The UAE Badminton Ranking System is designed to track national tournament results progressively; and it will empower players, coaches, parents and other stakeholders to:
- Obtain a single window feedback of player/ team standing and progress throughout the season.
- Provide a pathway for player development, goal setting and further enhancement of skills.
- Discover competitive positioning and measure effectiveness of training delivery.
- Encourage higher levels of participation and ascertain the importance of maintaining consistency.
The UAE Badminton Rankings categorize Badminton players/ teams in UAE (holding valid residence visa and Emirates ID) in the order of strength as calculated using points earned by them by playing sanctioned tournaments. UAE Badminton has three sets of ranking for players:
1.1. UAE Badminton Senior Ranking - a ranking for all National events except Junior tournaments
1.1.1. Events included in the Senior ranking:
|2.||MD A||Men's Doubles Level A|
|3.||MD B||Men’s Doubles Level B|
|7.||MD 40||Men’s Doubles above 40|
|8.||XD 40||Mixed Doubles above 40|
|9.||MD 45||Men’s Doubles above 40|
1.2. UAE Badminton Junior Ranking - a ranking for all Junior National tournaments. (Players should remain under 19 years of age throughout the calendar year)
1.2.1. Events included in the Junior Ranking
|Under 9||Boys and Girls||Singles and Doubles||BS U9, GS U9, BD U9, GD U9|
|Under 11||Boys and Girls||Singles and Doubles||BS U11, GS U11, BD U11, GD U11|
|Under 13||Boys and Girls||Singles and Doubles||BS U13, GS U13, BD U13, GD U13|
|Under 15||Boys and Girls||Singles and Doubles||BS U15, GS U15, BD U15, GD U15|
|Under 17||Boys and Girls||Singles and Doubles||BS U17, GS U17, BD U17, GD U17|
|Under 19||Boys and Girls||Singles and Doubles||BS U19, GS U19, BD U19, GD U19|
1.3. UAE Badminton Team Ranking - a quarterly Club ranking based on the results of National Team Events
1.3.1. Events included in the Team Ranking.
|Mandatory Events||Optional Events|
|MS, MD A, MD B, WS, WD, XD, MD 40, MD 45||MS 40, XD 40, XD 45|
- The rankings are derived from ranking tournaments sanctioned by UAE TTBA (except community events, invitational tournaments, and team events) held during the previous 52-week period.
- The 52-week cycle of tournaments start from 1st January 2017.
- These tournaments are graded into Gold, Silver and Bronze categories, and the details will be published in the UAE Badminton calendar from time to time.
- The number of entries in each event in the ranking tournament must be at least:
- Eight players per Singles events (MS, WS, BS, GS,) and
- Eight Pairs per Doubles events (MDA, MDB, WD, XD, MD40, XD40, MD45, BD, GD,).
If the minimum number of entries are not met in an event, the event will not be included in the UAE Badminton Ranking
- Players win ranking points by playing in UAE Badminton sanctioned ranking tournaments
- Players are ranked if they have played in one or more sanctioned tournaments in the last 52 weeks (starting 1st Jan 2017)
- The ranking includes up to 5 tournaments with the highest points earned over the last 52 weeks.
- Players earn ranking points by playing in and winning matches in tournaments.
- The higher the level of tournament, the greater the number of ranking points that a player/ team can earn.
- The further a player progresses in a competition; the more points are earned.
- Players are seeded in national tournaments based on their UAE Badminton Ranking or UAE Badminton Junior Ranking
- Ranking points are earned across each age group and grade, with varying point levels (Refer the ranking points matrix below).
- Points are scored in the main draw only, no points for qualification rounds (if any).
- If two or more players have the same number of ranking points, then the player who played a higher number of tournaments will be ranked higher.
- If players/pairs have identical points and have played in an identical number of tournaments, then these players/pairs are ranked equally. For example, if five players are ranked 1 to 5, and there are three players with equal points and an equal number of tournaments in 6th, the ranking would be: 1,2,3,4,5,6,6,6,9,10, etc.
- Players/pairs win points according to how far they progress in the draw of a particular event.
- If a player/pair:
- had a bye in the first round and lost in the second round - they receive first round loser's points.
- had a bye in the first round, won the second round and lost in the third round - they receive third round loser's points.
- had a walkover in the first round and lost in the second round - they receive second-round loser's points. Walkovers are treated as a win for the player who receives it.
- had a bye in the first round, walkover in the second round and lost in the third round - they receive third round loser's points
- retires after a match is started then they are awarded points relevant to the position they have achieved in the draw (except where a bye is received as per the rule above).
- For Junior ranked players moving up into and older age category, they will carry forward a percentage of the points (within the 52-week span).
- Players moving from U9 to U11, U11 to U13, U13 to U15, U15 to U17 and from U17 to U19 will carry forward 50% of their points.
- In the case of doubles events:
- Doubles rankings relate to the performance of the individual, not pairs.
- The points awarded to a doubles pair will be divided equally between the partners, which will determine the Individual Doubles Ranking Points.
- The sum of the Individual Doubles Ranking Points of the partners will decide the total number of Ranking Points of the Pair.
|Position||Senior National Events||Junior National Events|
|Gold Event||Silver Event||Bronze Event||Gold Event||Silver Event||Bronze Event|
- Doubles Rankings
- Doubles rankings are assigned to individual players, as outlined in 4.4.
- Team Rankings
- Details of the Team Rankings shall be published later.
The UAE Badminton Ranking System is in a developmental phase during the year 2017. Hence, there could be additions, revisions to the system as we are trying to find out and accommodate the best practices applicable to the region. Hence, we encourage feedback from players/ coaches and request to check the Federation website in time to time to keep yourself updated with the changes.