Winner

The rules to determine the winner vary per sport and can be adjusted by the club. Go to your clubladder to read the rules. You also find the rules in every match email.

The winner registers the score with the clubladder app or on the site.

Ranking

At the end of each round we process the matches to determine your next position on the clubladder using the following rules:

  • You switch positions if you win against someone that is ranked higher.
  • You drop 1 spot if you cancel a match or if you skip 2 rounds in a row.
  • You are removed from the clubladder if you cancel all your matches two rounds in a row.

New players

New players can join the clubladder anytime, and are initially ranked based on their play level. Thereafter, clubladder only looks at their match results. A good new player may be placed higher than you, so you may drop a few spots during the beginning of a season.

Points

Your position is based on your total number of points. At the beginning of the season, all players receive a number of points based on their starting position. Each round you can gain and lose points:

  • You gain 8 points each round if you play your matches, or if your matches are canceled by the other party.
  • You gain bonus points if you win against a player that is ranked higher. The more points your opponent has, the more bonus points you gain.
  • In the same manner, you lose bonus points if you lose against a player that is lower. However, you do not lose points if you lose from a 'new' player (see example below).
  • You lose 1 bonus point if you lose from a player with an equal number of points.
  • You lose 10 points if you cancel a match.
  • You do not lose points if the other player cancels your match, but you also do not gain bonus points.
  • You do not gain any points if both players cancel the match.
  • When you postpone a match to the next round or when you register the results too late, the bonus points are adjusted, since positions of both players may have changed.
  • When you postpone a match to the next season, you will not receive or lose any points for the match.
Your position will be adjusted at the end of each round, based on the total points that have collected this season. If two players have an equal amount of points:
  • we look at the results of a match in case the players had a match this round, otherwise:
  • the player with the higher position will keep the higher position.

Multiple matches per round

If you play 2 or more matches in a single round against players that are positioned higher, the number of bonus points for a win is calculated using a weighted formula. If you win both matches, you will rise to the rank of your highest opponent. The same applies if you play 2 or more matches against players that are positioned lower.

Examples

Your rank is #15 and you have 9500 points. You have 2 matches this round: John and Peter. John is ranked #12, has 9530 points and plays 1 match this round. If you win, you will swap ranks at the end of the round: You will get 4 points for playing plus 30 bonus points (9530-9500) for a total of 34 points, and John will get -22 (-30+8) points. If John wins you will not swap ranks: You get 4 points and John will get 8 points.

You also have a match with a new player 'Peter'. Peter is ranked #20, has 9450 points and also plays 2 matches this round. He has not yet lost a match since he joined the ladder. If you win, both players will get 4 points. If you lose you will still get 4 points because Peter is a 'new' player and John will get 34 points. If at the end of the round both players end up with the same amount of points, John will be ranked higher because he won the match.

In a following round you are ranked #13 and you have 9600 points. You play against Robert (#8, 9655 points) and Frank (#10, 9665 points). You win against Robert but lose from Frank. Robert will drop to your rank because that is the only match he played this round. Your new rank will be around #11.

Frequently asked questions

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We look at your last 2 match results to determine your 'ideal' opponent.

Let's say you are #9 and you won your last match from #10. The next round you will probably play with #6, #7 or #8. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee this will succeed: Perhaps these players have already been assigned a match, or they skip a round, or you have already played with them recently. In that case it can happen that you will be assigned a match with someone lower again.

If you win twice in a row from a lower player lower, you will get the highest priority to play a higher opponent in the following round.

Did you lose the last round? Then you will probably play someone lower.

We also make sure you don't play someone that you have played with recently.

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Make sure you are logged in, go to settings, click on the pause button and select the rounds you want to skip.

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Please send us the match details including the name of the players and the club. We will include the results at the end of the current round.

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You can postpone a match if both players agree by registering the planned match date. Otherwise, register 'cancel match' and select the other player. The other player drops 1 spot.

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You can continue the match at a later date if both players agree. Otherwise, the injured player cancels the match and loses points.

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Click on 'My matches' and 'Cancel', then select the other player. The other player drops 1 spot.

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If the match has been planned or registered in time, we assume the first listed player has canceled. Try to prevent this by connecting with the other player before it is too late.

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You can postpone a match if both players agree by registering the planned match date. Otherwise register 'Canceled' and select the other player, but try to be flexible when finding a common day.

You may expect the former player to send a match invite at least 3 days (72 hours) in advance of the proposed day. The former player may expect the other player to respond within 2 days (48 hours) after sending a proposal.

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You can postpone a match if both players agree by registering the planned match date. Otherwise register 'Cancel' and then select 'both players'.

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Only results of official matches are counted towards your position. Results of other matches that are initiated by players can not be registered.

If you want to play more often, you can update your settings to play twice per round of 2 weeks.

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A suitable proposal for planning the ladder match is:
  • The suggestion in the match email, or any of the days that the other player is available
  • At least 3 days from today, for example: On Thursday night you suggest to play on Sunday morning
  • Not later than 3 days after the end of the round in which the match was organised
You can also jointly agree on any other day!