On the Response Date for the 2018 ACWC, 30 July 2017, 13 countries had requested a total of 27 Membership Places and 111 players had applied for Ranking Places.
If two Wild Card Places and four Qualifier Places are taken into account, there will be 47 Ranking Places to be announced no later than Sunday 27 August 2017 to fill the Event Capacity of 80 places. The names of the recipients of Wild Card Places will be announced at the same time.
These will be awarded to the players with the highest 12 month Maximum Grades according to the Ranking List published at midnight on Sunday 13 August 2017. A player’s 12 month Maximum Grade is the highest grade they have achieved in the 12 months from 14 August 2016 to 13 August 2017 inclusive.
Countries which have requested Membership Places are required to provide the names of the players who will take up those places by the Closing Date which is midnight on Sunday, 24 September 2017.