How We Rank Players

National Sports Association (Main Body for Billiards, Pool & Snooker)

Effective from 1 August 2022, the National Ranking System for Snooker and Pool is revised such that up to the top 64 positions per event are awarded ranking points as follows:

Position National Championship Ranking Tier


Ranking Tier


Champion 105 70 50
Runner Up 75 50 35
Semi-Finals 60 40 30
Quarter (5th to 8th) 45 30 25
Pre-Quarter (9th to 16th) 30 20 15
17th to 32nd 15 10 8
33rd to 48th 8 5 4
49th to 64th 5* 3* 2*


*for Double Elimination Competition Format Only

The National Ranking System for Billiards events is revised which include a short format event and /or round robin event is as follow:

National Championship Ranking Event Short Format
Champion  105  70  40
Runner-Up  75  55  25
Losing Semi Finalists  60  40  15
Losing Quarter Finalists  45  30  10
Last 16 (if won at least one match & if applicable)  25  20  5
Per Match won in Group Stage (if applicable)  20  15  5
Per points scored during the event (For all players)  0.05  0.03  0.02


  1. All tournaments shall be played in compliance with the prevailing WPBSA Rules for Snooker and Billiards or WPA Rules for Pool. Any deviations from the same must have the prior permission of Cuesports Singapore.
  2. For sanctioned national ranking tournaments, a minimum total prize pool (excluding high break prizes) shall be S$2000 or such amount as may be revised from time to time by Cuesports Singapore. Cuesports Singapore will determine different minimum prize pools for Billiards, women’s and juniors’ events.
  3. For tournaments seeking sanction as a ranking tournament which offer a total prize fund of S$2000 to $3999 (excluding high break prizes), they will be entitled to Tier 2 ranking points and for tournaments seeking sanction as a ranking tournament which offer total prize fund of S$4000 and above (excluding high break prizes), they will be entitled to Tier 1 ranking points. For the avoidance of doubt, Cuesports Singapore reserves the right to revise these criteria from time to time and /or to waive the requirement in appropriate cases at its discretion.
  4. Rankings for the current year will be based on the total accumulated ranking points achieved in the previous 2 years plus new points attained in the current year itself.
  5. For pool, all ranking points attained in 8, 9 and 10 ball ranking events will be combined and added to the total for the National Pool Ranking Structure.
  6. For snooker, all ranking points attained in the traditional snooker and future 6 reds ranking events (if any) will be combined and added to the total for the National Snooker Ranking System.
  7. Ranking points will only be awarded to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
  8. Any given player must play and win his/her first match to qualify for the appropriate ranking points. A player who progresses by virtue of ‘bye’ and loses will not qualify for the ranking points. In the event of a tie in points, the rank positions shall be determined by:

a) Points earned in the most recent tournament.

b) In comparison to the score followed by the opponent’s eventual finish in the given championships.

c) Players that progresses to the next round with a walkover will still be awarded the ranking points as they were present for the match.

d) National Players who are representing Singapore for overseas trainings and competitions approved by Cuesports Singapore will be awarded in accordance to the points given to a Pre-Quarter Finalist.

e) All organisers and participants shall comply with and abide by the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code as may be revised from time to time by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and to comply with the Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of Manipulation of Competitions.

f) All organisers and participants agree to abide by the Safe Sport Unified Code and to comply with the applicable rules under the Safe Sport Guideline. 

g) All applications for sanctioning of tournaments for ranking points shall be made in writing to Cuesports Singapore at least three months before the event and shall be approved by Cuesports Singapore subject to any other terms or conditions which Cuesports Singapore may in its discretion impose.