Transition to the Power Method in 2020

Season’s greetings and all best wishes for 2020 from the WAGR® team.

Due to the holiday period the rankings for Week 52 will not be published on Wednesday 01 January 2020. We will, however, run a ranking for Week 52 as soon as possible on our return in 2020. Thereafter, the rankings for Week 52 feed into the transition process to the Power Method with a view of publishing rankings under the new system on Wednesday 08 January or soon thereafter.

Having thoroughly tested the transition from our current rankings to the Power Method we know that there will be changes. In anticipation we have pulled together some questions and responses.

Transition Q&As

After transition and running the rankings under the Power Method my ranking position has fallen even though I have not played in an event, why did this happen?

This is most likely to be the result of implementing ageing of events from 53 to 104 weeks old. After Week 52 event points and divisors will reduce proportionately, approximately two percent, per week before they drop out after 104 weeks. If most of your best results within your WAGR® record were in 2018, they are now aged and this is likely to have caused the fall in the rankings you have noticed.

Alternatively, if you are a newly ranked player within the first 52 weeks of being in the rankings and met the minimum divisor under the current system of 24 (based on rounds) you may not have met the new minimum divisor of 8 for men and 7 for women (based on events), which is being applied to both newly ranked and established players.

After transition and running the rankings under the Power Method my ranking position has risen even though I have not played in an event, why did this happen?

As in the previous response again this is likely to be the result of implementing ageing of events from 53 to 104 weeks old. After Week 52 event points and divisors will reduce proportionately, approximately two percent, per week before they drop out after 104 weeks. If most of your poor results within your WAGR® record were in 2018, they are now aged and this is likely to have caused the rise you have noticed.

Alternatively, you may not have reached the minimum divisor under the previous system but did reach the new minimum divisor of 8 for men and 7 for women under the Power Method and this may have caused you to move up the rankings.

More information is available on our Power Method FAQs page.

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