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Old Jul 23rd, 2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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1966 Computer Rankings

I've been away for quite awhile, but I saw that someone had updated the 1966 results. I came up with a computer top 100. Gave points for finishes in tournaments (as few as 1 for winners of obscure events and as many as 100 for winning Wimbledon). I tried to read and evaluate tournaments based on the reputation of the event and the strength of the field. I also gave points for wins in Wightman and Fed Cup events (other events were available the same weeks, so anyone could play events - unlike now). Bonus points were given for wins over top ten and top five players (based on 1965 and 1966 rankings). This is no objective science, so anything is debatable, especially as you get further down the list. I was just intrigued to find out where lesser-known players might have finished during the day.

1. Maria Bueno 273
2. Billie Jean King 229
3. Ann Jones 227
4. Margaret Smith 225.5
5. Nancy Richey 208
6. Annette VanZyl 136
7. Francoise Durr 124.5
8. Norma Baylon 92.5
9. Kerry Melville 86.5
10. Rosie Casals 84
11. Helga Schultze 82.5
12. Virginia Wade 80.5
13. Judy Tegart 78.5
14. Karen Krantzcke 75
15. Madonna Schacht 67
16. Helga Niessen 65
17. Edda Buding 64
18. Gail Sherriff 63.5
19. Tori Fretz 56.5
20. Carole Graebner 55
21. Kathy Harter 53.5
22. Esme Emanuel 53
23. Winnie Shaw 53
24. Mary Ann Eisel 51
25. Jill Blackman 48.5
26. Trudy Groenman 46
27. Julie Heldman 44
28. Donna Floyd Fales 37.5
29. Pat Walkden 36
30. Betty Stove 36
31. Lesley Turner 35
32. Peaches Bartkowicz 34.5
33. Maryna Godwin 34
34. Stephanie DeFina 34
35. Sonja Pachta 34
36. Patti Hogan 32
37. Rita Bentley 31
38. Galina Baksheeva 30
39. Elizabeth Starkie 30
40. Mimi Arnold 29
41. Frances McLennan 28
42. Rosie Reyes Darmon 27.5
43. Faye Urban 27
44. Joyce Barclay-Williams 27
45. Elena Subirats 27
46. Carol Hanks Aucamp 24.5
47. Janine Lieffrig 24
48. Vlasta Vopickova 24
49. Lynn Abbes 24
50. Shirley Bloomer Brasher 23
51. Jitka Volavkova 23
52. Glenda Swan 23
53. Faye Toyne 23
54. Vicki Berner 22
55. Joan Gibson 19.5
56. Nancy Reed 19
57. Jan Lehane 19
58. Robin Lloyd 19
59. Eva Lundquist 18
60. Robyn Ebbern 18
61. Christiane Spinoza 17
62. Helen Gourlay
63. Christiane Mercelis 16
64. Roberta Beltrame 16
65. Almut Sturm 16
66. Mary Habicht 16
67. Peachy Kellmeyer 15
68. Val Ziegenfuss 15
69. Dottie Head Knode 14
Heather Segal 14
71. Carol Sherriff 14
Nell Truman 14
73. Greta Delport 14
74. Pat Turner 14
75. Lidy Venneboer 13
76. Carole Rosser 13
77. Patricia McLenaughan Faulkner 12
Pixie Lamm 12
79. Sue Behlmar 12
80. Ceci Martinez 11
Heidi Orth 11
82. Lea Pericoli 11
Kristy Pigeon 11
Maria-theresa Riedl 11
Monique Salfati 11
86. Ellie Krocke 10
87. Dodo Bundy Cheney 10
Ingrid Lofdahl 10
89. Wendy Overton 9
90. Laura Roussouw 9
91. Helen Amos 9
Emilie Burrer 9
Betty Pratt 9
94. Becky Vest 8.5
95. Sylvia Lazzarino 8
96. Jacqueline Rees-Lewis 8
97. Kora Schediwy 7.5
98. Raymonde Jones 7
99. Alice Tym 7
100. Carole Prosen 6.5
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Old Jul 25th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Re: 1966 Computer Rankings

Hi Preacherfan

Cool list. I hope it was fun to put together.

I know our old friend Chris would be pleased to see Ann Jones so high at #3, and so close to passing Billie jean, LOL.
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Hi Preacherfan

Cool list. I hope it was fun to put together.

I know our old friend Chris would be pleased to see Ann Jones so high at #3, and so close to passing Billie jean, LOL.
Ann Jones had a fantastic year. A long undefeated stretch - defeated King at Federation Cup. Interestingly, she didn't play the US Champs in 1966. Had she won there, she would've been an undisputed #1.
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