Carabillo retains top spot, but changes galore

Antonio Carabillo (Dragons/HKG)) retained his top ranking in Asia in the latest FISTF rankings, but there were a raft of changes in the top 40 players in the Asian Open rankings.

Antonio Carabillo retained top spot.

Antonio Carabillo retained top spot.

Asian Cup winner Rudy Hesty (Jurong/SGP) rocketed up 11 places to 3rd place, his highest ranking since December 2017, while Asian Cup finalist Bernard Lim (Lions/SGP) moved into 2nd place.
Benny NG (Western Flickers/SGP) moved up two places to 7th, while Fabrizio Coco (Sydney/AUS) moved up one place to 9th, but top ranked Aussie was still Rob Green (Northern Falcons/AUS) despite falling two spots to 8th.
Among the biggest movers were Tony Credentino (Sydney/AUS) who jumped 12 places to 24th, Oliver Ollnow (Northern Falcons/AUS) who leapt 25 places to 34th, Hermann Kruse (Northern Falcons/AUS) rising 10 places to 35th, Benjamin Ng (Western Flickers/AUS) improving 13 places to 38th, Beth Eveleigh (Phoenix/AUS) up 17 to 45th, Enzo Fornano (Lions/SGP) 59 places to 47th.
Most significant falls were Tan Kok Wee (Lions/SGP) who fell 13 places to 26th, Noor Haikal (Jurong/SGP) down 10 places to 40th.
In the teams category, Singapore Lions retained their top rank on the back of their Asian Cup victory, while Sydney’s Northern Falcons leapt 3 places to 2nd after their semi-final performance in Singapore.
In the Veterans category, Den Mulia (Lions/SGP) entered the rankings as number 1, pushing Benny Ng (Western Flickers/SGP) down to 2nd. Ashley Tan (Lions/SGP) rose 5 places to 3rd, edging Robert Green (Northern Falcons/AUS) down to 4th.
Vikas Chandiramani (Jurong/SGP) was the biggest riser, moving up 11 places to 6th.
Paul Mercer (Phoenix/AUS) entered the rankings at 11th.
In the U19 ranking, Oliver Ollnow (Northern Falcons/AUS) leapt 3 places to top the ranking for the first time since August 2018.
Isaac Lim (Lions/SGP) fell two places, while Torben Pfister (Northern Falcons/AUS) jumped 4 places to 5th, and Bhavin Sham (Lions/SGP) entered the charts at 10th.
In the Women’s ranking, there were only two changes, with Eiko Yoneda (Yokohama/JPN) and Yuka Kato (Rockwells/JPN) falling a place each, and Charlotte Wright (Western Flickers/AUS) and Juliette Brown (Wester Flickers/AUS) rising one place.

Rankings:
FISTF Asian rankings 201906_women
FISTF Asian rankings 201906_U19
FISTF Asian rankings 201906_Vets
FISTF Asian rankings 201906_open
FISTF Asian rankings 201906_Team

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