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
The big news this month is that FISTF have finally update their rankings! The current FISTF rankings include points earned by players at the World Cup and at the Australian Open, both held in September. The list sees Peter Thomas reinforce his position as Australia’s No.1, but the Australian Open victory to Carl Young sees him slip past Robert Green into second place and close the gap on Peter.
In the WASPA rankings, Brisbane Subbuteo Club took another step towards total domination, with Rik Bland moving into second place behind his clubmate Giuseppe Tardiota. While a few inactive players fell off the rankings list, a healthy amount of new players means that another record number, 119, of Australian players have now competed in tournaments over the last 24 months as the game continues to grow.
For a list of full rankings, click here.
The WASPA World Ranking updates are in, while FISTF updated theirs in mid-February. With a handful of FISTF tournaments now completed in Australia, the charts are starting to look a little settled, and we also have a number of players in the various junior sections, and a teams update.
In the WASPA rankings, Melbourne TFC still have a stranglehold on the top few spots, but their grip has loosened just a little, with players from Sydney and Brisbane closing in.
Click here to see the full FISTF and WASPA rankings
The monthly WASPA rankings have been released with some big movements from players who got a large number of WASPA tournaments under their belt over January. Unfortunately, FISTF rankings are a little less reliable in being updated so none of the results from the recent Australian Grand Prix have yet been added to their rankings (the last FISTF update was January 6) so look for next month’s rankings to see how things have moved in the world of FISTF.
To see the February WASPA world rankings, click here.