Badminton New Zealand is pleased to announce that, following collaboration with players and Tournament Software, the results of players competing in international events will be incorporated into the National Ranking system.
While international events have previously been included in the rankings, these were limited to events played within the Oceania region. Now, the results of Kiwi players in all international individual events will be included, with a tier level based on the event's BWF category. This will lead to a stronger and more accurate ranking, where players competing overseas are recognised for their performance and seeded appropriately for domestic events, rather than disadvantaged for lacking enough national results.
This important change will cover the entire 2022 season, and as a result, we will include the results of international events already played in 2022, as well as the upcoming Oceania Championships.
|50||World Championships, World Junior Championships, World Tour Finals, World Tour Super 1000|
|48||World Tour Super 750|
|42||World Tour Super 500|
|40||Would Tour Super 300|
|34||BWF Tour Super 100, Junior International Grand Prix|
|32||Oceania Championships, International Challenge, Junior International Challenge|
|30||International Series, Junior International Series|
|28||Future Series, Junior Future Series|
Additional changes to the National Ranking include:
- Tier levels added for the NZ Tour events, reflecting the increased competition and level of these events.
- Reduction in tier level for events with small entries is a consistent percentage of the original tier level.
For further details, please see the National Rankings Explainer.
These updates will be reflected in the rankings published on Tuesday 26 April.