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16 September 2017

Proposed IWRF World Ranking System Overview

The IWRF Competitions Committee has discussed the proposed new world ranking (WR) system in detail during our recent workshop in April, 2017. The committee has agreed to the following goals and principals of the proposed new system.

 

Goals of the new WR System

  • Remove the big jumps that occurred often following single Zone events
  • Allow teams to move within the world ranking not just the commonly occurring single zone only movement
  • Incorporate more than the most recent sanctioned event so rankings are based on the results of many events
  • Be more representative of teams performances against all teams
  • To incorporate results over a longer period of time

 Principles of the new WR system

  • Reflect team performances over a 4 year cycle
  • Based on performance only
  • Encourages teams to attend or host more sanctioned events
  • Is respectful of the competitiveness and number of teams actively participating within different zones
  • does not allow for double dipping, i.e. when a team plays in more than one division in their zone championship

Significant discussion was held and analysis performed. The new WR ranking system will be based on points awarded for competition at sanctioned events based on the following:

  • Points are calculated over a 4 year cycle and include the following events:

    • World Championships
    • Paralympic Games
    • Most recent Zone Championships
    • All other sanctioned events during the previous 4 years up to a maximum of 2 additional events points allocations per year
  • Points are awarded based on:

    • your final placing at an event,
    • the points earned for that specific placing (see table below), and
    • the multiplier for that specific the event (max 5.0, min 0.2)
  • Multiplier weightings are based on the following:

    • 0 for World Championships and Paralympic Games
    • 2 for Zone Championships with more than one division and more than 9 teams participating in the zone championships
    • 0 for Zone Championships with a qualification event with more than 5 teams in attendance
    • 8 for all other Zone Championships
    • For all other competition sanctioned events, the sum of
      • 2 for each zone represented,
      • 0 for 1 to 3 teams participating,
      • 2 for 4 or 5 teams,
      • 4 for 6 or 7 teams,
      • 6 for 8 or more teams
  •  Placings within Zonal Championships are updated following each Zone Championship event and are only adjusted amongst teams within individual zones. This ensures you only receive one allocation of ranking points even if you compete in multiple divisions within a zone cycle.
  • Overall points are calculated following each sanctioned event and rankings updated effectively immediately
  • Weightings will be reviewed, and adjusted if required, following each World Championships and Paralympics Games
  • Points from World Championships will include the overall placings of the associated qualification event. Points for performance at such qualification events will only be calculated and WR updated at the completion of the Championship event.
  • Points from Paralympic Games will include the overall placings of the associated qualification event. Points for performance at such qualification events will only be calculated and WR updated at the completion of the Paralympics event.
  • If a team member nation does not attend their Zonal Championship they will not be awarded any ranking points within that Zonal cycle.

Placing

Points

Placing

Points

Placing

Points

1

50

9

16

17

8

2

40

10

15

18

7

3

30

11

14

19

6

4

25

12

13

20

5

5

20

13

12

21

4

6

19

14

11

22

3

7

18

15

10

23

2

8

17

16

9

24

1

 

An Excel spreadsheet comparing the current IWRF world ranking system to the proposed new system is available for download HERE.  Tim Johnson is the manager of the IWRF World Ranking System and can be reached at if you should have any questions about the proposed new world ranking system.