The BWF World Junior Ranking is the official ranking of the Badminton World Federation, introduced since January 2011. Players must be under 19 years of age to be eligible in the World Junior Rankings. Players will be removed from the World Junior Ranking once they have reached 19 years of age on 1 January. In doubles, players will be ranked as individuals and not as pairs.[1]

Points system

Badminton Asia Confederation may select up to two tournaments to upgrade to European Junior Championships level and up to three tournaments to the upgraded Asian and European Tournaments level as stated in World Junior ranking table below. Badminton Europe can select up to three tournaments to upgrade to the upgraded Asian and European International Tournaments level. Points are awarded according to the following table:

Championships Winner Runner-up 3/4 5/8 9/16 17/32 33/64 65/128 129/256 257/512 513/1024
World Junior 6,000 5,100 4,200 3,300 2,400 1,500 600 300 120 60 30
Asian Junior 4,600 3,900 3,210 2,520 1,800 1,100 440 215
European Junior and Upgraded Asian International Tournaments 3,500 2,975 2,450 1,925 1,375 835 330 160 65 30 15
Upgraded Asian and European Junior International Tournaments 2,500 2,125 1,750 1,375 960 585 230 110 45 20 13
Asian and European International Tournaments 2,000 1,700 1,400 1,100 760 460 180 85 35 15 10
African, Pan American and Oceania Continental Junior 1,250 1,065 875 685 460 275 105 50 20 10 5
African, Pan American and Oceania Junior International Tournaments 850 710 585 460 300 175 65 30 10 5 3

Year-end number one players

Year Men's Singles Women's Singles Men's Doubles Women's Doubles Mixed Doubles
2011 Denmark Viktor Axelsen Thailand Ratchanok Intanon South Korea Shin Seung-chan Netherlands Jim Middelburg
Netherlands Soraya de Visch Eijbergen
2012 Japan Kento Momota Japan Nozomi Okuhara Indonesia Arya Maulana Aldiartama
Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Edi Subaktiar
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktaviani
2013 Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei Japan Aya Ohori China Liu Yuchen
China Li Junhui
South Korea Chae Yoo-jung
South Korea Kim Ji-won
South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
2014 China Shi Yuqi Japan Akane Yamaguchi China Huang Kaixiang
China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
China Chen Qingchen
2015 Indonesia Firman Abdul Kholik China He Bingjiao China Zheng Siwei China Chen Qingchen
China Zheng Siwei
2016 Thailand Kantaphon Wangcharoen China Chen Yufei China Zhou Haodong
China Han Chengkai
Japan Nami Matsuyama China He Jiting
2017 Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn Indonesia Gregoria Mariska Tunjung South Korea Kim Won-ho South Korea Baek Ha-na South Korea Kim Won-ho
2018 Thailand Kunlavut Vitidsarn China Wang Zhiyi China Di Zijian China Liu Xuanxuan China Liu Xuanxuan
2019 South Korea An Se-young China Di Zijian
China Wang Chang
Indonesia Nita Violina Marwah
Indonesia Putri Syaikah
China Feng Yanzhe
2020 France Christo Popov South Korea An Se-young Denmark Mads Vestergaard China Zhou Xinru Indonesia Indah Cahya Sari Jamil
No. 1 during every week of the year

Number one ranked players

The following is a list of players who have achieved the number one position since 29 December 2011 (current number one players are marked in bold):

Last update: 1 January 2021

NOTE: BWF has frozen the World Rankings from 17 March until 11 August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rankings updated occasionally, not every weeks.

Mixed doubles

# Player Date started Date ended Consecutive
weeks
Total
weeks
1 Netherlands Jim Middelburg 29 December 2011 7 March 2012 10 (10)
2 Netherlands Soraya de Visch Eijbergen 29 December 2011 7 March 2012 10 (10)
3 Denmark Line Kjaersfeldt 8 March 2012 14 March 2012 1 1
Netherlands Jim Middelburg 15 March 2012 9 May 2012 8 18
Netherlands Soraya de Visch Eijbergen 15 March 2012 9 May 2012 8 18
4 Indonesia Alfian Eko Prasetya 10 May 2012 4 July 2012 8 8
5 Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan 5 July 2012 11 July 2012 1 1
6 South Korea Chae Yoo-jung 12 July 2012 7 November 2012 17 17
7 Indonesia Edi Subaktiar 8 November 2012 3 July 2013 34 34
8 Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti 8 November 2012 8 May 2013 26 26
9 South Korea Choi Sol-gyu 4 July 2013 1 January 2014 26 26
10 China Huang Kaixiang 2 January 2014 5 November 2014 44 44
11 China Chen Qingchen 2 January 2014 6 January 2016 105 105
12 China Zheng Siwei 23 April 2015 6 January 2016 37 37
13 China Du Yue 7 January 2016 27 January 2016 3 (3)
14 Indonesia Apriyani Rahayu 28 January 2016 3 February 2016 1 1
China Du Yue 27 January 2016 14 December 2016 45 48
15 China He Jiting 8 December 2016 4 January 2017 4 4
16 Indonesia Rinov Rivaldy 5 January 2017 April 2017 15 15
17 South Korea Lee Yu-rim 20 April 2017 19 July 2017 13 13
18 South Korea Kim Won-ho 20 July 2017 3 January 2018 24 24
19 Indonesia Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti 4 January 2018 7 March 2018 9 9
20 Indonesia Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto 4 January 2018 7 March 2018 9 9
21 China Liu Xuanxuan 8 March 2018 1 January 2019 43 43
22 Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando 2 January 2019 12 August 2019 32 32
23 Indonesia Indah Cahya Sari Jamil 13 August 2019 16 December 2019 18 (18)
24 China Feng Yanzhe 17 December 2019 6 January 2020 3 3
Indonesia Indah Cahya Sari Jamil 7 January 2020 31 December 2020 21 39
25 Russia Lev Barinov 1 January 2021 1 1
26 Russia Anastasiia Boiarun 1 January 2021 1 1

References

  1. ^ "Section 5.3.3.2 - World Junior Ranking System" (PDF). Badminton World Federation.