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The updated 2015 BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit published following the British Open PDF Print E-mail

The updated Strokeplay Order Of Merit for the season has been released following the British Open, held in Margate across the weekend of the 19th and 20th September (full details of the event can be found at http://www.minigolf.org.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=658:kelly-storms-to-victory-at-strokes-to-lift-his-second-major-title&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=105).

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 SMITH10,447
2Adam KELLY10,307
3Nuno CUNHA9,540
4Tony KELLY8,577
5William DONNELLY8,435
  
6Steve LOVELL8,163
7Mark WOOD8,035
8Sean HOMER7,901
9Chris SMITH7,717
10Chris WOOD7,622
11Paul PRESTON7,400
12Dave DONNELLY7,036
13Adrian AMEY6,973
14Martin GREENHEAD6,040
15Chris HARDING5,917
16Scott LANCLEY5,764
  
17John MOORE5,745
18Richard GOTTFRIED5,415
19Tiger PRAGNELL5,337
20David GOMM5,171
21Derek BENTALL5,128
22James RUTHERFORD4,908
23Fred BLACKBURN-SHAW4,082
24John MCIVER4,048
25Ruth BURKE3,991
26Helen DODD3,972
27Matt DODD3,752
28Marion HOMER3,699
29Andy WILDE3,672
30Marc CHAPMAN3,544
31Andy EXALL3,416
32Paul JOHNSON3,124
  
33Max PLAICE2,974
34Emily GOTTFRIED2,581
35Terry EXALL2,451
36Brenda SMITH1,967
37Ed HAYNES1,966
38Rocky BULLIN1,786
39Ollie GREENHEAD1,664
40Peter EMMERSON1,610
41Dean CRIPPS-HUMPHREY1,415
42Brian SMITH1,192
43Alastair SHAW1,165
44Seth THOMAS1,030
45Becky STATHAM993
46Natasha MORGAN957
47Keith KELLARD933
48Chris HILLMAN925
49Anthony TETLEY920
50Owen JOHNSON777
51Stephen LANGFORD775
52Peter JONES750
53Steve RAGLESS700
54Jake TETLEY570
55Seve KUKIELKA558
56Ollie PAXTON542
57Matt LEWNS467
58Oskar LEWNS450
59Doug HAMPTON435
60Andrew HARDING409
61Steve GOW378
62Frank ELLIS345
63Jas KUKIELKA333
64Paul GODDING250
65James TRUBRIDGE225
66Sofia GONCALVES212
67Matty EXALL192
T68Laszlo HORVATH183
T68Cindy KUKIELKA183
70Julian SWINKIN180
71Geoff FARMER125
T72Louise ELLIS100
T72Tina TETLEY100
74Simon FARMER75
T75Russell CROCKER50
T75Martyn WILLIAMS50
T75Jez MILLARD50
T75Robbe RICHARDS50
T75Nicholas WILLIAMS50
T75Samuel EVANS50
T75Terry BURGIN50
T75Matthew DAVIES50
T75Richard STONES50
T75Lewis TAYLOR50
T75Richard SMITH50
T75Andrew GOMM50
T75Sophie NEWTON50
T75Dane PERCIVAL50
T75Tim NOBLE50
T75Geoff SHOWAN50
T75Harry PRESTON50
T92Steve STURDY25
T92Richard PENFOUND25
T92Rob HEWLITT25
T92Oli POOLE25
T92Lane SCOTT25
T92Lee JAMES25
T92Kathryn HAYNES25
T92Hayden TETLEY25
T92Greg PAUL25
T92Ed POPE25
T92Charles SHAW25
      

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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