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

The updated Strokeplay Order Of Merit has been released following the latest events of the 2017 BMGA tour, the Midlands Open in Nottingham and the Kent Open in Sidcup. 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). 


PosNameTotal
1Adam KELLY7,712
2Steve LOVELL7,404
3Sean HOMER7,334
4Andy EXALL7,129
5Mark WOOD7,013
  
6Will DONNELLY6,940
7Nuno CUNHA6,876
8Martin GREENHEAD6,829
9Scott LANCLEY6,526
10Ruth BURKE6,299
11Derek BENTALL6,234
12James RUTHERFORD6,185
13Ed POPE6,149
14Dave DONNELLY6,081
15Chris WOOD6,021
16Adrian AMEY5,953


17


Rocky BULLIN


5,907

18Paul JOHNSON5,906
19Terry EXALL5,881
20John MCIVER5,846
21Tiger PRAGNELL5,822
22Tony KELLY5,671
23David GOMM5,641
24Matt DODD5,480
25David HARTLEY5,320
26Andy WILDE5,302
27Paul PRESTON5,179
28John SHARPE4,304
29Seve KUKIELKA4,272
30Marion HOMER3,969
31Marion HARTLEY3,688
32Michael SMITH3,420
  
33Matty EXALL3,334
34Owen JOHNSON3,254
35Ed HAYNES3,081
36Martin RELF2,520
37Chris SMITH2,504
38Alex HYMAN2,416
39David TAYLOR2,319
40Helen DODD1,783
41Chris HARDING1,734
42Cindy KUKIELKA1,705
43Freddie BLACKBURN-SHAW1,700
44Neil BROWN1,686
45Henri MYERS1,661
46Matt BRAY1,551
47Jimmy EXALL1,534
48Jessica PILGRIM1,418
48Rupert PILGRIM1,418
50Joshua CLARKE1,335
51Steve GOW1,252
52Mark WATSON1,236
53Peter HOWARTH1,236
54Brian GOULD1,152
55Charlie DART1,135
56Christine M'BAYE1,103
57Ollie GREENHEAD1,097
58Julian TURNER1,086
59Robert LINNELL1,004
60Chloe ALLART-BENNETT997
61Simon FARMER908
62Seth THOMAS897
63Jack NIXON889
64Anthony CLARKSON870
65Dean CRIPPS-HUMPHREY806
66John WRIGHT804
67Keith KELLARD781
68Alan EVANS764
69Brenda SMITH708
69John MOORE708
71Geoff FARMER641
72Ben HOLROYD631
73James HOLLINRAKE598
74Scott WALKER547
75Duncan WEST538
76Adam DUSTIN481
77David WALKER464
78James TRUBRIDGE407
79Paula BLOODWORTH331
80Shelley COOPER265
81Jake TETLEY190
82Andrew GOMM168
83Kathryn HAYNES150
83Toby AUSTIN150
85Anthony TETLEY107
86Jon ANGEL104
87Sam CHILDS100
87Steve CHILDS100
89Martyn WILLIAMS77
90Jas KUKIELKA50
90Simon BROWN50
90Gareth TAYLOR50
90Natasha SMITH50
90Tina TETLEY50
90Kerry WEST50
90Chris WICKES50
90Carl DAVEY50
90Steve RAGLESS50
90Liz GOMM50
90Thomas WRIGHT50
90Wanda HOBBS50


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 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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