### My ranking points proposal for a 128 player tour.

Id wrote up a massive introduction to this but it didn’t upload and I lost the whole damn thing so ill keep this brief.

With the tour going to 128 players in the future I now propose the a ranking system based on POINTS rather than a money based order of merit.

The main benefits of this system will be.

- An easy to follow system that everyone can understand.

- Tournament winners fairly rewarded

- The points increment per round will increase by the same amount for a win so all wins treated equally apart from the final where double "win" points will be on offer.

- Scope for tournaments to be raised to a higher points tariff level should their prize money increase.

The PTC model currently uses the following ranking points.

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 360 points

Last 32 - 560 points

Last 16 - 760 points

QF - 1000 points

SF - 1280 points

R-up - 1600 points

Winner - 2000 points

For PTCs this is the points increments I propose, so the PTC's would be known as a 2000 tariff event.

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 250 points

Last 32 - 500 points

Last 16 - 750 points

QF - 1000 points

SF - 1250 points

R-up - 1500 points

Winner - 2000 points

Basically all wins are rewarded with the same 250 points until you reach the final where double points are on offer. With the teired system no longer in use, there will be no need to offer bigger points to round 1 wins, so all wins should be treated equally expect a final.

The next level up would be a small main ranker at a 6000 points tariff. Tournaments like Welsh Open, German Masters, Australian Open and Shanghai Masters would be classed as 6000 points events.

The ranking points on offer would be pro-rata'd up from the PTC so the points would look like this.

6000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 750 points

Last 32 - 1500 points

Last 16 - 2250 points

QF - 3000 points

SF - 3750 points

R-up - 4500 points

Winner - 6000 points

The next bracket of ranking events would be 8000 tariff events with the World Open and China Open. This is mainly based on the prize money on offer being greater than the 6000 points events.

8000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 1000 points

Last 32 - 2000 points

Last 16 - 3000 points

QF - 4000 points

SF - 5000 points

R-up - 6000 points

Winner - 8000 points

The UK is the 2nd biggest event of the season but in time I see the China Open becoming a "major" and reaching the same level. At the moment im classing the UK as a 10000 tariff event.

10,000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 1250 points

Last 32 - 2500 points

Last 16 - 3750 points

QF - 5000 points

SF - 6250 points

R-up - 7500 points

Winner - 10000 points

The World Championship is the crown jewel of the season with the most prize money and prestige. To truly reflect the importance of the WC, given how many other events there now are in a season carrying ranking points, im making this a 15000 points event.

15,000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 1875 points

Last 32 - 3750 points

Last 16 - 5625 points

QF - 7500 points

SF - 9375 points

R-up - 11250 points

Winner - 15000 points

With the tour going to 128 players in the future I now propose the a ranking system based on POINTS rather than a money based order of merit.

The main benefits of this system will be.

- An easy to follow system that everyone can understand.

- Tournament winners fairly rewarded

- The points increment per round will increase by the same amount for a win so all wins treated equally apart from the final where double "win" points will be on offer.

- Scope for tournaments to be raised to a higher points tariff level should their prize money increase.

The PTC model currently uses the following ranking points.

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 360 points

Last 32 - 560 points

Last 16 - 760 points

QF - 1000 points

SF - 1280 points

R-up - 1600 points

Winner - 2000 points

For PTCs this is the points increments I propose, so the PTC's would be known as a 2000 tariff event.

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 250 points

Last 32 - 500 points

Last 16 - 750 points

QF - 1000 points

SF - 1250 points

R-up - 1500 points

Winner - 2000 points

Basically all wins are rewarded with the same 250 points until you reach the final where double points are on offer. With the teired system no longer in use, there will be no need to offer bigger points to round 1 wins, so all wins should be treated equally expect a final.

The next level up would be a small main ranker at a 6000 points tariff. Tournaments like Welsh Open, German Masters, Australian Open and Shanghai Masters would be classed as 6000 points events.

The ranking points on offer would be pro-rata'd up from the PTC so the points would look like this.

6000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 750 points

Last 32 - 1500 points

Last 16 - 2250 points

QF - 3000 points

SF - 3750 points

R-up - 4500 points

Winner - 6000 points

The next bracket of ranking events would be 8000 tariff events with the World Open and China Open. This is mainly based on the prize money on offer being greater than the 6000 points events.

8000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 1000 points

Last 32 - 2000 points

Last 16 - 3000 points

QF - 4000 points

SF - 5000 points

R-up - 6000 points

Winner - 8000 points

The UK is the 2nd biggest event of the season but in time I see the China Open becoming a "major" and reaching the same level. At the moment im classing the UK as a 10000 tariff event.

10,000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 1250 points

Last 32 - 2500 points

Last 16 - 3750 points

QF - 5000 points

SF - 6250 points

R-up - 7500 points

Winner - 10000 points

The World Championship is the crown jewel of the season with the most prize money and prestige. To truly reflect the importance of the WC, given how many other events there now are in a season carrying ranking points, im making this a 15000 points event.

15,000 points event

Last 128 - 0 points

Last 64 - 1875 points

Last 32 - 3750 points

Last 16 - 5625 points

QF - 7500 points

SF - 9375 points

R-up - 11250 points

Winner - 15000 points

- Witz78
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