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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]

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

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: 15 October 2019

Players with highest career rank 2–5Edit

Last update: 3 September 2019

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):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "5.3.3.1 World Ranking System" (PDF). Bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-01-27. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  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.