Link to new Alberta Points Rankings
Badminton Alberta is entering its 17th year of computerized rankings. At the end of 2007 over 1000 members held an official singles ranking.
Badminton Alberta's ladder system works in the following way: If you defeat an athlete who is ranked ahead of you on the official ranking list, you take the place of the athlete whom you defeated. The losing athlete drops only one position on the list.
The system reflects the status of the moment. It is based entirely on head-on match results and the list is updated after each sanctioned tournament conducted in Alberta, including Canadian Junior and Senior Circuit events.
Defaulted matches are usually ignored. Results involving an injury or illness are subject to review. A loss considered totally inconsistent with an athlete's ability level may result in the athlete being removed from the list at the discretion of the competitions committee.
An athlete who commences competition in any sanctioned tournament, then defaults a singles match (main event or consolation) to a lower-ranked athlete, and later competes in a doubles match in the same tournament, will be dropped on the ranking list to the position immediately below the athlete to whom the singles match was defaulted.
Individuals noticing any irregularities with the monthly rankings are asked to contact Badminton Alberta.