Power, the hottest player on tour over the past five months,
has continued his resurgent world ranking position, reclaims second
place in the list for the first time since March 2003.
The 31-year-old from Montreal his enjoyed one of
his best years on the PSA Tour in 2005 – winning
the Apawamis Open in the USA in January, the PSA
Masters in Bermuda in April, and the Super Series
Finals in London for the second time in May.
reaching the semi-finals of the St
Louis Open in the USA last month, Power will be back in
action in the Dunlop British Open later this month
in Manchester, where the 1999 champion is the fourth seed in his
ninth appearance in the event. Power is showing a new level of fitness
and appears as sharp as ever with his attacking game.
wins by Amr Shabana in the Heliopolis
Open and St Louis Open in September take
the Egyptian up to a career-equalling-high fifth place – ahead
of England’s Peter
Nicol who drops to six. (Shabana’s win this week in Hungary
will only contribute to his ranking position in the November 1st ranking.)
Australia’s Stewart Boswell continues his rapid recovery in the rankings,
moving up another 10 positions this month to 29th overall.
Palmer stays at three in the October list, while England’s Lee
Beachill slips to four.
Azlan Iskandar records a career-best world No13 ranking
in the new list after following his Steel Industries PNG
International title in Papua
New Guinea in August with success in
last month’s Kolkata International in India.
Tuominen also celebrates a best-ever ranking in the October
list – rising two places to 15. The 26-year-old from
Helsinki has consistently achieved or exceeded his seeding in PSA
Tour events for the past year – and reached the quarter-finals
of the Mamut English Open in August after upsetting David
Palmer in the opening round, and was a semi-finalist in
last month’s Heliopolis Open.
Barker, a surprise quarter-finalist in both the English
and Heliopolis Opens, moves up to career-best world No21.
the Americans, Christopher Gordon moves up to 79 while Julian
Illingworth leapfrogs to 118th from 150 after his strong performance at the
Berkshire Open this month.