WSF WORLD JUNIOR CIRCUIT & RANKINGS
- Updated 14 January 2013
There is now a World Junior Circuit integrating national junior opens, regional & world junior championships, together with World Under 19 quarterly rankings for the players.
In essence, WSF registers events, but does not become involved in their seeding or management; then take the Under 19 results to produce rankings. Full details are below.
The events benefit from the increased status for sponsors and media, being featured on the WSF World Calendar, using the WSF logo and entry encouragement too.
- The spread is World Juniors, Regional Junior Championships and the National Junior Open of any WSF full / associate member nation.
- The administration fee of £60 per event contributes towards scheme costs (fee by event, not each category).
- Registration is required a minimum of three months before start.
- Events may still register if they don’t run both categories at the same time, but only where both male and female events are offered during the year.
- WSF has no involvement in the general rules, staging and seeding of the events, which come under the respective National / Regional Federation, excepting for the World Individual titles.
- The rankings are male and female at Under 19 age group levels.
- Rankings are published quarterly at the start of the following months: February, May, August* and November.
*The August listing will be delayed if necessary so that the World Junior Championships can be included in it, irrespective of it possibly finishing after the start of August in a future year
- As rankings are quarterly they are intended as a seeding guide rather than for direct seeding use.
- Events finishing before or on the last day of the final month of the period are included in the next listing.
- Rankings are based upon a rolling year i.e. earned points drop off after 12 months.
- The basis of the rankings is:
1. In the first 12 months of ranking operation players will be given an initial points placement by the WSF Championships Committee and the divisor (see 4) will not operate.
2. All players will have a divisor of three. The player’s best three events will be used for the purposes of providing the average.
3. As necessary, the WSF Championships Committee will adjust these Rules as they monitor the Ranking system operation during the introductory period.
3. POINTS TIERS / POINTS BREAKDOWN
- There are three points tiers:
Tier 1 World Championships
Tier 2 Regional Championships (e.g. European, Asian Junior Individual) + top level sub regionals / NJOs such as British & Dutch Junior Opens (as determined by the WSF Championships Committee)
Tier 3 All other sub regionals / NJOs
- Upgrading / downgrading is at the discretion of the WSF Championships Committee.
- Ranking Points Breakdown:
Ranking points are offered as follows:
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Winner 200 125 75
Runner up 140 78 45
3 / 4 80 50 28
5 / 8 40 25 13
9 / 16 20 12 7
17 / 32 10 6 -
- Points are only earned where the first match in the main draw is started i.e. the player actually competes.
- Players do not register or pay WSF to be included, nor need to be PSA / WSA members.
- Player name spelling follows PSA / WSA where members, or as certified by the MNA where there is doubt.
- A player whose 19th birthday is after the last day of the ranking period will be included in the respective ranking list.
- Only points earned in an Under 19 event count towards that ranking list.
- The WSF Office will register events, input results and publish the listings
- A Press release will accompany each publication.
- A player’s database will be created with a unique memberID – The current ESF system will be used.