Ed Kay consolidates his position at the top of the Singles Rankings following his wins in the South West and South East events. Ed’s opponent in the SW final Dan Tristao remains at #2, while Will Ellison, despite not playing in these events, remains comfortably at #3. David Butler moves up to #4 and Ben Beltrami moves up a place to #6, both players reaching the semi-finals at Tiverton. Tom Watkinson moves up to #11 after reaching the final in the South East. This was Tom’s first open singles final but I’m sure there will be more to come.
Ben Jourdan, Lewis Keates, and Nick Woolfenden all benefit from good results in the SE Plates to move upwards in the top 30. Lower down, Addie Chai, Cameron Low, John Savery, Chris Davey, Michael Suddaby, and Joe Sumner also make good progress.
I made a couple of errors in the previous rankings update. My apologies to Ed Hawke and Alan Bowden who will find their corrected rankings in this latest list. As a result Alan is one of just 2 new names in this update of the Singles Rankings, along with John Savery.
The Doubles Rankings is the first to be published using the new approach described in my recent post (see link below). As a result there are more changes than normal, particularly in the lower part of the table.
Despite Ed Kay’s win in the SW with Ollie Arnold, Dan Tristao maintains a very narrow lead at the top. Ed moves up to #2 with Will Ellison dropping down to #3. SW finalists Dan Grant and David Butler hold on to #4 and #7 respectively, while Ollie Arnold moves up a place to join Charlie Brooks at equal #5.
The South East doubles is a draw for partners event and as such does not carry quite so many ranking points as an open doubles. But Rupert Mathieu’s win in this event with James Tilston still sees him enter the list at #22. Lewis Keates and Morgan Spillane, who narrowly lost that final, move up to #30 and #32 respectively.
There are a total of 12 new entries in the doubles list, most of these being a result of the new rankings approach which extends the period included in the rankings to a longer 3 year period.
There was a pretty good entry for both the SW and SE events, with a record entry of 20 being enjoyed for the South East singles. Well done to organisers Wayne Enstone and Ed Hatton!
To see the full official rankings, just click on the link below.
Official RFA rankings (opens in separate window).
The official RFA rankings are prepared by Dave Hebden.