João Maria Pontes is the first WPPAR Nº 1

The young Portuguese P&P player, JOÃO MARIA PONTES is officially the first NUMBER ONE in the WORLD P&P AMATEUR RANKING, after his excellent performance in the IX MATCH P&P PORTUGAL-SPAIN, last week.

João Maria Pontes was the only player this weekend who did not lose any match. Of the 3 Matches he played, he won two and drew another, allowing him to get the highest number of points between the 12 players from Portugal and Spain present in this first competition to count for WPPAR.

João Maria Pontes (POR)

In second place, with an aggregate of 225 points, are the Spaniards Thomas Artigas and Jesus Casajus.

Thomas Artigas (SPA)
Jesus Casajus (SPA)

In terms of Ranking by Countries, Spain is in the lead, with an aggregate of 1070 points, with Portugal ranking 2nd with a total of 995 points.

Next Competition that will count for the WPPAR will be held in Spain, in the last weekend of March 2019

The full World P & P Amateur Ranking table is on the new WPPAR website at

The World P&P Amateur Ranking is now ON!

With the conclusion of the IX MATCH P&P PORTUGAL-ESPAÑA, last week, the WPPAR – World P&P Amateur Ranking is now on.

This Match was the first Competition, from the 2019 Official Calendar of Competitions of IPPA – International P&P Association, that is included in this new WORLD RANKING.

12 players, 6 from Spain and 6 from Portugal, the best P&P players from this two countries, are now the first to be ranked to this WPPAR, as it is regulated by this Ranking System.

The WPPAR is a fair and precise system, that will to rank in an effective and active way, regardless if the player competes in National or International Competitions, everywhere in the world.

The next competition that count to the WPPAR will be held in Spain, in the end of this month of March, expecting new changes in the Ranking table.

Many other Competitions are expected to be included in our WPPAR during next months, organized by our 30 Associate Members,throughout the year.