World Rankings Update

As part of our continuous development, we have enhanced the World Rankings system for the forthcoming 2014-15 season. Points will be awarded at our 6 World Ranking Singles events as follows:

  • 3 points for a win in the group stages
  • 1 point for a drawn game in the group stages
  • All points accumulated in group stages (up to a maximum of 15pts) will be added to those amassed in the knockout rounds, as shown in the table below.

World Masters & Irish Open (or all events with between 193 and 384 players)

Position:

Main

Plate

Spoon

1st

150

65

24

2nd

140

60

21

3rd

130

55

18

4th

120

50

15

Last 8

110

45

12

Last 16

100

40

9

Last 32

90

35

6

Last 64

80

30

3

Last 128

70

25

0

UK Open & English Masters (or all events with between 96 and 192 players)

Position:

Main

Plate

Spoon

1st

140

60

21

2nd

130

55

18

3rd

120

50

15

4th

110

45

12

Last 8

100

40

9

Last 16

90

35

6

Last 32

80

30

3

Last 64

70

25

0

Swedish Masters & European Masters (or all events with between 48 and 95 players)

Position:

Main

Plate

Spoon

1st

130

55

18

2nd

120

50

15

3rd

110

45

12

4th

100

40

9

Last 8

90

35

6

Last 16

80

30

3

Last 32

70

25

0

What’s new?

There are three key changes from last season. Firstly, wins in the group stages will now be worth 3 points each instead of 2 points. Secondly, more ranking points will be on offer at the bigger tournaments to account for the extra rounds being played.  Finally, ranking points will be awarded in all three knockout competitions including the Main, Plate and Wooden Spoon, so there is always something to play for.

Players will be competing to finish the season as World No. 1 and walk away with the Order of Merit trophy sponsored by Henselite and a £250 cash prize. There will also be prizes for the players finishing 2nd and 3rd in the rankings.

World Cup qualification

At the end of the 2014-15 season the top four players for each country represented on the world rankings will be invited to participate in the inaugural Short Mat Players Tour World Cup.  More details will be published in due course.

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