I want to allocate fix categories for all years similar to nowadays.
In the thread "tournament winners by event" are listed up to 400 different events for some years - most of them discontinued already before the Open Era.
Has anyone worked on such difficult topic before?
I am still amazed by the number of smaller events in years such as before the open era. It easily runs into hundreds of events a year.
This is what I did Peter. I thought of what a "perfect" year would look like.
1. Fixed an "ideal" number of points for the top 100 events and slams [84,000 points in my case]
2. Allowed a little bit of wiggle room since there is no ideal year in reality. Thus I have minimum points (75,000) and maximum points (83,000) for years when there is an extra major (like the 2020 Olympics).
3. I also have minimums and maximums for all my categories below.
What all this does is make years more or less equal in weight. Using minimums and maximums provides flexibility.
So my "perfect" year looks like this
100 events plus "majors"
27,000 points from 4 Majors=6000 per slam and a 5th event (3000)=27,000 points
27,000 from 30 Tier II events at 900 points (900X 30=27000).
21,000 from 70 Tier 3 events at 300 points) (300X700=21,000)
05,000 points where I can add points to Tier II events. This gives me more wiggle room.
80,000 points spread out over the top 100 events and 4 to 6 majors
So to get back to your question--The women's tour still has 100s of smaller events at the ITF level. All those $10,000 and $15,000 events! After my top 100 events I award the smallest events 100 points. I do the same with early years like 1924. A minor event in Czechoslovakia? 100 points. The Maine state championships? 100 points.
You already have your own points system in place. I think as long as you keep that and allow enough flexibility you will be fine.