Premier/Pro Division - 2021 Format

Projected Schedule

Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm: Pool Play
2:30pm: First Round of Bracket
4:00pm: Second Round of Bracket (if needed)
Sunday
9:00am: Contender + Premier Semis
10:00am: Pro Semis
10:30am: Contender Finals & 3rd Place
11:00am: Premier Finals & 3rd Place
11:30am: Pro 3rd Place
12:30pm: Pro Finals

Pool Play & Seeding

  • The idea here is to simplify the depreciation and make up for the missed 2020 season. Points would no longer be depreciated within the current season. Points from a previous season would be worth 25% of their value in the following season. Points last for one season after they are earned (with the exception of 2019 points lasting 2 seasons due to Covid cancellations). For example points earned in the 2021 season would be worth 25% in 2022 season.
    • Individual players receive 50% of the team points
    • Seeding takes the sum of top 3 individual points from 2019 season (25% non-depreciated) or 2021 points (100% non-depreciated).
  • Pools of 4 or 5
  • Best of 3 matches (to 15 or 21)
  • Top 2 of each pool moves into the Pro Bracket
  • Teams not qualifying for Pro Bracket will play out the Premier bracket

Bracket Play

  • Slotting for the Pro Bracket is based off placing in pool and maps to a bracket spot.  
    • . If you win pool A you get the one seed because that theoretically has the best team in it.
    • Example:
  • Seeding for the Premier Bracket is based off pool play results.
  • Best of 3 matches (to 15 or 21)
  • All teams will get at least one round of consolation games when eliminated.

Points

  • The points are used to track the seedings for Pro/Premier and Women’s divisions.
    • At least 8 teams must be registered for a division to be eligible for points at an event.
    • Premier rankings will start where Pro rankings end. - for example, if there are 8 teams in the Pro Division, first place in Premier would be considered 9th place and so on.
    • When T-5, T-7 etc., base points will be the average (ie T-5 is the average of 5-8 points = 50)
    • Sanctioned Independent Events award 25% of points to each ranking.
Rank TS Team Point TS Individual Point SE Team Point SE Individual Point
1 325 162.5 81.25 40.625
2 195 97.5 48.75 24.375
3 130 65 32.5 16.25
4 95 47.5 23.75 11.875
5 65 32.5 16.25 8.125
6 55 27.5 13.75 6.875
7 45 22.5 11.25 5.625
8 35 17.5 8.75 4.375
9 32 16 8 4
10 30 15 7.5 3.75
11 28 14 7 3.5
12 26 13 6.5 3.25
13 24 12 6 3
14 22 11 5.5 2.75
15 20 10 5 2.5
16 18 9 4.5 2.25
17 17 8.5 4.25 2.125
18 16 8 4 2
19 15 7.5 3.75 1.875
20 14 7 3.5 1.75
21 13 6.5 3.25 1.625
22 12 6 3 1.5
23 11 5.5 2.75 1.375
24 10 5 2.5 1.25
25 9 4.5 2.25 1.125
26 8 4 2 1
27 7 3.5 1.75 0.875
28 6 3 1.5 0.75
29 5 2.5 1.25 0.625
30 4 2 1 0.5
31 3 1.5 0.75 0.375
32 2 1 0.5 0.25

Event Type Multiplier: Nationals = 2.2

Strength Multiplier for Tour Series

Tournaments have varying degrees of difficulty based on the teams that participate. To make our rankings more accurate we have a strength multiplier. In 2020, we've added more tiers to the strength multiplier and have included fractional multipliers. These additions allow the multiplier to be more responsive to the strength of the field and means the points more accurately reflect the difficulty of the competition. The strength multiplier is determined by looking at the percentage of total ranking points compared to the maximum amount of points.

Premier: We compare the top 3 points of the top 32 players in the highest division to the top 3 finishes of the top 32 players overall. (If there are fewer than 16 teams we look at the points of all players in the highest division.)

Women's: We compare the top 3 points of the top 10 players in the highest division to the top 3 finishes of the top 10 players overall.

Top 3 points follows: 2019 at 25% non-depreciated, 2021 at 100% non-depreciated

Total Possible Points Multiplier
90 - 100% 1.6
89.99 - 80% 1.5
79.99 - 70% 1.4
69.99 - 60% 1.3
59.99 - 50% 1.2
49.99 - 40% 1.1
39.99 - 30% 1
29.99 - 20% 0.75
19.99 - 10% 0.5
9.99 - 5% 0.25
4.99 - 0% 0

Earn Premier

  • Top 4 non-Premier teams in Contender division at Tour Series.
  • Top 3 non-Premier teams in highest division at a Sanctioned Independent Event.
  • Player cannot earn Premier with a current Premier player.

Current Premier

  • All players Premier qualified at the end of 2019 are eligible for the Premier division through 2021
  • Premier players can play in Contender division but not Intermediate/HS/Youth/Beginner

List (in progress):

Name Top 3 Points for Seeding as of 4/15/21
Addison Powers 75.465
Adrian Weaver 7.755
Alex Daly 50.625
Alex Gong 6.3
Alex Miller 24.88
Alexandre Bellemare 0.25
Alexandre Fortin-Martel 15
Alli Kauffman 3.45
Andrew Card 250.25
Andrew Gasaway 13.76
Andrew Hess 13.575
Anthony Alvino 266.825
Anthony Daming 16.75
Anthony Oliver 17.275
Artie Singer 24.81
Austin Montgomery 35.5
Austin Rawlings 68.75
Becca Graham 4.675
Ben Buckman 21.6
Ben Bunze 31.36
Ben Dantowitz 94.975
Ben Falkenstein 0.25
Ben Fox 0.375
Ben Hamilton 16.34
Billy Buchhauser 24.6
Blake Rock 31.85
Brad Hotovy 17.46
Bradley Thompson 24.86
Brandon Good 22.56
Brandon Spector 80.27
Brendan Ferreira 39.875
Brendan Warren 3.45
Brian Childs 76.34
Brian Johnson 14.685
Brody Yardumian 7.225
Bryce Johnson 11.91
Buddy Hammon 93.95
Cade Zorio 10.275
Caleb Heck 363.675
Caleb Royse 27.225
Cameron Cisek 0.25
Carter Clem 135.75
Chandler Hertzler 20.16
Charles Henri 10
Chris Bradley 56.375
Chris Hornacek 154.05
Chris Kaptur 14.79
Chris Rampino 2.7
Chris Rossi 6.8
Chris Wilkins 170.3
Clark Marshall 286
Cole Model 19.5
Coleman Epperson 75.65
Colton Mowry 3.49
Connor Francis 23.805
Connor Harte 34.6
Connor Winters 15.4
Corey Heck 10.56
Cory Eash 67.1
Dan Abrams 50.625
Dan McPartland 76.145
Daniel Dantowitz 9.055
Daniel Small 10.4
Daniel Stauffer 20.815
David Gonzales 168.025
David Louis 27.69
Dawson Morgan 32.065
Desmond Benton 8.91
Donald Fung 5.775
Dylan Fogarty 237.25
Emerson Dean 20.86
Eric Zishka 0.25
Erik Schlick 24.6
Ethan Datwyler 24.035
Ezra Dantowitz 87.825
Félix-Antoine Lemerise 15
Forrest Boone 0.375
Freddie Silva 15.825
Fredric Hinkle 47.8
Gage Maddox 31.295
Garrett Peterson 0.375
George Rizk 43.875
Grant Laughlin 38.64
Gray Johnson 0.25
Grayson Ayres 15.125
Guillaume Jomphe 29.525
Gustavo Gonzales 105.49
Gustavo Tejada 11.825
Harding Brumby 55
Henry Weinberg 14.79
Hunter Greer 15.9
Ian Timan 14.5
Jackson Staneck 58.225
Jacob Martinez 72.85
Jacob Payer 111.1
Jake Goodnow 4.555
James Swanson 7.59
Jaren Groberg 31.295
Jarratt Rouse 271.7
Jason Rhoads 10.15
Jay Buxton 5.245
Jesse Showlater 137.28
Jesse Stoltzfus 3.45
Jesse Throw 194.675
Joel Graham 158.925
Joey Hafertepe 19.525
Joey Pierron 37.75
John Breum 19.84
John Shurance 32.73
John Zook 31.91
Jon Schafer 8.91
Jonathan Conrady 21.655
Jonny Dariano 5.775
Jonny Schmidt 4.4
Jordan Caradonna 16.75
Jordan Gaudet 5
Joseph St. Cyr 3.61
Josh Fragiacomo 82.775
Josh Kaplin 43.275
Josh Lapp 3.45
Josh Swimm 31.85
Josh Wheadon 0.375
Juan Ruiz-Delgado 16.75
Kale Weaver 14.69
Kamden Hundersmarck 0.375
Kane Rickman 12.93
Karry Nusbaum 3.36
Kenny Ortega 275.925
Kevin Bailey 67.1
Kevin Crown 0.25
Kyle Ackerman 19.76
Kyle Chapman 15.84
Landon Azling 0.375
Logan Cornelius 101.53
Luke Christopherson 4.125
Luke Marshall 15.675
Luke Mowry 3.49
Luke Scharrenberg 20.985
Marc Baldwin 0.25
Marc McLaughlin 50.6
Marcus Decouto 11.3
Mark Borunda 7.59
Marlon Fleming 19.525
Mateo Cardial 7.43
Matt Bohnen 185.9
Matt Ortlip 22.4
Matthew Burrows 12.4
Matthew Martinez 0.375
Matthew Wettengel 0.25
Max Billingshurst 32.065
McKay Hooker 13.475
Micah Corbett 75.465
Micah Zimmermann 137.28
Michael Hsu 4.6
Michael Rogers 9.915
Mike Priller 28.71
Mike White 4.875
Milo Guffey 12.93
Minh Bui 22.55
Mitch Wirth 3.45
Murray Noble 38.9
Nathan Ward 0.375
Nic Dewey 19.47
Nick Daub 28.71
Nick LoPrinzi 25.2
Nick Noguez 9.16
Nick Sant 4.875
Noah Luskus 19.415
Oliver Laurin 29.525
Patrick Chu 126.225
Patrick Drucker 251.55
Peter Jon Showalter 456.625
Peyton Sparks 12.91
Phil Drouin 10.675
Pierre-Luc Laramée 68.25
Preston Bies 363.675
Rahul Murthy 16.615
Raphael Caron-Asselin 68.25
Ravi Kandula 31.35
Robbie Brisco 6.3
Robin Wolschendorf 4.5
Ryan Fitzgerald 266.825
Ryan Baillargeon 111.1
Ryan Gross 14
Ryan Marino 10.275
Ryan Oswalt 17.8
Ryan Weiler 13.575
Sam Buckman 125.675
Schon Siguenza 22.065
Shaun Boyer 128.375
Simon Brisebois 50.6
Skyler Boles 121.55
Solomon Berry 0.25
Spencer Schmidt 8.25
Spencer Weber 59.4
Tanner Schmoll 31.075
Taylen Peterson 16.45
Taylor Church 189.475
Taylor Johnson 14.165
Thomas Dery 0.25
Thomas Hamilton 59.4
Tom Rogers 23.05
Tommy Nichols 8.25
Travis Core 233.025
Troy Mauk 275.925
Ty Parillo 0.375
Tyler Cisek 466.375
Tyler Montgomery 40.15
Tyler Smedley 5.61
Tyler Stokes 189.475
Vince LoPrinzi 0.25
Vinny Bonta 6.3
Warren Foote 115.235
Zac Hummel 31.625
Zac Vance 70.975
Zach Webb 7.425
Zach Wood 62.125
Zach Zimmerman 13.75
Zack Duffy 124.825
Zeke Friedeman 33.765

Premier Requalification

  • Earn a spot in a Pro division.
  • Win (or earn a bye) in the first round of bracket play in the Premier division.
  • Cannot re-qualify at a Sanctioned Independent Event.

Future Premier

  • All players that earn or re-qualify for Premier in 2021 are eligible for the Premier division through 2022
Pro Division Cash Prizes
8 - 16 Teams  
1st - $300
2nd - $150
3rd - $75
 
25 - 32 Teams
1st - $700
2nd - $350
3rd - $175
17 - 24 Teams
1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $125
 
32+ Teams  
1st - $1000
2nd - $450
3rd - $200
Pro Division at Nationals
  • Top 2 teams at each Tour Event earn an auto bid
    • “True 2nd” would be implemented as: If the team that loses the finals beat the team that wins the 3rd place game, the results hold. If the team that loses finals didn’t play the team that wins the third place game, then those two teams play 1 additional series - winner gets 2nd. Loser gets 3rd.
  • 16 team division is the goal. If we get 17-19 teams to accept the bid then we will fill spots to 20 by points (top 3 team points from 2021 non-depreciated). Less than 16 teams will only fill to 16 spots.
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