European Grand Prix
The European Grand Prix (EGP) is a circuit consisting of the major European tournaments; the winner is determined by adding the number of EGP points scored in the player's tournaments.
EGP tournaments are held over 2 days. Traditionally on a Saturday and Sunday. 7 Rounds on the first day and 4 on the second. A best of three final and a one game 3rd/4th Playoff on the afternoon of the second day. (Note: Some countries play a best of three playoff as well.)
The EGP began in 1986 with the tournaments in Milan, Cambridge, Copenhagen and Paris. Brussels was added in 1991, and recently Amsterdam, Stockholm, Gdansk, Barcelona, Prague, Berlin, Moss, Köln, Oslo, Krakow, Athens, Ghent and Gouda have been added to the list of host cities.
Points are awarded for the following places in any EGP tournament:
1st 200; 2nd 140; 3rd 90; 4th 60; 5th 40; 6th 30; 7th 20; 8th 15; 9th 10; 10th 5. Ties for placings fifth and below and drawn play-offs (e.g. 1 1/2-1 1/2) are not resolved and all tied players are awarded points equal to the total points awarded for the tied players divided by the number of players. A player's points total consists of his or her best 4 scoring tournaments.
Remark: In the first 2 seasons (1986 and 1987) the points system was slightly different. Only the best 6 received points. The points awarded were: 1st 90; 2nd 60; 3rd 40; 4th 30; 5th 20; 6th 10. The tie resolving system was the same.