Description of Point System

Description of Point System

Status of registered player.  (Active = in good standing and meeting game requirements.  Inactive = removed from ranking system)

CURRENT REGISTRATION


PLAYER

A registered member of the NPL.


CLUB

The FPUSA club to which the NPL member or team is registered.


SCORE

The NPL member or team's ranking among other NPL members.  Each score starts from a win/loss average and is added to through the methods described below.


POINT DIFFERENTIAL

The amount by which a player or team won, or lost, against an opponent, and summed across all games played by that individual in a season.


QUALIFICATION STATUS

Denotes whether a player is in progress of qualifying for the season (Not Yet Qualified), has qualified for the season (Qualified), or has not met the minimum requirements for qualification (Has Not Qualified).  The minimum requirements for qualification are at least 16 games while meeting against at least 4 different players in that individual's home NPL club. 

SEASON MARKER DATES    

These are marker dates indicating to players as a reminder that a number of games must be achieved in order to remain in active status. The 2017  Season Marker Dates are as follows:

  • 1st Season Marker - By April 30 a player must have fulfilled at least 4 minimum required games or temporarily be marked inactive.
  • 2nd Season Marker - By June 11th a player must have fulfilled at least 8 minimum required games or be disqualified for the season.
  • 3rd Season Marker - ByAugust 6th a player must have fulfilled at least 12 minimum required games or temporarily be marked inactive. 
  • 4th Final Season Marker - By September a player must have fulfilled the minimum 16 required games or be disqualified from the standings.

GAMES

The number of games an individual or team plays within the season.  An NPL member is required to play at least 16 games against other NPL members in order for their score to be counted at the end of the season. 


WINS/LOSSES

The number of games won or lost in a season.


AVERAGE

The average of games won to games played.


STARTING SCORE

A number arrived at by rounding down an individual's average to the nearest hundredth, and multiplying by 100.


GAMES PLAYED POINTS

Points for games played recognizes individuals who play a larger number of games in a season, and who run the risk of normalizing their playing average.  It is also intended to encourage individuals to play more then their minimum required number of games. Points accumulate on a players baseline score for number of games met. The season is divided up into two parts like two long tournaments. In each half of a season a player may play from 8-28 games, therefore, a player who plays the maximum number of games in each season for the season high of 56 games may effectively earn an additional +6 points to their baseline score. 

SINGLES                                          

0-14 games = no additional points

15-22 games = +1 point  

23-27 games = +2 points

28 games = +3 points


+1 point per victory.

INTER-REGIONAL GAMES


PLACING IN AN FPUSA REGIONAL OR NATIONAL SINGLES TOURNAMENT

Points will be awarded for placing in any FPUSA regional or national singles or doubles tournament. Teams may not submit games where players have been substituted.

REGIONAL:

1st Place = +12 points

2nd Place = +8 points

3rd Place = +6 points

4th Place = +4 points

NATIONAL:

1st Place = +24 points

2nd Place = +16 points

3rd Place = +12 points

4th Place = +8 points


PLACING IN AN FJPIP INTERNATIONAL SINGLES  TOURNAMENT

Points will be awarded for placing first, second, or third, in any FJPIP international singles or doubles tournament. No substitutions permitted for doubles.

1st Place = +24 points

2nd Place = +16 points

3rd Place = +12 points

4th Place = +8 points