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The BWF World Ranking is the official ranking of the Badminton World Federation for badminton players who participate in tournaments sanctioned by Badminton World Federation. It is used to determine the qualification for the World Championships and Summer Olympic Games,[1] as well as BWF World Tour tournaments.[2] Seedings of draws at all BWF-sanctioned tournaments are conducted using the BWF World Ranking.[3] Players under 19 years of age are eligible to rank in the BWF World Junior Ranking, which were introduced in January 2011. The following lists are the rankings:[4]

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OverviewEdit

The ranking points are awarded based on the level and progress of the tournament from each player/pair. Ranking points calculated are based on the tournaments each players/pairs participate in from the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in ten or fewer World Ranking tournaments, then the ranking is worked out by adding together the points won at tournaments in the last 52 weeks. If a player or pair has participated in 11 or more World Ranking tournaments, only the 10 highest points scored in the tournaments during the 52-week period count towards their ranking. The highest possible ranking points are 116,000.[1][5][6]

Points systemEdit

Points system used are as follows:[5]

2007–2017 systemEdit

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
BWF tournaments
(World Championships and Olympic Games)
1
12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240 120 60
Super Series Masters Finals
Super Series Premier
11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520
Super Series 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170 80 40
Grand Prix Gold 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130 60 30
Grand Prix 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100 45 30
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70 30 20
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40 20 10
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20 10 5
^1 – At the Olympic Games, third place receives 9,200 points while fourth place receives 8,400 points.

2018–2021 systemEdit

Since 2018, BWF has started a new system for counting points:

Tournament Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
Grade 1 – BWF tournaments
World Championships 13,000 11,000 9,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260 130 65
Olympic Games1 13,000 11,000 19,200 7,200 5,200 3,200 1,300 650 260 130 65
Grade 2 – BWF World Tour
Level 1 (Finals) 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240 120 60
Level 2 (Super 1000) 12,000 10,200 8,400 6,600 4,800 3,000 1,200 600 240 120 60
Level 3 (Super 750) 11,000 9,350 7,700 6,050 4,320 2,660 1,060 520 210 100 50
Level 4 (Super 500) 9,200 7,800 6,420 5,040 3,600 2,220 880 430 170 80 40
Level 5 (Super 300) 7,000 5,950 4,900 3,850 2,750 1,670 660 320 130 60 30
Level 6 (Super 100) 5,500 4,680 3,850 3,030 2,110 1,290 510 240 100 45 30
Grade 3
International Challenge 4,000 3,400 2,800 2,200 1,520 920 360 170 70 30 20
International Series 2,500 2,130 1,750 1,370 920 550 210 100 40 20 10
Future Series 1,700 1,420 1,170 920 600 350 130 60 20 10 5
^1 – At the Olympic Games 3rd place will receive 10,100 points. Fourth place will receive 9,200 points.

Current rankingsEdit

Year-end number one playersEdit

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Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
2008   Lee Chong Wei   Zhou Mi   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
  Du Jing
  Yu Yang
  Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
2009   Lee Chong Wei   Wang Yihan   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
  Ma Jin
  Wang Xiaoli
  Lee Yong-dae
  Lee Hyo-jung
2010   Lee Chong Wei   Wang Xin   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
  Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2011   Lee Chong Wei   Wang Yihan   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2012   Lee Chong Wei   Li Xuerui   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
  Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
2013   Lee Chong Wei   Li Xuerui   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
  Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2014   Chen Long   Li Xuerui   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2015   Chen Long   Carolina Marín   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
  Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
  Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
2016   Lee Chong Wei   Tai Tzu-ying   Goh V Shem
  Tan Wee Kiong
  Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
  Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
2017   Viktor Axelsen   Tai Tzu-ying   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
  Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
2018   Kento Momota   Tai Tzu-ying   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
  Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
  Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong

Number one ranked players timelineEdit

The following is a list of players who have achieved the number one position since 1 October 2009 (active players in light yellow, and current number 1 players are marked in bold):

Last updated: 11 June 2019

Players with highest career rank 2–5Edit

The following is a list of players who were ranked world no. 5 or higher but not no. 1 in the period since the introduction of the BWF computer rankings (active players in purple):

Last update: 30 April 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "5.3.3.1 World Ranking System" (PDF). Bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation.
  2. ^ "BWF World Tour". BWF Corporate.
  3. ^ "General Competition Regulations". Bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  4. ^ "World Junior ranking". Bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  5. ^ a b "Overview Ranking". Bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  6. ^ "Best Badminton Players". Thursday, September 21, 2017
  7. ^ "BWF World Rankings - BWF – Men's singles". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation.
  8. ^ "BWF World Rankings - BWF – Women's singles". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation.
  9. ^ "BWF World Rankings - BWF – Men's doubles". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation.
  10. ^ "BWF World Rankings - BWF – Women's doubles". bwf.tournamentsoftwate.com. Badminton World Federation.
  11. ^ "BWF World Rankings - BWF – Mixed doubles". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation.
  12. ^ "BWF World Team Rankings". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation.
  13. ^ "Historical Ranking". Bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation.