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August
20, 2005, by Ron Beck, SquashTalk,
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Illingworth
Rounds out Top Three


Chris Gordon:
#4 or #5 in the US, depending on which ranking system you look at.
(Photo © 2005 by Vaughn Winchell)

The USSRA has
released its lastest USA Men’s rankings and "Grand Prix" point
standings for August, 2005. Preston Quick holds on to
the USA #1 ranking position, while Michael Puertas keeps
his hold on the top of the Grand Prix table, the point system used to
select the National Team.

Meanwhile, Julian
Illingworth,
the winner at the March’s US Nationals,
continues to round out the top three. Illingworth is second in the all-important
Grand Prix ratings, while staying at #3 in the National Rankings.

Christoper Gordon,
a regular on the PSA satellite tour, holds down the #4 ranking and #5
Grand Prix position.

After some eight
months of this dual ranking system, the separate rankings and Grand Prix
standings, both issued by the USSRA, continue to create a confusing situation,
as they have led to divergent results amongst the top 10 players.

Meanwhile, the
second ten continues to be very fluid, attesting to the strengthening
depth-of-field in the USA men’s national scene. Gilly Lane and Thad Roberts
make their first appearance in the top 20.

The USSRA rankings
are issued by the USSRA rankings committee and include US citizens only.

USSRA USA Men’s
Open National Rankings, July 29, 2005:

July
29, 2005

Player
Last
Position
(May 16 ’05)
Current
Grand Prix Position
1. Preston
Quick (Q)
[1] [3]
2. Jamie
Crombie (Q)
[2] [4]
3. Julian
Illingworth (A)
[3] [2]
4. Christopher
Gordon (Q)
[4] [5]
5. Michael
Puertas (A)
[5] [1]
6. Damian
Walker
[6] [6]
7. Ryan
Donegan
[8] [12]
8. Beau
River (Q)
[9] [8]
9. Richard
Chin
[10] [7]
10. Tim
Wyant (Q)
[7] [9]
11. Dylan
Patterson
[11] [11]
12. Ben
Oliner
[12] [10]
13. Pat
Malloy
[13] [16]
14. Gilly
Lane
[T21] [26]
15. Steven
Scharff
[14] [14]
16. Eric
Christiansen
[20] [24]
17. Michael
Blumberg
[16]
[19]
18. Thad
Roberts
[T21] [21]
19. John
Fulham
[18] [20]
20. Mark
Froot
[17] [–]
       

A= Automatic USA Team Selection
Q= Qualified for USA Team Trials May 15th


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