Back at the Top

Timo Hufnagel (back) vs. myself
Timo Hufnagel (back) vs. myself

Following my victories at the Siegen Tournament and the South German Championships, I’m back at the top of the German ranking after almost two years. All five men that played for Germany at the World Team Championships (which are also the top 5 of the ranking) participated in the men’s singles competition at the South German Championships, which were held in Karlsruhe (the “birthplace of German Ringtennis”). I beat the reigning world champion Fabian Ziegler in the group stage before winning against 6-time German champion Timo Hufnagel (43–41) in a very close semifinal. In the final, I beat Fabian again with a score of 41–28. The top four players of the competition (myself, Fabian, my doubles partner Alexej Ermak, and Timo) qualify for the German Championships.

The next tournament will be held at Lake Constance the coming weekend. The event will also include an international test match against the national Ringtennis team of Belarus.

Rank before +/- Name Club Points
1 (2) +1 Maximilian Speicher VfL 1901 e.V. Wehbach 1629
2 (1) -1 Timo Hufnagel TV Pforzheim 1379
3 (3) 0 Fabian Ziegler ESG Karlsruhe 913
4 (5) +1 Alexej Ermak TSV Neubiberg 910
5 (4) -1 Julian Sauck SG Suderwich 754
6 (6) 0 Sascha Schneider TV Heddesdorf 385
7 (8) +1 Michael Kaiser RTG Weidenau 317
8 (7) -1 Christian Kämpfer RTG Weidenau 266
9 (16) +7 Thomas Tregel SKG Roßdorf 147
10 (9) -1 Fabio Spagnino TuS Rodenbach 147
11 (10) -1 Andre Katzberg RTG Weidenau 146
12 (11) -1 Tobias Höfelmayr SKG Roßdorf 144
13 (12) -1 Jürgen Öttel TSV Mimmenhausen 143
14 (13) -1 Christian Herzog ESG Karlsruhe 143
15 (14) -1 Walter Amon SKG Roßdorf 143
16 (18) +2 Marcel Rockenfeller TuS Rodenbach 91
17 (25) +8 Volker Herrmann TuS Rodenbach 71
18 (17) -1 Sebastian Weber RTG Weidenau 61
19 (19) +1 Tim Flender RTG Weidenau 57
20 (20) 0 Udo Heger DJK St. Ingbert 44
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