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The 2017 BMGA Strokeplay Order of Merit published following the British Open PDF Print E-mail

The updated Strokeplay Order Of Merit has been released following the latest event of the 2017 BMGA tour, the British Open.  

PosNameTotal
1Adam KELLY8,311
2Will DONNELLY7,714
3Sean HOMER7,642
4Steve LOVELL7,508
5Nuno CUNHA7,489
  
6Mark WOOD7,350
7Martin GREENHEAD7,159
8Tony KELLY7,081
9Michael SMITH7,069
10Andy EXALL6,983
11Scott LANCLEY6,828
12Dave DONNELLY6,744
13Derek BENTALL6,702
14John MCIVER6,695
15James RUTHERFORD6,677
16Terry EXALL6,590


17


Ruth BURKE


6,304

18Chris WOOD6,274
19Paul PRESTON6,043
20Paul JOHNSON6,021
21Adrian AMEY5,994
22Andy WILDE5,954
23Tiger PRAGNELL5,786
24Matt DODD5,738
25David GOMM5,722
26Chris SMITH5,563
27Seve KUKIELKA5,540
28Ed POPE5,286
29Rocky BULLIN5,101
30David HARTLEY4,799
31Marion HOMER4,737
32Ed HAYNES4,459
  
33John SHARPE3,725
34Freddie BLACKBURN-SHAW3,367
35Marion HARTLEY3,167
36Owen JOHNSON2,808
37Matty EXALL2,538
38Alex HYMAN2,416
39Mark WATSON2,337
40David TAYLOR2,319
41John MOORE2,253
42Martin RELF2,230
43Helen DODD2,194
44Cindy KUKIELKA1,982
45Dean CRIPPS-HUMPHREY1,847
46Steve STURDY1,838
47Chris HARDING1,734
48Neil BROWN1,686
49Matt BRAY1,551
50Henri MYERS1,544
51Jimmy EXALL1,534
T52Jessica PILGRIM1,418
T52Rupert PILGRIM1,418
54Joshua CLARKE1,335
55Steve GOW1,252
56Peter HOWARTH1,236
57Brian SMITH1,224
58Christine M'BAYE1,103
59Julian TURNER1,086
T60Michael SALTER1,024
T60Seth THOMAS1,024
62Brian GOULD946
63Simon FARMER908
64Alan EVANS902
65Chris CLARK874
66Brenda SMITH843
67John WRIGHT804
68Jack NIXON723
69Alex OLORANSHAW657
70Ben HOLROYD646
71Geoff FARMER641
72Anthony CLARKSON639
73David WALKER635
74Keilan WEBSTER625
75Scott WALKER598
76Duncan WEST538
77James TRUBRIDGE407
78Russell CROCKER401
79Andrew GOMM218
80Charlie DART205
81Jas KUKIELKA201
82Kathryn HAYNES200
83Jake TETLEY140
84Anthony TETLEY107
T85Chloe ALLART-BENNETT100
T85Kerry WEST100
T85Sam CHILDS100
T85Steve CHILDS100
T85Toby AUSTIN100
T90Adam DUSTIN50
T90Anthony FRANCIS50
T90Carl DAVEY50
T90Craig BREEN50
T90Elsa COSTA50
T90James JOYCE50
T90Leo KUKIELKA50
T90Liz GOMM50
T90Marion BANKS50
T90Martyn WILLIAMS50
T90Richard STONES50
T90Simon BROWN50
T90Sofia GONCALVES50
T90Terri JACOBS50
T90Terry BURGIN50
T90Thomas WRIGHT50
T90Tiago COELHO50
T90Tina TETLEY50
T90Wanda HOBBS50
      

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. Category 4 continues 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). 

 

Following preliminary work carried out by the Rankings Sub-Committee during 2016, the Executive Committee have 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 AGM, three other changes have been implemented.  One was the attraction of 100 rankings points to any previous BMGA tour winner in the previous five seasons outside of the current Top 16.  The first five events of the 2017 season will see the Top 16 players at the end of 2016 being the players who attract ranking points.  The final change was the removal of rounding up any decimal point, this will now be to the nearest whole number.

 

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.

 

We will be looking to implement a minimum points scheme for one day and two day events for 2018 to ensure that all tour events are weighted equally 

 

 

 

Previous Events

Sun 03/12/2017
Star City Open 2017

Sun 12/11/2017
Kent Open 2017

Sun 29/10/2017
Midlands Open 2017

Sun 08/10/2017
Welsh Open 2017

Sun 03/09/2017
Wasps Minigolf Open 2017

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