Junior Irish Rankings

 

 

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AIG National Junior Ranking 2017 – Info for Players

The 2017 AIG National Junior Ranking commenced with the October/November Junior Opens 2016 in Balinlough, Naas, Belfast and the Winter Match-play Series 2016 (They are all 2017 tournaments)

Following an extensive review of transition points in national junior rankings it has been decided by the Junior Development  Committee of Tennis Ireland that transition points will not be carried over into 2017 ranking as it is not possible to incorporate the points into the ranking system on tournament software.

The Committee is making this change under the powers available to Tennis Ireland under Rule 1.3
 

NB: The following modifications to the 2017 junior rankings rules have been implemented and are effective immediately-Monday March 20th 2017

The ranking down principle explained-

  1. Players who play up by one agegroup will receive ranking points in that age group and their own agegroup. This applies when players play up by only one agegroup ONLY e. an U14 Player who plays U18 will only receive points in U18s rankings and not in U14 or U16)
  1. Players can carry points down from a maximum of 2 of their 6 events that count towards their national ranking ie an U12 player can play U14 as often as they wish but only their top 2 points from U14s will count towards his U12 ranking.
  • If a player plays in 2 age groups in the same tournament and earns points in both age groups, the higher of the two points will count towards their lower agegroup ranking
  1. This ranking down rule will only apply where the points awarded in the higher agegroup event are greater than 2 of their top 6 in the lower agegroup rankings

Understanding the player’s new points as viewed in their ranking overview window

The new ranking down points will not appear as a separate entry in the players rankings but will be calculated in the player’s Total points

REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF OFFICIAL TOURNAMENTS  Tennis Ireland reserves the right to modify the rules and regulations at any time.
 

Registration on AIG Tennis Database

All players must be registered with an account on ti.tournamentsoftware.com in order to enter an open tournament and to be eligible for ranking points.  Players without a Tennis Ireland PIN (an 8 digit number) can register at ti.tournamentsoftware.com/ using the ‘sign up ‘option.

Ranking Categories will determine the quantity of points gained by the player:

  • Each tournament’s category grading is available in the Junior Calendar.
  • Points awarded for each category are available to view in the PDF ‘National rankings points 2016’ below.

Introduction of National Junior Doubles Rankings – 2016

Doubles rankings are effective from the start of the 2015/2016 season.

Doubles points are calculated by applying the points awarded for the category down from the category assigned to the tournament on the TI calendar. e.g. In a Category 1 tournament where the singles winner gets 400 points the doubles points will be calculated based on a category 2 tournament (250 points to the winner).

Doubles ranking points are assigned individually to each player.

The same factors being applied to singles rankings for Tennis Europe and ITF events will be applied to national doubles rankings.

Doubles rankings are displayed in the same location as singles rankings here.

Ranking Points explained

All junior players entering Tennis Ireland sanctioned junior open tournaments are eligible for ranking points depending on the round they reach and the Category of the Tournament. 

  • Players who do not win a match will not be awarded ranking points. 
  • Players will be ranked on THEIR BEST SIX tournaments. 
  • Only points accumulated in the most recent 12 months will count towards a player’s ranking. After 12 months the points will drop off.

Reference the PDF document at the end of the page for ranking points tables.

Tournament Categories

Before the beginning of the season, all tournaments are categorised by the national competitions committee. 

The Category allocated to each event guarantees that players entering the event will receive that Category’s ranking points.
Tournament categories can be viewed on the Tennis Ireland Junior Calendar.

Matchplays and Points

National Matchplays will be Category ‘National’ tournaments.

Provincial and Regional Matchplay  categories
  Provincial Matchplay Regional Matchplay Regional -8 entries or less Regional -3 entries or less
Leinster Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4
Munster  Category 2 Category 3   Category 4
Connacht  Category 2 Category 3   Category 4
Ulster Category 2 Category 3   Category 4

Qualifying, Provincial and National Matchplay are considered as one item with points awarded only ONCE (highest points achieved within the series) at the end of each series.

Reference the PDF document at the end of the page for details of matchplay ranking points.

International Tournaments and Ranking Points

Points received in International Tournaments are converted to Irish Ranking points using a given conversion rate that reflects the strength of the event.  Points will be awarded to players that didn’t reach the second round in a main draw if they won one or more matches in the Qualifying round.  Points given will reflect the Category of the International Tournament.  The onus will be on the player to submit the tournament details at the below link giving the details of the event they played in and a link to the draw webpage by 12 noon on the Tuesday immediately following the final date of the tournament.

Submit International Tournament details here.

I think I have two PINs.  What can I do?

If a player has two or more PINs in tournament software these can be merged to the primary PIN (i.e. the PIN they are using).  All ranking points on the secondary (merged) PIN will be credited to the player’s primary PIN automatically once requested.  To request this, please email maria.kilkelly@tennisireland.ie with the subject ’merge PINs’ including the following details in the email:

  • Player Name,
  • Date of Birth,
  • Primary PIN,
  • Secondary PIN and
  • Contact Phone Number

AIG National Junior Ranking – Info for Tournament Organisers

Step 1: Registration on AIG Tennis Database

All tournament organisers must have a Tennis Ireland PIN to access adminstrative privileges.  Tournament Organisers without a PIN (an 8 digit number) can register at  ti.tournamentsoftware.com/

Step 2: Obtain your club copy of Tournament Planner from Tennis Ireland for this year

All tournaments must load their results on Tournament Software and this is done using Tournament Planner. Tennis Ireland will order a license for this product for each affiliated club.  The license can be requested by the tournament organiser by emailing maria.kilkelly@tennisireland.ie including the following details in the email.

  • Club Name
  • Contact Referee Name
  • Contact Referee Email
  • Contact Referee Phone

Note:

  1. Please allow 72 hours for delivery of Tournament Planner via email to your club.
  2. In order to use Tournament Planner you must ensure that you have a license for the current year saved in the ‘tournaments ‘ folder on the computer you are using for the tournament.  If you are unclear regarding this, when you open tournament planner half way down the opening page it says version.  The version should be the current year plus which update. I.E. 2017.1 would represent the 1st version for the year 2017.

Step 3: Create your tournament on Tournament Planner

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/product/faq.aspx?id=45&s=2

Step 4: Publish your tournament on the internet

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/product/faq.aspx?id=134&s=2

Step 5: Check that all players have included the correct Tennis Ireland PIN with their entry

When the online entry closes on Tournament Planner if you click on the ‘Tournament’ tab and select ‘player validation’ from the dropdown list the list of players without a Member ID (pin) will appear. The player’s pins must be input to the system before the end of the tournament. Otherwise the player does not receive Ranking Points.  It is a requirement that a tournament organiser completes this process for each Tennis Ireland sanctioned tournament.

Step 6: Schedule Matches and Input Results

In order to ensure that the results when published can ‘count’ toward the AIG National Junior Ranking  complete the scorecard in results.   All details must be input and not just ‘win/lose’.

Step 7: Final Checks

Tournaments should have a completed Tournament Software file available for 12 noon on the Tuesday following the final day of the tournament.  This would allow rankings to be updated immediately so players can receive their ranking points by 6pm on the Tuesday following the tournament.  If a complete file is not available within this time frame, the club could be fined for each week (or part thereof) that Tennis Ireland are awaiting the completed file.

Type Title Size Date
 pdf 2012 End of Year Boys U12 Ranking 274 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Boys U14 Ranking 276 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Boys U16 Ranking 276 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Boys U18 Ranking 259 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Girls U12 Ranking 254 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Girls U14 Ranking 254 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Girls U16 Ranking 240 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf 2012 End of Year Girls U18 Ranking 217 kbs 24th January 2013
 pdf National Ranking Points 2016 221 kbs 20th November 2015
 pdf Matchplay Series Ranking Points 2016 307 kbs 20th November 2015
 pdf International Points Table 2016 107 kbs 24th November 2015
  Matchplay Series Ranking Points – 2017    
  National Ranking Points – 2017