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BMGA Order of Merit released following 2018 Star City Open PDF Print E-mail
The thirteenth and final Strokeplay Order Of Merit of the 2018 season has been released following the 2018 Star City Open which took place on Sunday 2nd December at Adventure Island, Star City in Birmingham. This season saw the category splits continue with Category 1 (made up of the top 16 players along with any players winning BMGA tour events across the previous 5 seasons). Category 2 features players ranked 17 to 32 inclusive and Category 3 features all other players on the BMGA tour. Category 4 continued to only include players for their first 3 events on the tour (NB: this category will only relate to prize funds and the BMGA SHIELD).

RankPlayerTotal
1Michael SMITH7807
2Steve LOVELL7012
3Andy EXALL7009
4Ed POPE6933
5Will DONNELLY6855
6Mark WOOD6843
7Ted MCIVER6775
8Martin GREENHEAD6569
9Chris SMITH6457
10Andy WILDE6390
11Terry EXALL6379
12Dave DONNELLY6283
13Scott LANCLEY6228
14Chris WOOD6162
15Ruth BURKE6126
16Derek BENTALL6046
17James RUTHERFORD6038
18David GOMM6023
19Seve KUKIELKA6009
20David HARTLEY5745
21Matt DODD5188
22John SHARP5183
23Simon BROWN5086
24Adrian AMEY4944
25Henri MYERS4708
26Matt EXALL4478
27Stephen SKINNER4120
28Tiger PRAGNELL4088
29Martin RELF4057
30Paul JOHNSON4043
31Helen DODD4042
32Marion HARTLEY4003
33Adam KELLY3717
34Rocky BULLIN3408
35Sean HOMER3317
36Marc CHAPMAN3315
37Martyn WILLIAMS3304
38Tony KELLY3234
39Chloe ALLART-BENNETT3209
40Cindy KUKIELKA3050
41David TAYLOR2570
42Philip EXALL2440
43Marion HOMER2433
44Robert LINNELL2283
45Owen JOHNSON1908
46Nuno CUNHA1890
47Russell SMITH1840
48James HOLLINRAKE1802
49Keith KELLARD1707
50Dee RELF1688
51Alan MARSH1615
52Chris HORN1557
53Brian GOULD1510
54Steve GOW1507
55Rupert PILGRIM1473
56Jessica PILGRIM1423
57Dominic SAWYER1323
58Julian TURNER1307
59Oli PAXTON1223
60Brian SMITH1193
61Jeremy LEACH1157
62Peter JONES1073
63Jamie PARKIN1057
64Shelley COOPER1043
65Rhiannon DAVISON1020
66Kieran OLIVE957
67Peter GRANFORS893
67Santeri LOHI893
67Vini HOLDEN893
70Andrew Nichols873
71Yann GREEN827
72Jas KUKIELKA727
73Trish MCGREGOR690
74Paul PRESTON680
75Jas KUKIELKA627
75Jasmine TETLEY627
77Brenda SMITH600
78Helen PASZYN510
79Geoff FARMER460
80Chris LUCAS433
81Seth THOMAS427
82Laura Skinner417
83Robert HEWLITT410
84Andrew GOMM381
85Alex EXALL300
85Neil GREY300
85Michael WICHEREK300
88Russell CROCKER267
89Jon WRIGHT250
90Andrew LUCAS233
91Trev PATMORE138
92Kerry WEST100
93Liz GOMM50
93Eddy GOMM50
93Isobel GOMM50
93Tom YOUNG50
93Steve RAGLESS50
93Andy PATMORE50

The Executive Committee decided unanimously to update the Order of Merit from the start of the 2017 season.

 

The main change is the length of the ranking period which has been shortened from a two-year period to a rolling one year period (365 days). The best five ranking points performances are still used to generate the Order of Merit.

 

What this means is we achieve consistency in the rankings which is something that we were never get able to achieve with fluctuations at the start of the season under the previous system.

 

Following the 2018 AGM, two other changes have been implemented. One was that there will be a guaranteed minimum of 1,000 ranking points available at any tournament where there are at least six members of the current top 16 in the Order of Merit present. Players who finished the previous season as Category 1 can only drop to Category 2 in the following season.

Any points due to expire in between tournaments which for example would happen for anyone who had taken part in the 2016 Midlands Open would not be applied to the Order of Merit until after the 2017 British Masters. So after the 2017 British Masters, all tournaments from the 2016 British Masters onwards are within the one year rolling period and the best five scoring events will be taken to calculate the updated Order of Merit.

 

Previous Events

Sun 02/12/2018
Star City Open 2018

Sun 11/11/2018
Kent Open 2018

Sun 21/10/2018
Club Championships 2018

Sun 07/10/2018
Welsh Open 2018

Sun 16/09/2018
British Open 2018

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