September shook up the WR
The end of the season appears on the horizon as we enter the year's fourth quarter. We have only two international tournaments left in the calendar, the second being the most prominent event: the World Teqball Championships 2023 in Bangkok. The fight in the World Rankings is heating up, and it is time to take a look at the standings after September’s two competitions.
We will not see many changes in the women’s doubles, but there was some movement within the top20. Gabriella Kota and Krisztina Acs collected a silver (Rio de Janeiro) and a gold (Pula) together in the month of September and it resulted in a one spot gain for both of them. Kota grabbed the 7th place from Kinga Barabasi, while Acs leaped over Katalin Dako for 11th. Fellow Hungarians Petra Pechy and Boglarka Nagy also improved, and the latter is back again in the top 20 for the first time since February.
Leticia Luzorio Barbosa cracked the top 30 after finishing 4th in Rio with her rookie partner, Patricia Mayara Nardy, who enters the chart at 93. Two-time European Games bronze medallist Alicja Bartnicka from Poland made it into the top 40, and Tunde Miklos appears in the top 50 after strong performances in Pula.
The biggest riser inside the top 100 is Colombian Luisa Villamil, who sits at 89th after improving 51 spots courtesy of a 5th-place finish in Brazil.
The top 9 remained untouched in the men’s doubles rankings, but have a new player coming in at number 10 in Bartlomiej Franczuk. Leonardo Lindoso de Almeida also climbed a few positions after earning a silver medal on home soil in Rio, and Matyas Odnoga broke into the top 20 by making the final in Pula. After the top 10, the rankings were shaken up tremendously with players moving up and down a few spots.
Brazilian Lucas Bernardes is our biggest jumper inside the top 100 with a 28-place development, he is at 68th now. Hungarian Zsombor Bene closes the top 100, he catapulted 21 positions to achieve this feat.
We still have 4 Hungarians to lead the mixed doubles, and more of them are trending upwards. Balazs Katz took another step in the direction of the top 10, while Kota and Acs both got into the top 20 with a 7 and an 11 place progress, respectively. Three-time world champion Bogdan Marojevic is also on the rise, and Chiao-hsin Yen jumped 18 positions to Nr 97.
We must mention Claudio Davi Ponte dos Santos, who had an incredible September, as he not only gained 6 spots in the men’s doubles, but leapfrogged 23 of his rivals in the mixed rankings, up to Nr. 62.
The club rankings remained the same as Taksonyi Teqball Sport Egyesület leads ahead of Teqball Liman and GOBEK Teqball Team.
In October, Los Angeles will host the Teqball Tour once again to close the series as the best teqers will start their preparation with their eyes on the big prize: the World Championships.
The FITEQ World Ranking list is refreshed after each month when the gained points will be added while the credits that came later than two years will be taken away.