Below is an explanation of how ranking points are earned for standard (level 3) events. Bear in mind that these figures may be scaled depending on the tournament level, see ‘Event Levels’ below. For example, in a level 5, the points below would be doubled. In a level 1 event, points would be halved.

Group Stage – Timed Format events

At the group stage you earn 500 points for each match win. In addition to these win points, you get your average points scored per match in ranking points. In calculating this average, your total points scored in the group stages are divided by the number of matches you have played.

Group Stage – Matchplay (100up) Format events

At the group stage you earn 500 points for each match win. In addition to these win points, you get your average points scored per match in ranking points. In calculating this average, your total points scored across all your play in the group stages are divided by the number of matches you have played (e.g. four matches in a group of five players). You also receive 20 ranking points per game won.

For example, a player winning 5-0 will receive 100 ranking points, in addition to 500 for winning the match overall, and their average points scored. This is then scaled depending on the event level.

Please note, if a player is classed as a No Show then their matches are not part of any calculations (opponents are not awarded an automatic win) and they will be removed completely from the tournament. For a player who is awarded a walkover, an automatic win is recorded and ranking points are calculated in the same way as if the match had actually been played. Please see our Terms and Conditions for the full definitions of Walkover and No Shows.

Knockout Stage

In addition to ranking points awarded at the group stage, points are awarded at the knockout stage depending on the round reached.

  • You earn points at the group stage as explained above, plus:
  • You earn an additional 375 points for reaching the last 16
  • You earn an additional 750 points for reaching the quarters
  • You earn an additional 750 points for reaching the semis
  • You earn an additional 1500 points for reaching the final
  • You earn an additional 3000 points for winning the tournament

Knockout stage ranking points are not awarded to players who are eliminated in the round immediately following the group stage.

For example, using the points listed above in a level 3 event, the winner of the tournament would receive 6375 points plus whatever they earned at the group stage (assuming there was a last 24 or 32 round). If the event proceeded directly to the last 16 from the group stage, ranking points for the knockout rounds will apply for the players who reach the quarter-finals (and beyond).

Season Switchover

When the season changes over (end of June) the Ranking List is recalculated. Effectively this means that all totals are halved for the new season. The new season starts on 1st July. The Order of Merit table is cleared out since this reflects only the current season.

Event levels

  • Level 6 – x3 ranking points
  • Level 5 – x2 ranking points
  • Level 4 – x1.5 ranking points
  • Level 3 – x1 ranking points
  • Level 2 – x.075 ranking points
  • Level 1 – x0.5 ranking points