Wikipedia:WikiProject Contract bridge/Manual of Style/Appendix 5: Notable people criteria

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Within the WikiProject Contract bridge assessment function, article assessment is made on two basis:

  • the quality classification is with respect to writing style, accuracy, completeness, verifiability etc. and is compared to an absolute standard of writing and documentation.
  • the importance classification is with respect to other articles within the contract bridge project. The importance classification of a bridge article by those assessing importance outside the project may, and likely will, differ.

This article provides guidelines about the relative notability of bridge people, and consequently about the importance assessment of biographies of contract bridge related people as assessed by the contract bridge project.

Importance criteria - first cut[edit]

Assessment of the importance of an article on a person is with respect to WikiProject Contract bridge and not the world view at large; this later view is determined by others. This means that a person may be very important as far as the bridge world is concerned and be classed as of high importance but may be of low (or lower) importance as far as the world view is concerned. The opposite may also be true. Articles can receive different importance ratings from different perspectives.

Explicit criteria and examples would be very helpful as the assessment process is initiated. In time as more and more articles get assessed, a peer comparison will also assist in becoming more consistent and in finetuning the initial assessments.

A mathematical scoresheet and rating scheme could be developed as an assisting tool or a more subjective but explicit checklist could be developed. The later may be a better alternative given the inexactness of the assessment activity.

Players[edit]

  • Formal Awards
    • Hall of Fame membership: it is proposed that membership in a Hall of Fame of any WBF zonal level organization is of itself sufficient merit to constitute a minimum level "Mid" importance rating; the actual/final importance rating may be higher on the basis of additional merit.
    • Special award or honor from national or international governing body
  • Championships
    • International championship(s)
    • National championship(s)
    • Regional championship(s)
    • National representation(s) of country
    • Invitational event champion
    • Special event or achievement recognition
  • Titles and masterpoints
    • WBF top title(s) (i.e. WGM)
    • WBF zonal governing body top title(s)
    • Point accumulation (if ever in the top x number)
  • Contributions to advancement of game
    • Game theory advancement
  • Acclaim
    • Peer acclaim, especially by accepted notable bridge people
    • Popular acclaim; sourced acknowledgment of superiority; quotes
    • Biographical summary is in The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge or similar bridge related reference as player
    • Biographical summary is in a formal reference such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography with a reference to bridge
    • particular in a junior, senior category recognition
    • Longevity and activeness
    • Wikipedia notability guidelines for people, for sports people

Writers[edit]

  • Author of many (minimum number?) of books and columns
  • Author of a meritorious book or books
  • Bridge publication(s) editorial acclaim
  • Longevity and activeness
  • Wikipedia notability guidelines for people, for sports people
  • Biographical summary is in The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge or similar bridge related reference as writer
  • Biographical summary is in a formal reference such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography with a reference to bridge

Administrators, ambassadors, other criteria[edit]

  • Steward, ambassador or promoter of the game
  • Scope and duration of bridge related activities involved in
  • Skilled in other games
  • Notoriety beyond bridge and other games and sports
  • Special event or achievement recognition
  • Volume and scope of verifiable information about the individual
  • A historically referenced individual
  • Longevity and activeness
  • A dominant personality in his or her time, by era, by year, by decade
  • Wikipedia notability guidelines for people, for sports people
  • Biographical summary is in The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge or similar bridge related reference as administrator
  • Biographical summary is in a formal reference such as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography with a reference to bridge

Checklists of typical article topics[edit]

Personal[edit]

  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death; cause of death
  • Birth and current nationality
  • Life's dominant place of residency, current place of residency
  • Language(s) spoken
  • Marital history; progeny

Bridge achievements[edit]

  • Hall of Fame and other awards
  • World championships
  • Zonal championships
  • National championships
  • Publications

Bridge life[edit]

  • Playing partners
  • Systems played
  • Peer acclaim comments and quotes
  • Particular and specific contributions to the game
  • Noteworthy plays, hands or incidents

Non-bridge life[edit]

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family life
  • Notoriety

Other[edit]

  • See also for related Wiki articles
  • Further reading
  • External links

Proposed notability criteria for players[edit]

Option A[edit]

  • at least 3 world championship (specific list of eligible events to be identified) plus
  • at least 10 national or transnational championships (specific list of eligible events to be identified) plus
  • World Grand Master ranking at the WBF

Option B[edit]

  • ACBL Hall of Fame member or
  • a member of any other Hall of Fame of a WBF Zonal jurisdiction

Option C[edit]

More permissive, see other Bridge Wiki talk pages.

  • at least 1 world championship OR
  • at least 1 major open event (Spingold, Vanderbilt, Reisinger) OR
  • at least 5 minor events (other NABC events)