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Main Competition

The ranking positions for English Amateur players is based on the performance during the current season and takes account of results from the English Amateur Championship, the best six results from the six one-day tournaments which comprise the Amateur Billiards Circuit (ABC) plus the Jock McGregor, and the English Amateur Matchplay Championship.

English Amateur Championship Points

Winner: 50 points
Runner-up: 40 points
Losing Semi-finalists: 30 points
Losing Quarter-finalists: 23 points
Intermediate group qualifiers: 15 points
Regional group qualifiers: 10 points
All other entries: 5 points

ABC Tournament Points

Winner: 30 points
Runner-up: 25 points
Losing Semi-finalists: 20 points
Losing Quarter-finalists: 15 points
Losers in the Last Sixteen: 10 points
Preliminary Round Winners: 10 points
All other entries: 5 points

In addition, these tournaments will involve a Plate competition open to players who lose their first match in the main event. Additional points will be awarded to the players who reach the closing stages of this competition, for seasons 2016/2017 onwards this is as follows:

Winner: 15 points
Runner-up: 13 points
Semi-finalists: 11 points
Quarter-finalists: 9 points
one win 7 points

Seasons prior to 2016/2017 the plate points were as follows:

Winner: 15 points
Runner-up: 13 points
Semi-finalists: 10 points

English Amateur Matchplay &Jock McGregor Memorial Points

Winner: 30 points
Runner-up: 25 points
Losing Semi-finalists: 20 points
Losing Quarter-finalists: 15 points
Losers in the Last Sixteen: 10 points
Preliminary Round Winners: 10 points
All other entries: 5 points

In addition, these tournaments will involve a Plate competition open to players who lose their first match in the main event. Additional points will be awarded to the players who reach the closing stages of this competition, as follows:

Winner: 15 points
Runner-up: 13 points
Semi-finalists: 10 points

Junior Competition

The ranking positions for English Junior players is based on performances throughout the current season and takes account of results from the English Under-16 and Under-19 Championships together with the best five results from the six one-day Junior Ranking tournaments.

At the end of the season, the players ranked in positions 1-4, will be invited to represent England Juniors in the  Kingsman Cup.

English Under-16 and Under-19 Championship Points

 

Winner: 45 points
Runner-up: 38 points
Semi-finalists: 30 points
Quarter-finalists: 23 points
All other entries: 10 points

Junior Ranking Series Points

Winner: 25 points
Runner-up: 20 points
Semi-finalists: 15 points
Quarter-finalists: 10 points
All other entries: 5 points

In addition, these tournaments will involve a Plate competition open to players who lose their first match in the main event. Additional points will be awarded to the players who reach the closing stages of this competition, as follows:

Winner: 8 points
Runner-up: 5 points
Semi-finalists: 3 points

Senior Competition (Over-50′s)

The ranking positions for Senior Amateur players is based on the performance during the current season and takes account of results from the Grand Masters Championship and the best six results from the six one-day tournaments which comprise the Amateur Billiards Circuit (ABC) plus the Jock McGregor memorial.

Only those players participating in the Grand Masters event will be eligible for inclusion in this list.

Grand Masters Championship Points

Winner: 50 points
Runner-up: 40 points
Losing Semi-finalists: 30 points
Losing Quarter-finalists: 23 points
Intermediate group qualifiers: 15 points
Regional group qualifiers: 10 points
All other entries: 5 points

Note: the ranking scores were tweaked slightly for 2015/2016 season onwards to remove half points. For example, previously a 22.5 point score is now 23 points.

Note: the ranking scores were tweaked slightly for 2016/2017 season onwards to:
1. Adding the Jock McGregor memorial to the 6 ABC events now allows one result dropped from the seven results.
2. The points system for the plate is extended to lower positions.