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Updated 2016 BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit published following the British Championships PDF Print E-mail

The updated Strokeplay Order Of Merit has been released following the British Championships, held in Wroxham on 7th and 8th 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). Category 2 features players ranked 17 to 32 inclusive and Category 3 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: An overview of how the system works can be found at the foot of this post.

1Michael SMITH11,585
2Steve LOVELL9,292
3William DONNELLY8,251
4Sean HOMER8,166
5Paul PRESTON7,989
6Nuno CUNHA7,988
7Andy WILDE7,826
8Adam KELLY7,413
9Tony KELLY7,410
10Chris WOOD7,403
11Chris SMITH7,230
12Mark WOOD7,042
13Adrian AMEY6,637
14Scott LANCLEY5,804
15Dave DONNELLY5,781
16John MCIVER5,372
17Dave GOMM4,929
18John MOORE4,891
19Ruth BURKE4,563
20Paul JOHNSON4,272
21Derek BENTALL4,045
22Tiger PRAGNELL3,876
23Terry EXALL3,725
24James RUTHERFORD3,387
25David HARTLEY3,257
26Martin GREENHEAD3,173
27Marion HOMER2,974
28Matt DODD2,955
29Richard GOTTFRIED2,825
30Andy EXALL2,764
31Chris HARDING2,511
32Steve STURDY2,237
33Ed HAYNES2,169
34Brenda SMITH1,971
35Marc CHAPMAN1,855
36Ed POPE1,840
38Helen DODD1,663
39Anthony TETLEY1,508
40Emily GOTTFRIED1,462
41Jake TETLEY1,360
42Brian SMITH1,280
43Keith KELLARD1,270
44Seve KUKIELKA1,266
45Marion HARTLEY1,207
46Natasha MORGAN1,163
47Frank ELLIS1,045
48Ollie GREENHEAD1,014
50Peter EMERSON805
51Louise ELLIS781
52Kevin MOSELEY776
53Matt BRAY743
54Steve GOW735
55Will SMITH726
56Kevin BOTTO710
57Wayne MARDLE677
58Peter JONES644
59Rocky BULLIN642
T61Phil BOTTO635
T61Justin IRWIN635
T64Stephen LANGFORD602
T64Julian TURNER602
T64Rupert PILGRIM602
67Cindy KUKIELKA596
68Owen JOHNSON595
69Matt LEWNS579
70Jessica PILGRIM577
71Max PLAICE565
72Emma ROGERS560
73Seth THOMAS545
74Charlie DART540
75Geoff FARMER521
76James PERRY511
77Anthony KELLETT502
78Sophie NEWTON482
79Rod STUDD453
80Oliver LEWNS446
81Quinn PRESTON320
82John SHARPE303
83Brian GOULD287
84Doug HAMPTON218
85Tina TETLEY188
86Matty EXALL163
87Kate HAYNES150
88Liz GOMM144
89Sophia GONCALVES106
90Simon FARMER88
91Harry PRESTON75
T92Amanda PRAGNELL50
T92Harriet LANCLEY50
T92Melanie LANCLEY50
T98Steve RAGLESS25
T98Tim NOBLE25
T98Geoff SHOWAN25
T98Andrew GOMM25
T98Martyn WILLIAMS25
T98Russell CROCKER25
T98Samuel EVANS25
T98Robbie RICHARDS25
T98Nicholas WILLIAMS25
T98Matthew DAVIES25
T98Terry BURGIN25
T98Richard SMITH25
T98Richard STONES25
T98Lewis TAYLOR25


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

. 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 or down. So if a player scored 427.1 points in a tournament, it would be counted as 427 points. if a player scored 427.5 points in a tournament, it would be counted as 428 points.

. 10 tournaments over a 2 year period count towards a player’s total number of ranking points. The points scored from their 5 best tournament from Year 1 are halved then rounded up/down accordingly, and added to their best 5 tournaments from Year 2 to create their total number of ranking points over a 2 year period.




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