The latest IBSF Rankings have been announced with The Republic Of Ireland in third place behind Thailand and India which is a great achievment for our International players.
Thailand are enjoying the Top Position in the Men's Rankings. The only matter of concern for Thailand is the reducing margin of points between them and second place. Last year the difference between Thailand and India was of 51 points, which has now reduced to only 6 points.
Iran’s Hossein Vafaei Ayouri the title winner for this year’s championship is the exceptional change in the rankings after Iran secured a Rank of joint third from earlier place of 29 .
Iran and The Republic Of Ireland are now sharing third place with 156 points each.
Belgium and Syria have also done well by raising their ranking to 6th and 10th place from previous best of 22 and 18 respectively. Egypt improved its ranking by 5 points and now at place 15.
Setbacks for England, Malta and UAE as these countries have slipped from their previous place 3, 6 and 11 to 10, 13 and 17 respectively.
Malta went down as they have not participated this year. Also China and Brazil are not ranked as both the countries have not participated since 2009.
The Top 20 Countries