Rankings following the National Singles and University Championships
Updated rankings reflecting results from the University Championships (November) and National Singles Qualifying and Finals (December) have now been posted. National champion Dan Tristao ends the 2017 calendar year with a clear lead at the top of the Singles Rankings. Ed Kay, despite losing to Will Ellison in the semi-finals of the Nationals, retains number 2 spot but the gap to Will at no. 3 is narrowed.
Elsewhere, semi-finalist Charlie Brooks moves up to number 4, overtaking Dan Grant who was unable to take part in the Singles. Theo Parker moves into the top 10 after good results in the Bristol Qualifier and a QF appearance in the finals. Another Manchester finalist Ben Jourdan moves into the top 20 at no. 16.
But the highest mover is National Schools champion Tom Kidner from Winchester who enters the rankings for the first time at no. 23. Tom qualified in 5th place in a very tough London Qualifier and then acquited himself well in the Finals. Certainly a name to watch out for in the future.
John Minta, James Smith, Julian Hanton and Dave Fox from the Manchester Qualifier all make progress. Charlie Barnett, Archie McCreath and Jonathan Lee all picked up points in the Scottish Qualifier and are new entries in the rankings. The final new entry is Joe Savage from Durham, who picked up ranking points with a good win in the University Plate event.
The Doubles Rankings show less change at the top since the only new results are from the Universities Doubles where the points awarded are less than those for an Open championship. Rob Whitehorn, Inigo Ackland, Ben Jourdan, Ben Kirwan and Jeremy Manger all make strong upward moves, while Tom Owen and Dan Whitham are new entries.
The next rankings update will be in early February following the North West and U25 Championships.
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.