There are three Order of Merit sections – Scratch, Class 1 Handicap and Class 2 Handicap. 5250 points are allocated after each weekly event to the top 20 scores in each section starting from 500 points for first to 25 points for 20th place.
To avoid the Order of Merit winners accumulating points on the basis of “regular attendance”, total points at the end of each Alliance season are based on the accumulated best 15 scores recorded. Winners may indeed play fewer than fifteen events. Positions in each section following the most recent fixture are as set out below, recognising that positions will change more interestingly once we extend beyond the maximum “best” fifteen events. Watch this space!