The biggest change in the Asian Open rankings was the introduction of Cedric Garnier, who has changed his national allegiance from France to Japan, where he is a permanent resident.
Cedric entered the Asian Rankings at #4, while Fabrizio Coco moved into 6th place to challenge Peter Thomas’ #1 Aussie ranking.
Singapore claimed the top 3 places in Asia for the first time this year, with Bernard Lim (SGP) moving into third place on the back of his victory at the Sydney International Open.
Raffaele Lombardi (AUS) moved up one place to 10th, knocking Eliot Kennedy (AUS) out of the Top 10 for the first time this year. Kenzo Koi (JPN) also fell out of the Top 10.
Biggest movers were Christos Garagounis (AUS) up 26, Emanuele Funaro (ISR) up 34, and Steve Wright (AUS) up 37 places.
In the Ladies category, Beth Eveleigh (AUS) retains her #1 rank, while Æowyn Elmer (AUS) leapfrogged her sister Imojjen into second place.
Due to changes regarding qualification for age categories, there have been some changes in the junior rankings with players being moved into new categories.
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Singapore’s Rudy Hesty jumped into top spot in Asia on the back of his runners up slot in the Singapore GP, closely followed by countryman Anas Rahamat in second place, after his victory in the same event.
The Singaporeans’ movement meant Peter Thomas (AUS) lost his top position for the first time in Asia in 2017.
Biggest mover in Asia was Ashley Tan (SGP), former champion in the 80s, who leapt back into form with a grand performance at the Asian Cup in Tokyo, to rocket 512 world placings and 56 in Asia to sit in 27th position.
Another returnee, John Edwards (SGP) made a spectacular entrance to the world rankings, debuting at 515 and 60 in Asia.
Raffaele Lombardi (AUS) stormed into Asia’s top 10 with his appearance in the Asian Cup final, sitting now in 9th place.
Robert Green (AUS) also was a big mover, pushing up 7 places.
In the teams category, Melbourne TFC lost their top spot to Singapore Lions, falling to 4th as both Jurong Central and Yokohama overhauled them.
In the Veterans category, Robert Green still reigns supreme, after taking the Asian Cup.
Singapore dominates the U19 with Giovanni Choong (SGP) leading from Isaac Lim (SGP) and Mohd Bolkiah Musa (SGP).
In the U15, Jonty Brener (AUS) still leads, from Benjamin Ng (AUS) and Gabriel Lombardi (AUS)/
In the U12, with many of the players now moving to the older age groupings, Tan Yi De (SGP) and Tansihq Vikas Chandiramani (SGP) leading the way.
In the ladies category, Beth Evenleigh (AUS) still leads, but Eiko Yoneda (JPN) has moved into second place, ahead of Imojjen Elmer (AUS).
Full rankings are here:
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FISTF Rankings June 2017 movement – ASIA Ladies
FISTF Rankings June 2017 movement – ASIA Vets
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FISTF Rankings June 2017 movement – ASIA U12