Junior Category

On European scale there are two ranking systems relevant for the junior (U19) category – the BEC Junior Circuit Ranking and the BWF Junior Rankings.


BEC Junior Circuit Ranking
  • is a season based ranking (from 1/1 to 31/12),
  • determines the best players/pairs on the BEC Junior Circuit,
  • consists of results players/pairs achieve in BEC Junior Circuit tournaments (Junior International Grand Prix, Junior International Challenge and Junior International Series events),
  • includes only European players/pairs,
  • the points players/pairs win in BEC Junior Circuit tournaments count also towards the BWF Junior Rankings.
Find the list of included tournaments in our Junior Circuit calendar.

BWF Junior Rankings
  • are used for seeding purposes for BEC Junior Circuit tournaments and for all other BWF sanctioned tournaments in the junior category, including European Junior Championships,
  • are a continuous 52 weeks ranking,
  • determine the best junior players/pairs in the world,
  • consist of results players/pairs achieve in any BWF sanctioned tournaments in the junior category and/or up to three BWF sanctioned World Ranking tournaments (elite category),
  • include players/pairs from all continents,
  • a maximum of 7 best results achieved during the last 52 weeks can count towards the BWF Junior Rankings.
More detailed information on the BWF Junior Rankings can be found in Appendix 6 of the BWF General Competition Regulations.