PRIZES 2020

TOTAL PRIZE FUND €13,000+

Please note that the prize fund has had to be reduced for this year to reflect the lower number of registered pairs (≈50) who have been able to reach Madeira. 

In 2019 we paid out €31,175 in prize money, and for 2020 were hoping to have a prize fund of €20,000, but recent developments in Covid-19 and flight cancellations have affected players’ ability to reach the tournament.  We have therefore had to reduce the fund, but have succeeded in keeping it above the level which would have been expected given the reduced numbers.

The following changes have been made to the advertised prizes:

Warm-Up Pairs:  prizes for 1st and 2nd places (instead of top 5)
Open Pairs:  prizes to 5th place (instead of 8th)
Open Teams:  prizes to 5th place (instead of 8th)
Special category prizes:  Foreign, Portuguese, Madeira – 1st place only
National prizes:  combined into Western and Eastern 1st place only

We are sorry to disappoint our many friends who have braved the conditions to come and play, but you will understand that the budget has been severely affected by the circumstances.

MAIN PRIZES  
Open Pairs* Open Teams**
 
1st 1500 2000
2nd 1100 1500
3rd 750 1100
4th 600 800
5th 500 700
6th 400 600
7th 300 500
8th 200 400
PAIRS SPECIAL PRIZES***
Women’s, Mixed, Senior, Madeiran this is a space filler in white text
1st € 200
2nd € 100
Foreign, Junior
1st € 200
National Pairs†
1st € 200
2nd € 100
TEAMS SPECIAL PRIZES
Foreign Teams, Portuguese Teams
1st €450  
2nd €300
MADEIRAN TEAMS
1st €250

* * * * *

WARM-UP PAIRS

  1st         €300
  2nd         €200
  3rd          €150
  4th          €100
  5th            €50

AWARDING OF PRIZES
Please note that prizes will be awarded according to the conditions of contest.  In the event of a player’s being eligible for more than one prize, the following will apply: 
1. The prize with the highest commercial value (as judged by the Organisers) will be awarded. 
2. Where prizes are of equal commercial value, the prize listed first in the official programme will be awarded.
  NOTES
* Prizes may be reviewed if fewer than 100 pairs have entered
** Prizes may be reviewed if fewer than 50 teams have entered
*** Special Pairs Prizes will be awarded only if at least 8 pairs have entered in any category
Prizes for National Pairs (both players from same NBO) will be awarded if enough pairs from that country have entered:  8 Pairs:  1st place only; 16 pairs:  1st and 2nd place.