Advantages of using a ratings scheme
The benefit of ratings
With ratings all players have
the opportunity to be recognised every time they
play; it is an achievement to perform above your
rating no matter where you finish. At the end of
each session the players can see whether they have
increased or decreased their rating in that session.
They can also see how strong the field was and where
they were expected to finish. The diagram below
shows the basic report from the system.
Organisers can use the rating
based seeding to make more equitable movements in
events. Clubs wanting to conduct handicapped events
will not have disputes about the validity of the
AWRS keeps track of all
aspects of each session, to provide each player with
accurate information on how they are really going.
This makes playing bridge in your club a more
enjoyable experience for most of your members.
Key benefits to clubs
AWRS adds value to bridge
clubs by …
giving players an added reason to choose
bridge ahead of the competition (television etc).
encouraging each member to play more often.
providing lists of top-rated and most
producing a list of the players who have won
a new Master Grade.
automating important marketing tasks.
Players in a club need to be
recognized for their performance and guided in the
steps to take. Successful clubs typically have one
or two people who fill this role. That is, unless
they have AWRS. AWRS does a better job of keeping
track of all the players than any person ever can.
The system provides reports and personalized
letters, giving the players timely information and
suggestions of things to do.
Using AWRS, a club can put on
the best service for its members without placing a
burden on the administrators of the club and at
Key benefits to club players
As a player in a club, AWRS provides you with…
an accurate measure of your standing at
realistic goals – to finish above your
seeding (and increase your rating) is a success, no
matter where you are placed in the field.
Master Titles to recognize every three point
gain in your rating: (44 = AM, 47 = BM, 50 = Club
Master, 53 = Diamond Master, 56 = Heart Master, 59 =
Spade Master, 62 = Grand Master. For each three
point gain beyond 62, a star is added to the title.)
Ratings are distributed
normally. 50 is average – the current top is 73 and
the current bottom is 28.