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The updated 2015 BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit published following the British Championships PDF Print E-mail
The updated Strokeplay Order Of Merit for the season has been released following the British Championships, held in Hastings on 16th / 17th May.

This season sees 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 - an change brought in at the 2015 AGM). Category 2 features players ranked 17 to 32 inclusive and Category 3 now features all other players on the BMGA tour. Following the 2015 AGM category 4 has been revised to only include players for their first 3 events on the tour (NB: the category will only relate to prize funds and Season Only Rankings).

Please note: The way the rankings are calculated has changed for the 2015 season and an overview of the new system can be found at the foot of this post.


PosNameTotal
1Michael SMITH8,119
2Adam KELLY7,010
3William DONNELLY6,619
4Nuno CUNHA6,555
5Sean HOMER6,240
   
6Mark WOOD5,811
7Tony KELLY5,780
8John MOORE5,745
9Steve LOVELL5,681
10Chris WOOD5,629
11Chris SMITH5,601
12Dave DONNELLY5,170
13Adrian AMEY5,008
14Paul PRESTON5,006
15James RUTHERFORD4,908
16Martin GREENHEAD4,870
   
17Scott LANCLEY4,606
18Chris HARDING4,497
19Richard GOTTFRIED4,471
20Tiger PRAGNELL4,373
21David GOMM4,235
22Derek BENTALL3,851
23Marion HOMER3,649
24Ruth BURKE3,208
25Matt DODD3,124
26Helen DODD3,111
27Max PLAICE2,974
28John MCIVER2,753
29Paul JOHNSON2,341
30Fred BLACKBURN-SHAW2,237
31Marc CHAPMAN2,224
32Andy WILDE2,021
   
33Andy EXALL2,008
34Ed HAYNES1,966
35Brenda SMITH1,914
36Emily GOTTFRIED1,903
37Ollie GREENHEAD1,664
38Terry EXALL1,468
39Dean CRIPPS-HUMPHREY1,415
40Brian SMITH1,192
41Alastair SHAW1,115
42Seth THOMAS1,030
43Becky STATHAM993
44Anthony TETLEY920
45Keith KELLARD933
46Chris HILLMAN925
47Natasha MORGAN907
48Owen JOHNSON777
49Stephen LANGFORD775
50Peter JONES750
51Steve RAGLESS700
52Jake TETLEY570
53Ollie PAXTON542
54Rocky BULLIN503
55Matt LEWNS467
56Oskar LEWNS450
57Doug HAMPTON435
58Andrew HARDING409
59Steve GOW378
60Seve KUKIELKA367
61Jas KUKIELKA283
62Paul GODDING250
63James TRUBRIDGE225
64Matty EXALL192
T65Laszlo HORVATH183
T65Cindy KUKIELKA183
67Julian SWINKIN180
68Geoff FARMER125
69Tina TETLEY100
70Simon FARMER75
T71Dane PERCIVAL50
T71Tim NOBLE50
T71Geoff SHOWAN50
T71Harry PRESTON50
T71Frank ELLIS50
T71Louise ELLIS50
T77Steve STURDY25
T77Richard PENFOUND25
T77Rob HEWLITT25
T77Oli POOLE25
T77Lane SCOTT25
T77Lee JAMES25
T77Kathryn HAYNES25
T77Hayden TETLEY25
T77Greg PAUL25
T77Ed POPE25
T77Charles SHAW25
      

2015 ORDER OF MERIT INFORMATION

1. All strokeplay ranking tournaments on the BMGA tour are to be treated equally. No special treatment for the Majors, National Opens or British Masters.

2. Every player who finishes a tournament scores a minimum of 50 points.


3
. The maximum number of points available for each event is decided by the number of current top 16 players competing and their respective position in the rankings. The higher a player is ranked, the more points that a player carries into the tournament:


Number 1 ranked player = 200

Number 2 ranked player = 190

Number 3 ranked player = 180

Number 4 ranked player = 170

Number 5 ranked player = 160

Number 6 ranked player = 150

Number 7 ranked player = 140

Number 8 ranked player = 130

Number 9 ranked player = 120

Number 10 ranked player = 110

Number 11 ranked player = 100

Number 12 ranked player = 90

Number 13 ranked player = 80

Number 14 ranked player = 70

Number 15 ranked player = 60

Number 16 ranked player = 50


Maximum number of points available if all the top 16 compete = 2000


4
. The winner of the tournament/leader after the qualifying rounds receives the maximum number of points available in an event. The number of points scored by all other players is dependent on the exact number of shots they finishes behind the champion:


2 round tournament: = -50 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 2)

3 round tournament: = -33.3 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 3)

4 round tournament = -25 points per shot behind the champion (100 divide by 4)

5 round tournament = -20 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 5)

6 round tournament = -16.6 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 6)

7 round tournament = -14.3 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 7)

8 round tournament = -12.5 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 8)

9 round tournament = -11.1 points per shot behind the champion (100 divided by 9)


In other words, a player loses 100 points for every shot that their average is behind the champion’s average. If the champion averages 33.0 shots per
round (or scores 99 total shots in a 3 round tournament), then a player who scores a 34.0 average (102 total shots in a 3 round tournament) will score 100 points fewer than the champion.

5. All decimal points are rounded up to the next total number. So if a player scored 427.1 points in a tournament, it would be counted as 428 points.


6
. Only 8 tournaments over a 2 year period count towards a player’s total number of ranking points. The points scored from their 4 best tournament from Year 1 are halved then rounded up to the nearest full number, and added to their best 4 tournaments from Year 2 to create their total number of ranking points over a 2 year period.

 

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