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Understanding the Power Method

 

Does it matter which WAGR® events I play?

 

 

For most players, a good finish in any WAGR® event will be beneficial to their points average and where it places within the ranking. The key principle is to earn the same or more points than the current points average. If a player’s finishing place in an event earns fewer points than their points average, their total points average will decrease. This decrease may cause a fall in their ranking position.

 

One exception is if the player has not met the minimum divisor of seven for women or eight for men. In such case, almost any points gained will improve their average. The other exception is team match play events where only participation points are earned, as there is no associated divisor with such events.

 

It is worth noting that players with higher divisors will have less movement in their averages with each new result. For the highest ranked players, those generally ranked around 400 or better, care might be taken in selecting events in which to participate, as the maximum points on offer to the winner in weaker events may not meet their current average.

 

How is the strength of field determined?

The strength of events in WAGR® is determined based on the ranking of all the players who make up the field. This includes any professionals who are participating in the competitions. For professionals, their ranking in OWGR or the Rolex Ranking is used. Unranked professional players are assigned a contributing value below the lowest ranked player in the applicable ranking.

Within WAGR®, the strength of an event is expressed as a Power with values starting around 10. Events with only amateur players will not have a Power exceeding 1000. Events with professionals have Powers starting around 15, but can extend past 1000 and go up to the high 3000s, depending on how many top-ranked players from each ranking are participating. Generally, this will only happen in majors and with the very strongest tours.

The following table is provided as a guide to understanding how many points are available in events of various Powers. Except for the last row, a field size of 100 is used to demonstrate the various points on offer based on Power and finish position.

 

Finish Position

Power

1st

2nd

5th

10th

50th

100th

1000

25.0000

19.7510

14.4641

11.4272

6.6114

5.2232

900

23.2500

18.3685

13.4516

10.6273

6.1486

4.8576

800

21.5000

16.9859

12.4391

9.8274

5.6858

4.4920

700

19.7500

15.6033

11.4266

9.0275

5.2230

4.1264

600

18.0000

14.2207

10.4141

8.2276

4.7602

3.7607

500

16.2500

12.8382

9.4016

7.4277

4.2974

3.3951

400

14.5000

11.4556

8.3892

6.6278

3.8346

3.0295

300

12.7500

10.0730

7.3767

5.8279

3.3718

2.6639

200

11.0000

8.6905

6.3642

5.0280

2.9090

2.2982

100

9.2500

7.3079

5.3517

4.2281

2.4462

1.9326

20

7.8500

6.2018

4.5417

3.5881

2.0760

1.6401

10*

7.6750

6.0636

4.4405

3.5082

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* Field size 10

 

How do I become and remain ranked?

To become ranked in WAGR® a player must earn six and a half points. From the first ranking week in 2022, a player will need to earn at least another four points in a single event in the previous 52 weeks to remain ranked.




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