If you like me monitored the world ranking each week , you probably found lots and lots of suprise in this week new ranking. How come Lin Dan who just runner up in Malaysia Open 2006 tumbling from rank 1 to 3? Or Peter Gade who only reach QF of the same tournament, jump from number 3 to 1 pass Lee Chong Wei who is the champion there? Or how come Xu Huai Wen who even didn't enter MO2006 become the new rank 1 meanwhile the champion MO 2006 Zhang Ning tumble to no 2? Don't panic its just new world ranking system from IBF. The old ranking system is like this: Example: Nova/Butet from Mix D. They are the champion of Indonesia Open 2005 , 25-9-2005 and had 5400 points. This year 4-6-2006 In Indonesia Open they are the finalist with 4590 points. In Old ranking, Nova/Butet will had 9990 points from this 2 events although the new Indonesia Open 2006 points already in their ranking. The 2005 IO points will be erase after one year from the tournamnet which is 25-9-2006. About 3 months from now. With this dobel points from the same tournaments but differennce year, Nova/ Butet who didn't enter lots of tournamnets can mantain their number 1 ranking. But thenew ranking, it will erased the 2005 tournamnet points after the same tournamnet been played in 2006 , regardless if that 2005 tournament are over one year or not. Thats why NOva/Butet tumbling to number 4 after get cut from Indonesia Open 2005 points. So the point of this new ranking is IBF encouraged all the players to enter as many tournamnets as possible in one year. And not only enter 8-9 events a year and used the tournaments dates to gain extra points.