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Qualification methodology used within each group at BWF World Tour Finals 2018 explained

By: Karthik V
Date: 15 Dec, 2018
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Qualification methodology used within each group at BWF World Tour Finals 2018 explained:(Considering only Men's Singles and Women's Singles categories)

It’s that time of the year where the BWF world tour finals are happening at Guangzhou, China where the top 8 players are contesting against each other to reign supreme and stamp their authority as the best player's in their respective categories. The top 8 players in men's and women's singles categories are split up into two groups with each group consisting of 4 players and with top 2 players in each group qualifying for the semifinals. The four players in the group contest each other in the group stages (each player playing three matches in the group).

 

 

The Complexities involved in terms of qualifications criteria in the Group stage from each group are sometimes tricky to understand as a follower as barring this tournament in the Badminton circuit, all the other tournament follow a traditional knockout approach where you win, you get qualified for the next round and when you lose, you are eliminated from the tournament and the end user who follows badminton are not accustomed to this group type format and get confused from the Qualifications perspective taking into context only this tournament. (BWF World Tour Finals 2018).

 

 

The parameters considered in BWF World Tour Finals to qualify from each group in the Top 2 is mentioned as follows: 

 

1)The Number of matches won by a player in a particular group.

2)The Number of games won by a player in a particular group.

3)The Number of points won by a player in a particular group.

4)The Number of matches lost by a player in a particular group.

5)The Number of games lost by a player in a particular group.

6)The Number of points conceded by a player in a particular group.

 

Note: The order of precedence is followed and given priority in the following manner:

 

1)The Number of matches won by a player given the top priority.

 

2)If the Number of matches won by 2 players within the group is the same, then Number of games won /lost by a particular player is given the next level priority.

3)If the Number of Matches won by 2 players are the same and the number of games won/conceded by each player is the same, then the number of points won by a player/conceded by a player during the match is taken into consideration for deciding the top two player's in the group.

 

 

So considering the above parameters, it’s imperative that a player while winning a particular match in a group wins it in straight games to give himself the best chance of qualifying to the semifinals and even if a player loses he/she should make sure that they lose by a slender margin (lose by a fewer game and point difference) to make a comeback in the next match within the group stage and keep their options open for qualifying to the semifinals. 

                                                                                                                       

A brief overview of the BWF World Tour Finals:

 

 To sum it up, the BWF World tour finals is the only tournament in the BWF Circuit where only the top 8 players only compete against each other initially in a group format and every match won/lost in a group, every game won/lost in a group and every point won/lost in a group plays a pivotal role in he/she going deep into the tournament.


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