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Classified Player List as of April 1, 2014

Updated April 04, 2014
The NDFP Classified Player List will be updated in the NDFP website every quarter. This is the simplified reference list for all classified events in all NDFP sanctioned and ranking tournaments. What is the Classified Player list and why is there a need for this list?  Understanding the Philippine Event formats will provide a better appreciation of the function and role of the Classified Player List.

Philippine Event Formats
The NDFP sanctioned ranking tournaments are composed of multiple events and are mainly categorized into Open and Restricted Events.  The Open events do not have any restrictions and anybody can play irrespective of expertise, talent, gender, and age.  Examples of Open events are the Open Singles, Fix-Doubles, and Fix-Four Person Team events.  Restricted Events are controlled according to expertise, age, talent, gender, and a combination of these restrictions.  Examples of events restricted to gender and age are the Seniors, Youth, and Ladies events. Events with restriction on expertise and talent are the Classified Draw events. The Seniors singles is restricted to non-classified players.

Classified Draw Events
NDFP Classified Draw events are events where drawing of partners is restricted. Players who are above average and who have attained a higher level of performance will not be paired together. Ideally the purpose of classified events is to attain parity, even out the playing field, and to hopefully give players an equal chance to win.

In classified draw events, different organizers use different systems to classify, sort, and group players who will not be paired. The NDFP’s terminology for this group of players is called Classified Players.

NDFP Classification System
The NDFP system of classified players started in 2005 using the NDFP performance points earned from the Open Singles in all NDFP sanctioned ranking tournaments. The rationale of the NDFP system is to have a continuing objective process to determine the players with current above average performance and players who have attained exceptional accomplishments to be included in the classified players list. To be fair, equitable, and not to penalize forever a one time performance, the NDFP classification system is a continuing process from an average of 24 nationwide ranking tournaments a year.

NDFP Performance Points – Points Allocation Table
The NDFP Performance Points is the basis for the ranking of players. Players earn points in the Open Singles coming from the Points Allocation Table. The table shows the points breakdown based on the placing of the player, number of participants and the amount of the total cash prize of the sanctioned tournament. To view the Point Allocation Table, Click here

Classified Player List
Permanently Classified: Players who attained exceptional performance since 2005

  • All National Masters (9) – players who have won three (3) national ranking tournaments

  • Regional Masters (8) – players who have won three (3) regional ranking tournaments

Conditionally Classified:  Players who have attained above average performance

  • All Masters – players who won regional and national ranking tournaments (less than three) and players who came in second in a national ranking tournament. They will be classified for five (5) years since last being a master.

  • All players who are in the top 30% of all the players with accumulated rolling 3 years ranking points.  The top 30% is the average rate of players with above performance ranking points. The computation to determine the average ranking points is to total all points earned within the time period divided by the total number of players with ranking points. (rationale check out the ndfp website)

To simplify the process of determining the Classified Player List, the NDFP will update this list in the NDFP website every quarter.  

The NDFP Classified Player List for the quarter is viewable and downloadable here

For a more comprehensive description and a deeper understanding of the NDFP Classified Player system, Click here

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