
158 
125 
99 
79 
63 
50 
39 
Primary Novice 
158 
125 
99 
79 
63 
50 
39 
31 
K1 
125 
99 
79 
63 
50 
39 
31 
25 
We adjust this table by shifting the negative scores one column to the left, and dropping the ½ point scores in the 4round sections.
Feb 2013 
4 
3.5 
3 
2.5 
2 
1.5 
1 
0.5 
4round over 1300 
2520 
2000 
1588 
1260 
1000 
630 
500 
0 
Championship 
1123 
891 
707 
561 
445 
281 
223 
0 
Reserve 
500 
397 
315 
250 
198 
125 
99 
0 
Primary 
250 
198 
158 
125 
99 
63 
50 
0 
Booster 
198 
158 
125 
99 
79 
50 
39 
0 
Primary Novice 
158 
125 
99 
79 
63 
39 
31 
0 
K1 
125 
99 
79 
63 
50 
31 
25 
0 
As noted earlier, for nonnegative scores, it takes 1½ extra points to double your score. Negative scores are adjusted one column (½ point) to the left, so that they earn fewer relative points. A side effect is that within the negative score columns it takes only one extra point to double your score.
As also noted, a score of just ½ point in a 4round event does not earn Grand Prix points.
Feb 2013 Table for 3round sections. Since the Future Masters is actually run as a 3rounder, we use the table for a 3round tournament. This is done by shifting all cells ½ point to the right. Thus, the score for 3.5 points in the 4round table becomes the score for 3 points in the 3point table. The rationale: since you will be playing an opponent who has matched your score through 3 rounds, the likely average outcome of the 4^{th} game is ½ point.
Feb 2013 
3 
2.5 
2 
1.5 
1 
0.5 
Future Masters 
2000 
1588 
1260 
1000 
630 
500 
Championship 
891 
707 
561 
445 
281 
223 
Reserve 
397 
315 
250 
198 
125 
99 
Primary 
198 
158 
125 
99 
63 
50 
Booster 
158 
125 
99 
79 
50 
39 
Primary Novice 
125 
99 
79 
63 
39 
31 
K1 
99 
79 
63 
50 
31 
25 
Grand Prix tables for other numbers of rounds, if and when needed, will be formulated using the same approach.
Combined table. We combine the first row of the 3round table with the remaining rows of the 4round table to produce the current standard table:
Feb 2013 
4 
3.5 
3 
2.5 
2 
1.5 
1 
0.5 
Future Masters 


2000 
1588 
1260 
1000 
630 
500 
Championship 
1123 
891 
707 
561 
445 
281 
223 
0 
Reserve 
500 
397 
315 
250 
198 
125 
99 
0 
Primary 
250 
198 
158 
125 
99 
63 
50 
0 
Booster 
198 
158 
125 
99 
79 
50 
39 
0 
Primary Novice 
158 
125 
99 
79 
63 
39 
31 
0 
K1 
125 
99 
79 
63 
50 
31 
25 
0 
Note that we keep the ½ point score from the top row of the 3round tabe.