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Rankings: Facts: Points System

Points System

NB! This is the points system used in the 1998/1999 season. This system is no longer in use.

Here is an overview of the points system used in the 1998/99 WPBSA ranking tournaments.

The points are awarded to the losing players in each round.

Round BE IE UK WC
Last 256 - - - 270
(seeds 129-192) - - - 200
Last 198 200 200 270 360
Last 166 270 270 360 480
(seeds 97-128) 200 200 270 360
Last 134 360 360 480 640
(seeds 65-96) 270 270 360 480
Last 102 480 480 640 855
(overseas seeds) 360 360 480 640
Last 96 480 480 640 855
(seeds 33-64) 360 360 480 640
Last 64 640 640 855 1,140
(seeds 1-32) 480 - 640 -
Last 48 - 855 - 1,520
(seeds 17-32) - 640 - 1,140
Last 32 855 1,140 1,140 2,027
(seeds 1-16) - 855 - 1,520
Last 16 1,140 1,330 1,520 2,360
Q-F 1,520 1,520 2,025 2,700
S-F 2,025 2,025 2,700 3,600
R-up 3,040 3,040 4,050 5,400
Winner 4,560 4,560 6,075 8,100

BE: "Normal" British events: Grand Prix, Welsh Open, Scottish Open, British Open
IE: "International" events: Irish Open, China International, Thailand Masters
UK: UK Championship
WC: World Championship

The 1999 ranking list will be calculated using the points earned over the two seasons 1997/98 and 1998/99. Points earned in the season 1997/98 will be represented in full (100%) in this calculation of the 1999 list.

The 2000 ranking list will be calculated using the points earned over the two seasons 1998/99 and 1999/2000. Points earned in the season 1998/99 will be represented in full (100%) in this calculation of the 2000 list.

Players losing their first match will receive points allocated to the previous round other than players seeded 33-64 who will receive the points allocated to the round that seeds players ranked 65-96. These points are detailed per the rounds marked 'seeds.' Players seeded in Round 1 will receive 75% of the points allocated to that round.

Players ranked below 96 in the 1998 ranking list will be aligned Starter points on completion of their first event. Details on Starter points are explained in letters to each player.

Players on equal points at the end of the season will be ranked according to most points earned in last season. Should this not determine positions, points in events working backwards from the World Championship will be considered. Finally, if still equal, frames won in losing final match would be used from events working backwards from the World Championship.

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