Open power ranking

The official competition in Belgium

The Open Power Ranking is the first official ranking system for the sport of roundnet in Belgium. As a sports federation, this is another step we’re taking towards legitimizing the sport and creating a competetive framework. This ranking is a standardized way to objectively rank the skill level of Belgian roundnet players.

How does it work?

Everybody can compete in the Open Power Ranking (OPR). Points for the OPR can be earned by playing any tournament approved by Roundnet Belgium and found on the calendar. Although tournaments that are part of the summer or winter league will guarantee more points. These tournaments can be recognised by the prefix in their name “RBSL” or “RBWL”. The ranking is an individual ranking system and is intended to reflect the playing strength of the individual players more fairly and meaningfully. Every player can earn points at a tournament that is approved by Roundnet Belgium. Therefore, it is possible to team up with different partners throughout the season. 

The total points of a player eligible for the ranking is the sum of the points of the tournaments she/he has played.

 𝑡𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑠𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑟 𝑥 = ∑𝑇𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑠𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑒𝑟 𝑥 

There is a maximum number of tournament results that can account for the total score of a player. This maximum is set at 5 tournaments. That is, if a player plays more tournaments, only the 5 tournaments where the most points were earned, will account for the total score. The points won will expire after 3 leagues with the winter league and summer league counting as different leagues. If a new season starts the 3rd league will expire completely at once and the next highest number of points won at an official tournament will move up into the ranking. Also there will be a reduction in points within the three seasons, like following: 

1. Current Season = 100% of the points 

2. Season -1 = 50% of the points

 3. Season -2 = 33% of the points

How is it calculated?

The number of points that can be earned at a tournament depends on the ranking of the teams in the tournament. The better the teams are, the more points can be won. This will be further elaborated in section ‘multiplier’. A player will receive the same points as her/his partner. 

Click on the button below to find all the information about how the point distribution is made!

Sanctioned events

Points for the Open Power Ranking can only be earned at Roundnet Belgium sanctioned events. These events will be organized by clubs in close collaboration with Roundnet Belgium. Sanctioned events will guarantee the following:

  • Standardized and fair tournament format
  • Available tournament scores and statistics with Fwango
  • Insurance for all players
  • Merch or equipment by Roundnet Belgium/Spikeball as prizes
  • A unified ruleset
  • Streaming of the final game(s)
All Roundnet Belgium sanctioned events will include this logo on their publications, so you can easily recognize them. We will also keep an overview of sanctioned events on the website.

Below you can find an overview of the sanctioned events for 2023/2024. You can find more details about each in event on the calendar page.

Belgian National Championship

The Belgian National Championship will use the Open Power Ranking to determine the Elite Division. This division will consist of the 20 best ranked teams of the season. A team’s score is determined by taking the average of the team member’s scores. All other teams will be able to register in the Open Division and compete for the title of Open National Champion.

Women Power Ranking

There will also be a seperate Power Ranking for female teams. This ranking will work similarly to the Open Power Ranking, but with two main differences. There will be no multiplier added to the tournament score and the score matrix will look a bit different (see below). Both these differences are because of the lower participation. Historically, there have been significantly less teams in the Women’s division than in the Open divison, which is why we’ve adjusted these factors slightly. We of course hope initiatives like this Women Power Ranking will encourage more female teams to participate in tournaments!

Women’s teams can choose if they participate in the Open Division (with point for the OPR) or in the Women Division (with points for the WPR). The minimum requirement for running a sanctioned events is having an Open Division. This means not every tournament will have a Women Division (due to space limitations, limited organisational/volunteer capacity,…). That’s why all sorts of teams (men, women, mixed) can participate in the Open Power Ranking. We will try to encourage tournament organizers to also include Women Division when possible. 

We hope this system of Open/Women ranking will be the groundwork of a fully seperated men/women/mixed competition based on skill level in the future.