2014 Tournament Angler Rankings [March]

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  • Noy Villayasane, aka Mystyle Noy surges to the top of our latest power rankings on the heels of a great two week stretch in February. Noy won the San Diego Team Series event, the first of the season, at El Capitan on February 15th and then followed that up with a 3rd the next Saturday in the Anglers Marine Owners Invitational event also at El Capitan. Both of those events had good participation, and thus rewarded Noy with a lot of points to apply to his ranking.

    Keith Gunsauls, last month’s #1 (in a tie with his NBW partner Tom Leedom) dropped one spot to 2nd, only fishing one tournament in the last month, a 13th that dropped his average.

    This month’s rankings considered 12 total tournaments, of which anglers must have fished a minimum of 4 to qualify for the power rankings. The next rankings update will be posted the first week of April, and include all qualifying tournaments to that point.

    Rank Angler Points Highlights
    1 Villayasane, Noy 1786 “Mystyle” Noy had a good two week stretch in February at El Capitan, winning the 48 team San Diego Team Series field on the 15th and then following that up the next weekend with a 3rd place in a 37 team field.
    2 Gunsauls, Keith 1570 Won the first NBW tournament of the season (37 team field) at El Capitan in November and had a 3rd in January (38 boat field) also at El Capitan.
    3 Johnson, Brian 1241 2nd in the January NBW at El Capitan, 6th in a 41 team field at Diamond Valley in January in the Anglers Marine Series, and 9th in a 48 team field at El Capitan in February in a San Diego Team Series tournament.
    4 Leedom, Tom 1213 Won 37 team field tournament in November and 3rd in January (38 boat field) also at both NBW events at El Capitan. 6th in 37 team Anglers Marine tournament at El Cap in February.
    5 Salewske, Rusty 1145 7th and 10th in two NBW tournaments fished. 9th and 2nd in two Anglers Marine tournaments. And a 41st in the FLW pro tournament at Havasu in January (out of 152 pros).
    6 Young, Jimmy 1066 2nd in the San Diego Team Series event at El Capitan in February (48 teams).
    7 Cloke, Jason 1017 Topped 38 team field at NBW’s January tournament at El Capitan.
    7 Chimits, Greg 1017 Topped 38 team field at NBW’s January tournament at El Capitan.
    9 Miser, Greg 1013 Won 28 team NBW tournament on Lower Otay in February.
    9 Hargis, Travis 1013 Won 28 team NBW tournament on Lower Otay in February.
    11 McBride, Marvin 995 Three 3rd place finishes (1 Anglers Marine, 2 in American Bass) and a respectable 11th in 48 team field in the San Diego Team Series tournament at El Cap in February. No bad finishes in 4 events fished.
    12 Palashewski, Bob 959 2nd in the first NBW of the season in November at El Capitan and a 6th in 28 team NBW event at Lower Otay in February.
    12 Gordon, Roger 959 2nd in the first NBW of the season in November at El Capitan and a 6th in 28 team NBW event at Lower Otay in February.
    14 Paluczak, Andy 885 3rd, 5th, and 5th place finishes in four NBW events fished so far.
    14 Paluczak, Jackson 885 3rd, 5th, and 5th place finishes in four NBW events fished so far.
    16 Lewis, Randy 823 8th, 4th and 4th place finishes in first 3 NBW events of the season.
    17 Holverson, Todd 822 Two top 10s in 3 NBW events fished, with 7th at El Cap being the highest of those. 2nd in Anglers Marine tournament at El Capitan in February.
    18 Wingo, Scott 795 Top 10s in first 3 NBW events of the season.
    19 Norling, Kevin 732 2nd in NBW Lower Otay tournament in February and a 10th in Anglers Marine tournament at El Capitan, also in February.
    20 Gilbert, Chip 712 2nd in the Bass Federation event at El Capitan in January. And a win in the 18 team ABA field March 1st at Lower Otay.
    21 Williams, Melvin 695 3 top 10s in 4 NBW events fished, including 2nd at El Cap in December.
    22 Berry, Art 677 2nd in NBW at El Cap in January and a win in 15 team ABA field at El Capitan on February 1st.
    23 Hendrix, Stan 668 3 NBW top 10s in last 3 fished.
    24 Miller, Chuck 656 3rd in first NBW tournament of the season at El Capitan in November. 5th in 48 team San Diego Team Series field at El Capitan in February.
    25 Kolender, Dennis 656 Two top 5s in NBW season; 5th at El Cap in November and 3rd at Lower Otay in February.

     

    About the rankings

    The SDFish.com Tournament Angler Power Rankings are meant to quantify the success of an individual anglers tournament season. They are not based on opinion, or make any claim to decide who the best, or worst anglers are. They are based on an anglers’ performance, and their performance alone.

    Which anglers are considered?

    All anglers who fish a minimum of 4 qualified local tournaments so far this season

    Which tournaments are considered?

     

     

    How are the rankings formulated?

    Each qualifying tournament is weighted based on the number of entries in the field. A proprietary formula awards points each finishing position for each individual angler (team tournaments score each angler independently) from the top down. Those points are then divided by the total number of tournaments an angler fishes, and a multiplier is applied to remove the decimals.

    “I don’t see my name on the list, why not?”

    The guys you see on the list had a better 2013 tournament season than you in terms of their finishing positions vs. field size, or you didn’t fish 8 total tournaments on the season to qualify.

    2014 Season Rankings

    Rankings will be updated throughout the year, and a new set of rankings will be published at the start of every month including all qualified tournaments from the start of the 2014 season (includes some tournaments from 2013) through the previous month. See our 2014 tournament schedule for a full list of tournaments that’ll be considered for the angler rankings, excluding the club level tournaments.

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