1. Sorry, how did you check that out? I think it can only be verified by checking the pre and post ranking points of one or two participating players in TC08 or TC10, not by going through the TC12 qualifying rules, as these would represent updates. PJB sounded like ranking points is a new thing for TC12 and he s not stupid. This new rule does not just help CJ. It can also damage the chances of proven but unpredictable MDs like MK/HS in qualifying for OG12.2. BWF is probably the only sports thing that is unOlympic in their conduct of business. There must be a reason why Olympics have these guidelines or else why have them. 3. Walkovers save the culprits energy and time. Make them turn up for the match and go through the effort of dressing up, warming up and ACTING for the match by penalising their ranking points if they choose to walkover. Not only should they not get points for walkover, they should be penalised as well. Walkovers are too easy. I want to see in how many ways they can act. Adds variety and spice to the tournament. That s a possible career after badminton.