Women’s Small Ball 4 Wall Ranking Page: Updated Post Worlds

Posted on May 2 2015 - 9:33am by DV


The WPH Tweak Rankings

In the pursuit of creating the most accurate worldwide and R48 rankings possible, the World Players of Handball has tweaked the R48Pro, WR48Pro and SR48Pro rankings to reflect participation, the biggest events and the best performers.

In the past, the Race 4 Eight rankings have included only events on the R48 spectrum. In the upcoming 2015-2016 Handball and Race 4 Eight season, the World Players of Handball will count five of the player’s best seven events on the R48 tour, seven of the player’s best nine WR48 and worldwide major events in women’s handball and six of the player’s best eight SR48 and major worldwide events in senior handball.

“We want to create the most legitimate worldwide rankings system as possible in a world where crossover play is being promoted and encouraged,” revealed WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “We realize that not every player can participate in every event, so by counting five of the best seven, six of the best eight, or seven of the best nine events, players will be able to miss events and still earn a top ranking with great results. We could see a major shakeup in the coming year, with players from around the world earning their way into 11148451_10153286779423799_8420835606263973131_n (1)the elite, despite not playing in a few events.  I can also see, in the near future, a player winning the 1 wall, 3 wall and 4 wall code all in the same fiscal year.”

The R48Pro rankings (Elite Men) will include only R48 events in the 2015-2016 R48 season, with 2015 Simple Green U.S. Open, Tucson ’15. New Orleans ’16, Houston ’16, NYAC ’16, Salt Lake City ’16 and the WPH Player’s Championship (Portland) ’16 included in the upcoming ranked events, but the WPH isn’t too far off from adding other codes.  “Right now, I could see our group adding Vegas 1 wall & 3 wall, plus US Nationals, Worlds and possibly other high profile events in the near future,” claims Vincent about the potential expansion of the Race4Eight. “This season is a test to see if more, less, or equal competition result from our changes in the women and senior classes.”

11016998_10153286778583799_5194473284986442940_n (1)The 2015-2016 WR48Pro rankings (Women) will include the Simple Green U.S. Open ’14 (eventually replaced by the upcoming US Open in October), San Francisco ’15, New York ’15, Salt Lake City ’15, USHA Four Wall Nationals ’15, Venice Xrossover ’15, USHA 1-Wall Nationals ’15, World Championships ’15,  and the USHA 3-Wall Nationals ’15, the Simple Green U.S. Open ’15, New York ’16, Portland ’16 (and USHA Women’s Classic ’16: dates to be released).  Ranking events will drop after 12 months and be replaced by the most recent version of the event. “We are considering adding the Women’s small ball one & three wall divisions to the rankings for the upcoming Vegas 3WallBall Outdoor Worlds in Las Vegas,” chirps Vincent.  “Not that having 11 women’s ranked events are a bad thing, but would it be overkill? The thought is on our minds and we are weighing the pro’s and con’s.”

mervThe 2015-2016 SR48Pro rankings will include Tucson ’14, Houston ’15, New York ’15, Salt Lake City ’15, USHA Four Wall Nationals ’15, World Championships ’15, Simple Green U.S. Open ’15, and the USHA Master Nationals ’16 (site of the WPH Player’s Championship in Portland, Oregon). Ranking events will drop after 12 months and be replaced by the most recent version of the event. Players playing in the 45+ divisions will be able to earn half the ranking points that the 40+ players earn, meaning that the winner of a 40+ major would earn 10 ranking points and the winner of a 45+ major would earn 5 ranking points.  This same system will be followed by the 55+ and 65+ categories in respect to the 50+ and 60+ divisions.

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2015/16 Race4Eight Schedule

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Race Points 2015/16 Season Post US Open Oct 2015:

1Aisling Reilly (IRE)1010
2Catriona Casey (IRE)88
3Martina McMahon (IRE)66
4Jessica Gawley (CAN)55
5Tracy Davis (CA)33
6Aoife McCarthy (IRE)33
7Yvonne August (CA)33
8Jean Kastner (OR)33

WPH Power Rankings 2015/16 Post US open Oct 2015:

1Catriona Casey (IRE)6610101010100808
2Danielle Daskalakis (NY)406455610400
3Aisling Reilly (IRE)3600880010010
4Ciana Ni Churraoin IRE)28080680600
5Jessica Gawley (CAN)25804400405
6Martina McMahon (IRE)24066000606
7Sandy Ng (NY)14000068000
8Tracy Davis (CA)12500000403
9Aoife McCarthy (IRE)11050300003
10Megan Dorneker (IL)100000000100
11Yvonne August (CA)9330000003
12Hilary Rushe (IRE)8000000080
13Maria Daly (IRE)4000000400
13Peixoto de Melo (CA)4400000000
15Ashley Moler (CA)3003000000
15Jean Kastner (OR)3000000003

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