The Swedish Racketlon Rankings System - Principles
Date: 2004-05-19

Revision history:
2002-09-29: Base points changed from 1,2,4,10 to 1,2,3,5. Reason: "avoidance of dramatic mathematics". Also, it makes it more difficult to go directly from the amateurs' class to the Elite class, which should rather not be possible.
2003-08-22: The system modified to comply with the system of the World Ranking. (This change was actually done in practice already after the Swedish Championships 2003. Now it is documented.)
2004-05-19: The prestige factor for Gothenburg Open modified to 1 (since, as of 2004, it is no longer the World Championships)
2012-03-20: Added note on top o document to show that this document is under review and not up to date.!

NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT IS UNDER REVIEW AND NOT UP TO DATE! IT REFLECTS THE SITUATION BACK IN 2004 (However, the general principles are still the same now in 2012 as they were then.)

The Swedish Ranking is based on exactly the same general principles as the World Ranking (see link).

The following is specific for the Swedish ranking system:

The ranking list is used as a basis for what class each player is given. At present the top 40 players are classed Elite, a larger amount of players - i.e. number 41-110 are classed as Class 1 and remaining players are classed as Amateurs. But this may be adjusted continuously.

For full details on how the ranking list has been compiled see the underlying spreadsheet (excel).

At present the following tournaments are registered to be used as a basis for the ranking:

- Olligång Racketlon
- Gothenburg Racketlon Open
- Racketlon Cup
- The Swedish Championships
- The Karlskrona Racket Virtuoso

The Prestige factor varies depending on the tournament. Since this is a national ranking the Swedish Championships carry more wieght (prestige factor 1.5) than Gothenburg Open (prestige factor 1) and Racketlon Cup(1).

It will be the ambition of to publish an updated ranking list after every tournament on the list.