The new FISTF and WASPA rankings are in. In the WASPA list Giuseppe Tardiota and Rik Bland of Brisbane SC hold their places at the head of the ranking. With the game in Australia having now been played quite regularly all around the country for a few years, positions remain quite steady, particularly at the top end. This is because, for each tournament that players earn points in during one month, their corresponding points from tournaments a year ago halve, and their points from tournaments 2 years ago drop off altogether. That does, of course, mean new players can climb the table with consistent play. And, speaking of new players, yet again there are a record number of players who have competed in WASPA tournaments around the country over the last 2 years, our numbers rising to 127.
In the FISTF list, a smaller than expected turnout in Melbourne at the IO meant that a number of Melbourne players dropped their positions (same calculations as in WASPA).
The top five remained unchanged, while Steve Dettre and Benji Batten swapped places, courtesy of Steve’s points at the Singapore IO. Biggest mover was Northern Falcons’ Hermann Kruse who rose 4 places to 15th. New rankings for Beth Eveleigh (MTFC) and Adrian Connolly and Kevin Grant (Flickers).
We’re expecting lots of new rankings and some significant movement after the AGP17 in February.
For the full WASPA rankings, click here.
For updated FISTF Rankings: click here