The new (August) rankings are published.
The big dynamic this month was an influx of Japanese players, as the Hero Open and some recently reported results on the Japanese championships shifted the spotlight from Europe this month. The addition of WFDF/Masters also brought a few familiar names back on the list.
Two years ago, a flurry of West Coast tournaments led into the FPA Worlds. Those tournaments – including Manresa and Super Hein – fall off the rankings this month. Large chunks of points were torn from many players’ totals. I’m down to #49 – pretty good for a semi-retired slacker, but possibly my lowest ranking ever – and Randy Silvey, the winner of Super Hein, slips down to 83. We’re taking an ego hit this month, but we’ll recover. Seedbusting is more fun anway…
Tommy Leitner picked up some ground on Fabio Sanna in the race for #1, but the points he lost from Super Hein and Manresa left him with only a few points more than last month, not enough to unseat Fabiosis.