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As communicated in my earlier Post, below is the PFA players ranking criteria. These are not perfect but we have to get started with something and build on it. We shared our criteria with some of the paddleball directors in the game and they agreed with it. As I mentioned on my previous post, our number one goal is to put in place a process that is fair to EVERYONE and helps us organize the sport and move it forward. Again, this criteria we have adapted is not meant to be Paddleball Global Ranking System. But we hope with tournament directors, and others, constructive input it can become the official Paddleball ranking system. The criteria applies to both SMALL & BIG BALL. The ‘A’ list below is only for SMALL ball. We will be publishing the Big ball ‘A’ list next week.

Once an A player always an A player:

Out of respect for the hard work and dedication that it takes to become an “A” player, the PFA’s position will be that once a player attains an “A” ranking, they will keep that ranking. However, we recognize that skill levels may decline and want to afford players a chance to compete against fair competition when possible. For that reason, we are adopting the following rule with respect to “A” player rankings.

  1. If a player has attained an “A” ranking, they will keep that ranking. However, if the player has not placed in an open tournament in the past five years, that player may petition the PFA to be downgraded to a B ranking.
  2. Each petition will be reviewed by a PFA appointed rankings committee that will evaluate the player on a number of factors, including current skill level, recent tournament performance, injury history and any other factors deemed relevant by the committee, including fairness to the other competitors and competitive balance.
  3. If a petition is approved, the player will be permitted to play in B tournaments and will have to re-earn an A ranking.

Players ‘B’ to ‘A’ criteria – Any combination of the below will automatically earn a player an A ranking.

  1. Won 2 B tournaments
  2. Finalist in 3 B tourneys
  3. Won one “B” tournament and finalist in an OPEN tourney
  4. Finalists in 2 OPEN. Tourneys
  5. Won an OPEN tournament

Sanctioned Tournaments – Tournaments will have to be sanctioned in order to count towards ranking. Sanctioned tournaments requires a minimum of 16 teams.

Non Sanctioned event tournaments:

  1. Out-of-Hat
  2. A/B
  3. Invitational

Tournament seeding will be based on calendar year results

Small Ball ‘A’ Players Ranking below(List will b adjusted as more players are identified, I’m sure I missed players that should be included):

First Name Last Name Status
Andre Hopkins Active
Andy Krosnick
Anthony Fiorino
Arsenio Randon
Bobby Schwarz
Bobby Fiorentino
Brandon Falson
Carlito Espinal
Carlos Lagares Active
Dave Blatt Active
Donnie Ciaffone
Eddie Acevedo
Eddie Rodriguez(F) Active
Fernando Linares Active
Fernando Frias Active
Frank Savino Active
Freddy Ramirez
Freddy Diax
Herbie Franqui
Jay Brown Active
Jay Camina Active
Joey Vega Active
Keith Jackson Active
Kenny Armstrong
Mark Villarico Active
Mike Melendez Active
Mitch Goldberg Active
Neal Pickett
Nelson Deida Active
Ralph Capofrasso
Ray Gaston
Ray Gaston Active
Richard McKnight
Richie Miller Active
Robert Sostre Active
Roger Muller Active
Sheik Bachuss Active
Steve Ikonomopu Active
Troy Varsic Active
William Rolon Active


First Name Last Name Status
Charlene Gilio Active
Kathy Guinan Active
Lisa Mcchaelessi
Maira Rosario-Ramos
Maria Serrano  Active
Rochelle Martinez Active
Susan Stephen
Sue Paddleball Active