Professional Rankings 2022

2021 Ultimate Pool Final Professional Rankings

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INFORMATION

Provisional 2022 rankings can be found on our Live Scoring page.

There are 48 professional players for the 2022 Ultimate Pool season.

The 2021 end-of-season professional rankings are above. These are the ranking positions those players will have for throughout the 2022 campaign. New professionals will not have a ranking (although they will have a provisional ranking – as referenced later).

There are currently 11 professional ranking events in the 2022 season – Professional Cup, Professional Grand Slam, Professional Series (eight events), and the Champions League. Players earn ranking points from each of these events.

The 2022 end-of-season rankings will only be based on points gained from the 2022 season's ranking events. The 2022 end-of-season list will then be used to determine positions for the 2023 campaign – those ranked in the top 16 will be seeded through to a latter round in 2023 events.

At the end of each professional ranking event/weekend, a ‘provisional’ list will be published.

No professional players will be relegated at the end of the 2022 season as Ultimate Pool intends to expand the professional ranks to 80 players for the 2023 season. At the end of the 2023 season, the bottom 16 ranked players will be relegated.

Ranking points that professional players earn from 2022 will be rolled over to the 2023 season and be cumulative. For example, if a player earns 10,000 points from the 2022 season and 6,000 from the 2023 season, their end-of-season 2023 total will be 16,000. In comparison, new professionals for 2023 will only be able to earn ranking points from the 2023 season.

From the 2023 season onwards, the structure for Professional Series events (and likely other professional events) will see those ranked 17-80 play two knockout rounds with the 16 players that come through then facing the top 16 ranked players from the previous end-of-season rankings.

If a player inside the top 16 is not present for an event, Ultimate Pool may 'push up' the next eligible player on the ranking list for seeding purposes.

Ranking Points Structure for 2022 season events

Ranking Points for all Professional Series events and the Professional Cup

  • Winner: 6,000
  • Runner-Up: 3,000
  • Semi-Finalists: 2,000
  • Quarter-Finalists: 1,500
  • Last 16 Losers: 1,000
  • Preliminary Round winners that lose in the Last 32: 500
  • Seeded Players that lose in the Last 32: 250
  • Preliminary Round Losers: 250
  • Non-attendance: 0

Ranking Points for the Professional Grand Slam

  • Winner: 6,000
  • Runner-Up: 3,000
  • Semi-Finalists: 2,000
  • Quarter-Finalists: 1,500
  • Last 16: 1,000
  • Losers' Qualification Round: 750
  • Losers' Round 2: 500
  • Losers' Round 1 (Winner from Round 1): 350
  • Losers' Round 1: 250
  • Non-attendance: 0

Ranking Points for the Champions League

  • Winner: 6,000
  • Runner-Up: 3,000
  • Semi-Finalists: 2,000
  • 2nd Place in a Last 16 Group: 1,500
  • 3rd Place in a Last 16 Group: 1,250
  • 4th Place in a Last 16 Group: 1,000
  • 2nd Place in a Last 64 Group: 500
  • 3rd Place in a Last 64 Group: 300
  • 4th Place in a Last 64 Group: 200
  • Non-attendance: 0

Qualifiers can not claim ranking points.

If players are tied on points at the end of any group in the Champions League, a 6-reds shootout will determine the final standings.

NOTE: For any matches that involve a bye/withdrawal, the ‘beneficiaries’ will earn full prize money, ranking points and frames on offer.

NOTE: Players have to attend the tournament and complete their matches (unless otherwise authorised by a UPG official) in order gain ranking points.

Players Tied on Points

A) If players are level on the same number of points, positions are determined by whoever won the most points in any single professional ranking event during the season.

B) If positions can’t be decided by (A) the countback method will be applied.

.1 This means positions will be decided by how many points were earned from the most recent professional ranking event (or most recently numbered in the case of the Professional Series).

.2 Should this still not separate players, you continue this process looking at professional ranking events working backwards (or most recently numbered in the case of the Professional Series) throughout the season until players can be separated.

C) If players have an exactly identical ranking points record throughout the entire season, positions will be decided by whoever won the greatest number of frames in their final losing match in the most recent professional ranking event (or most recently numbered in the case of the Professional Series).

.1 Should this still not separate players, you continue this process looking at professional ranking events working backwards (or most recently numbered in the case of the Professional Series) throughout the season until players can be separated.

D) In the event that players still can’t be separated, the players involved may have to contest a playoff – the details of which would be decided by the Ultimate Pool Group.

Should an issue arise that is not covered above, the decision of the Ultimate Pool Group will be final.

The Ultimate Pool Group has the right to alter any of the above in exceptional circumstances.