How Ranking Works

Rankings are lists of players/pairs in order of points scored through the respective ranking systems. This is an indicator of performance on court over a period of time. There are five ranking types.

Two of the main rankings are:

  1. BWF World Rankings – a ranking for all open events except junior; and
  2. HSBC Race to Guangzhou – a ranking for the following BWF World Tour tournaments only:
    • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000;
    • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750;
    • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500;
    • HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300; and
    • BWF Tour Super 100.

There is one ranking list for each of the five badminton disciplines:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles; and
  • Mixed doubles.

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RANKINGS

The BWF has five sets of rankings for players:

  • World Ranking (a ranking for all open events except junior international tournaments)
  • BWF World Tour Ranking – “HSBC Race to Guangzhou”(a ranking for BWF World Tour tournaments including BWF Tour Super 100 Tournaments)
  • World Junior Ranking (a ranking for all junior international open tournaments, including up to three world ranking tournaments)
  • World Team Rankings (a quarterly country ranking based on the world ranking of individual players from each country)
  • Olympic / World Championship Qualification Rankings (a notional ranking and a point accrual ranking, both tracking the potential qualifiers for the upcoming Olympic Games or World Championships)

The rankings are lists of players/pairs in order of points scored through the respective ranking systems. This is an indicator of performance on court over a period of time.

Except for the World Team Ranking, each of the ranking lists mentioned above include one ranking list for each of the five badminton disciplines:

  • Men’s singles;
  • Women’s singles;
  • Men’s doubles;
  • Women’s doubles; and
  • Mixed doubles.

Key facts about the Ranking System are:

  • Players win ranking points by playing in tournaments that are graded.
  • Players are ranked if they have played in one or more graded tournaments in the last 52 weeks.
  • The ranking includes up to 10 tournaments with the highest points earned over the last 52 weeks.
  • Players earn ranking points by playing in, and winning matches in tournaments.
  • The higher the level of tournament, the higher the number of ranking points that could be earned.
  • The further a player progresses in a competition, the more points are earned.
  • Players are seeded in tournaments based on their World Ranking or World Junior Ranking.
  • The Olympic Games and World Championships qualification system is based on the World Ranking.
  • World rankings are published on the BWF website every Thursday, except the World Team Ranking which is published every three months.

BWF Statutes Section 5.3.3 “Ranking Systems” of the General Competition Regulations  gives a full description of the World Ranking Systems.