Rankings

National Ranking points for 2017/18 season:

▪    National Ranking are based on a 12-month rolling ranking system

▪   Qualifying events are the Irish Junior Nationals and the 4 provincial opens (U19’s are based on 3 qualifying events).

▪    A player’s total points accumulated in the preceding 12 months from their best 4 events (in one age category) and then averaged is used to calculate their ranking for that age group in under 11, 13, 15 and 17 events.

▪    Note the average of a player’s best 3 results is used for under 19 rankings.

▪    On moving to an older age category following a birthday, a player will carry 40% of the value of their ranking points in the lower age group ‘up’ with them; these points are then preferentially replaced by points gained at the new age group with each subsequent event played in.

The points to be earned in this season’s junior tournaments are shown in the table below.

Placing National Provincial Open
1 2000 1500
2 1750 1300
3 1550 1150
4 1400 1050
5 1250 950
6 1100 850
7 1000 750
8 900 675
9 800 600
10 700 525
11 600 450
12 500 375
13 400 300
14 300 225
15 200 150
16 100 75
17 80 60
18 60 45

 

  • No points are awarded where a draw has only 2 or 3 players (round robin format/combining age groups should ensure this does not occur)

 

  • Ranking points are updated within 2 weeks after each tournament.