Elite Category

On European scale there are two ranking systems relevant for the elite category – the BEC Elite Circuit Ranking and the BWF World Rankings.


BEC Elite Circuit Ranking
  • is a continuous 52 weeks ranking,
  • determines the best players/pairs on the BEC Elite Circuit,
  • consists of results players/pairs achieve in BEC Elite Circuit tournaments (International Challenge, International Series and Future Series events),
  • includes only European players/pairs,
  • the points players/pairs win in BEC Elite Circuit tournaments count also towards the BWF World Rankings.
Find the list of included tournaments in our Elite Circuit calendar.

BWF World Rankings
  • are used for seeding purposes for BEC Elite Circuit tournaments and for all other BWF sanctioned tournaments in the elite category, including various European Championships,
  • are a continuous 52 weeks ranking,
  • determine the best players/pairs in the world,
  • consist of results players/pairs achieve in any BWF sanctioned tournaments in the elite category,
  • include players/pairs from all continents,
  • a maximum of 10 best results achieved during the last 52 weeks can count towards the BWF World Rankings.
More detailed information on the BWF World Rankings can be found in Appendix 6 of the BWF General Competition Regulations.