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Problemist Tables

The tables shown below are obtained using Rel, a free download provided as Open Source software by Dave Voorhis.  Rel is an implementation of Tutorial D, a relational database language invented by myself and Chris Date.  The first table shows problemists scores to date for the present year.  The second  shows the final positions last year.  The third shows total scores and grades for all problemists who have been active since January 2011.

Until January 2011 I had been using a suite of computer programs developed by myself in Mallard Basic, originally on an Amstrad PCW running CP/M in the early 1980s.  In that system I was unable to retain detailed records for previous years.  I had wanted to switch to Rel almost as soon as the first version of that product became available in 2004.  I was compelled into action in 2010 when I discovered that Mallard Basic, developed originally for CP/M and later for MS/DOS by a company, Locomotive Software, that no longer exists, is not supported on Windows from Windows 7 onwards.  Thanks to Rel, I am now able to retain detailed records indefinitely.

League table for 2019 after the October competition:



Rajeswar Tewari634
Steve Bloom554
Sebastian Nowacki552
Zoran Sibinović544
Steve McVea371
Wim van der Zijden370
A.V. Ramana Rao310
Ian Budden231
Andries van der Vegt220
Ed Lawhon190
Dick Yuen170
Franco Baseggio170
Paolo Treossi165
Andrew Prothero120
F.Y. Sing120
Daniel de Lind van Wijngaarden70
Nick Smith41
Leigh Matheson30

Final league table for 2018:



Rajeswar Tewari1163
Zoran Sibinović1123
Sebastian Nowacki1003
Steve Bloom998
Ed Lawhon882
Wim van der Zijden800
Ian Budden512
Radu Mihai491
Andries van der Vegt420
A.V. Ramana Rao300
Dick Yuen240
Steve McVea210
Barry Rigal165
Paolo Treossi134
Leigh Matheson132
F.Y. Sing113
Noer Imanzal90
Michael Bazdarich80
Vincent Labbé41
Sze Guan Tan40
Daniel de Lind van Wijngaarden20
Mick Lukowski20


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Problemists active since January 2011

The high total scores for some of these people is explained by the fact that they were participating in solving competitions in the days when I was publishing them in British bridge magazines.  The entries are shown in descending sequence of scores obtained since January 2011.  The last two columns reflect only MPs and SPs arising from Difficult Ratings of the monthly competition problems; they don't include points added for other reasons, such as solving Competition Problem 1.



Total MPs Total SPs

MPs Since Jan 2011

SPs Since Jan 2011

Steve BloomGrand Master Problemist98810571466
Sebastian NowackiLife Master Problemist6962765224
Wim van der ZijdenGrand Master Problemist198512857312
Radu MihaiLife Master Problemist5061350613
Ian BuddenGrand Master Problemist12497050133
Zoran SibinovićMaster Problemist3931338713
Rajeswar TewariLife Master Problemist4902131212
Leigh MathesonMaster Problemist33662755
Jean-Marc BihlLife Master Problemist4804227218
Andries van der VegtExpert Problemist26022471
Dick YuenExpert Problemist34222442
Paolo TreossiMaster Problemist3919123175
F.Y. SingExpert Problemist1561515015
A.V. Ramana RaoExpert Problemist16021471
Ed LawhonExpert Problemist12121152
Wing-Kai HonExpert Problemist11261126
Steve McVeaExpert Problemist1368611
Abby ChiuProblemist591541
Vincent Labbé Expert Problemist143304313
Eugeniusz PaprotnyLife Master Problemist48725391
Daniel de Lind van WijngaardenExpert Problemist1613350
Barry RigalNovice297277
Sze Guan TanNovice250250
Bülent İyidoğanNovice230230
Franco BaseggioNovice322191
Kukuh IndrayanaNovice180180
Alexander BaranovitchNovice130130
Andrew ProtheroLife Master Problemist52039120
Tadikonda Appaji PrasadNovice110110
Alexey PavlovNovice9090
Dyah YuliantoNovice9090
Noer ImanzalNovice9090
Luigi CaroliNovice15482
Marc BonnetNovice15180
Michael BazdarichNovice8080
Prahalad RajkumarNovice8080
Raghu RajkumarNovice6060
John MacmillanNovice5050
Pavel StrizNovice5050
Daniel JacksonNovice4141
Nick SmithNovice4141
Chaokai ChengNovice4040
Clint FykeNovice21040
Mark Fogg ElliotNovice4040
Steve DunnNovice4040
Freda FongNovice3030
Ayhan KökNovice2020
Bob BignallNovice27120
Mick LukowskiNovice2020
Mohammad HaikalNovice2020
Peter LiNovice10220
Sylvain SchwartzProblemist71020
Ankush MandalNovice1010
Clive KlugmanNovice1010
Erin TewesNovice1010
Fraser RewNovice1010
Ian McGarrettNovice1010
Maciej GóreckiNovice1010
R. LaneNovice1010
Ufuk ErkmenNovice1010


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Date last modified: 18 November, 2019