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VQP Information

Victorian Qualifying Points – Overview


VQPs (Victorian Qualification Points) are the method for ranking teams that apply to enter the Victorian Open Team Playoff as the VQP team.

VQPs are awarded for major placegetter in Congresses and Regional Championships.

The number of VQPs available for a given event depends on the strength and size of the event. For example, there are 3 tiers of Congress events – small, medium and large – with bigger events attracting more VQPs. Please click here to refer to the points allocation tables for details.

From 2024 players who want to participate in the playoff to become the Victorian Open Team will be asked to form teams based on VQPs only, with the top 4 teams playing in a semi-final and final to become the Victorian Open Team for the ANC.  This follows the current ABF system.  Selection for the Victorian Women’s, Seniors and Youth Teams will remain unchanged.

VQPs are awarded for major placegetters in Congresses and Regional Championships and major State events held during the year.   Additional VQP points are awarded to the Victorian State Teams who make the finals at the ANC in the previous year.

The State events included are the Pennant, Butler Final, VBA Open Pairs, the State Online Open Pairs and State Online Teams.

Below is a summary of the allocation of each of these state events.

Pennant (1st = 20 VQPs, 2nd = 10 VQPs, losing semi-finalists = 3 VQPs).

Butler final (1st = 10 VQPs, 2nd = 6 VQPs, 3rd = 4 VQPs).

VBA Open Pairs (Wednesdays), with VQPs at the same rate as the current formula for congresses.

Monday online events (State Online Open Teams, State Online Open Pairs, VBA Open Pairs) – with VQPs at the same rate as the current formula for congresses.

Regional Pairs Championship, VQP award rate 1.5 x congress rate

Members of State Teams who make the finals at the ANC in the previous year are awarded VQP’s (1st = 8 VQP’s, 4 VQP’s for 2nd )

The VQP “year” runs from January to December, with nominations being accepted into February the following year. The exact dates are announced on the VBA website late in the VQP year, and depend on the calendar for the following year. This gives everyone plenty of time (roughly two months) to form their teams and nominate., with a further few months to prepare for the Open Team Selection weekend.

Click the link below to see the current VQP rankings.

VQP’s Sept 2023

This list may also be accessed from the home-page information section.