Zodrow and Inmann are the new WMF nr 1
24 Jan 2013 at 23:43 | Published by: Hans | Views: 6387 | News search
Günter Inmann of Austria and Bianca Zodrow of Germany are the new WMF number 1 (Photo by Hans Bergström 2012)
The 2012 season ending ranking list from WMF has been published by WMF. This is the seventh time WMF has published this rankings since the start in November 2009.
» Full rankinglist for Men and Ladies November 2012
On the ladies side Bianca Zodrow climbed from last year’s bronze position to the top. In general this list sees a return of some pretty established names such as Natasja Klarenbeek and Elisabeth Gruber in the absolute top. Last year’s November list was dominated by young players coming from successful junior careers, like Bianca Utzig and Jana Nakladalova, but after a year as senior they have slight dipped on the list.
The rocket on the list is Anne Bollrich that was not on the list one year ago since she then was still junior. In the spring she entered as number nine and now her first very successful year as senior, ending as the queen of Porto, has given her the silver position. On bronze we find the always reliable bronze medalist from Porto Natasja Klarenbeek.
The five best ladies of the November 2012 WMF rankings are (last year’s position in brackets):
1. Bianca Zodrow, Germany 5092 points (3)
2. Anne Bollrich, Germany 4694 points (new)
3. Natasja Klarenbeek, Netherlands 4347 points (7)
4. Karin Hescl, Austria 4207 points (1)
5. Elisabeth Gruber, Austria 4019 points (4)
If you only count the points from 2012 we find a slightly different list. On this list it shows quite clear that the best lady of 2012 where Anne Bollrich.
The five best ladies of 2012 according to WMF are:
1. Anne Bollrich, Germany 2853 points
2. Bianca Zodrow, Germany 2240 points
3. Natasja Klarenbeek, Netherlands 2181 points
4. Manuela Zojer, Austria 2062 points
5. Karin Hescl, Austria 2013 points
At the men’s side Günter Inmann of Austria is found in top. Even though Günter has not won any individual medal in any international championships since his comeback to the international scene in 2009, he has dominated on home ground in Austria and mostly been in top 10 on international championships.
Last year’s world champion and top ranked player, Germanys Walter Erlbruch is in second position, due to the fact that he was forced to break this year in Porto due to a knee injury. With some kind of normal Walter scores he would still have been top ranked. On third place is Filiph Svensson of Sweden following up a great 2011 season with a good 2012 to reach bronze position in the rankings. So all in top 3 last year are still there but has all changed their positions. This year it’s a very narrow margin between them.
The five best men of the November 2012 WMF rankings are (last year’s position in brackets):
1. Günter Inmann, Austria 5512 points (3)
2. Walter Erlbruch, Germany 5490 points (1)
3. Filiph Svensson, Sweden 5461 points (2)
4. Harald Erlbruch, Germany 5146 points (4)
5. Christian Gobetz, Austria 5000 points (18)
On the men’s side it’s interesting to notice that of the top 5 above only one is qualifying into the top five if you only count 2012. On this list we find Germanys Martin Stöckle on top. Martin has had a great season of 2012 and was by that awarded a newcomer’s position in the German national team, which he by far proved to deserve. Actually last year’s dominant Walter Erlbruch is only in 25th position if you only count 2012 according to WMF and the top ranked Günter Inmann is only in ninth position for 2012.
Also noteworthy is that the Porto dominant Achim Braungart-Zink is not in top five in neither list, but he is close on both of them with sixth position on both.
The five best men of 2012 according to WMF are:
1. Martin Stöckle, Germany 2944 points
2. Herbert Ziegler, Austria 2845 points
3. Peter Eisenschmidt, Sweden 2786 points
4. Christian Gobetz, Austria 2749 points
5. Paolo Porta, Italy 2605 points
On the juniors girls list Germanys Vanessa Peuker rises from last year’s sixth position to take the top position after Anna Bollrich has passed the age margin. Second is her team mate Katarina Benn and third is Lara Jehle of Austria, dropping one spot. Also Sara Karlsson drops one spot into fourth position even though she had a really great year, winning gold in stroke play in Porto. The rules of the ranking will a bit strangely not award a junior that plays well in the adult’s championships as Sara did enough to make her ranking go up. These points will only be worth about 30% of the points you can get in a juniors championship.
Best junior girl player of 2012 is maybe not surprisingly Vanessa Peuker with 2840 points followed by Lara Jehle with 2774 and Katarina Benn with 2586.
In the boy’s category Philipp Lau, Germany is rising from ninth position to top rank. Robin Hettrich, who was in the lead last year is in second position and third is Sweden’s Derice Shumilov Susoho.
Best junior boy player of 2012 is maybe not surprisingly Germanys Philipp Lau with 3253 points followed by Marcus Nilsson of Sweden and 3123 and Eetu Ikola of Finland with 3042.
On the seniors list Germanys Gaby Rahmlow is passing Andrea Reinicke from last year to take the top. Andrea is down to fourth position passed also by the Czech Republic’s Dagmar Hirschmannova and Greta Janssens of Belgium.
On the senior men’s list there is exactly the same top three as one year ago with Austria’s Reinhard Schuster at the top position by before Italys Franscesco Leuciand Germanys Karl-Heinz Gerwert in third position.
Best nation in all categories are still Germany.
» Full rankinglist for Junior Boys and Girls November 2012
» Full rankinglist for Senior Men and Ladies November 2012