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Top Ten Rankings Risers

Who made the biggest move up the world ranking list during the 2017/18 season? Here are the top ten climbers… These are the ten players who started last season inside the top 64 and made the biggest jumps up the official two-year list: 1. Yan Bingtao, 33 places (56 to 23) In just two seasons… Read More

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Selby Stretches Rankings Lead

Mark Selby reaserted his dominance at the top of the world rankings by winning the Fuhua Group China Open. Selby had seen his lead at the top of the official two-year ranking list bitten into by an in-form Ronnie O’Sullivan this season, but by winning the £225,000 top prize in Beijing – the biggest for any event other… Read More

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Crucible Places At Stake In Beijing

Next week’s China Open is the final counting event in the race to qualify automatically for the Betfred World Championship. Only the top 16 in the Race to the Crucible will earn an automatic spot in the final stages in Sheffield. All other players will have to win three qualifying matches to make it to the Crucible…. Read More

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Crucible Race Next Target For Day

Ryan Day’s victory at the ManBetX Gibraltar Open on Sunday night has boosted his chances of an automatic place at the Betfred World Championship next month. Day won the second ranking title of his career by beating Cao Yupeng 4-0 in the final. The £25,000 top prize moves him ahead of Stephen Maguire into 17th place… Read More

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Can O’Sullivan Break The £1 Million Barrier?

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s chances of becoming the first snooker player to earn £1 million in prize money in a single season were boosted with his victory at the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix. The Rocket beat Ding Junhui 10-3 in the final in Preston on Sunday, and has now won four ranking titles in the same season for… Read More

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Rankings Boost For Georgiou

Michael Georgio has jumped 35 places up the one-year ranking list following his incredible victory at the Coral Shoot Out on Sunday night. Georgiou had never previously been beyond the last 16 of a ranking event, but went all the way to the top prize in Watford, beating Graeme Dott in a dramatic final. The £32,000 top… Read More

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Robertson Back Into Top 16

Neil Robertson has jumped into the top 16 of both the one year ranking list and official two-year list following his victory at the Dafabet Scottish Open. Robertson won the 13th ranking title of his career, and first for 18 months, by beating Cao Yupeng 9-8 in the final in Glasgow. Having banked £70,000, the Australian leaps up… Read More

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O’Sullivan Soars Ahead On One-Year List

Ronnie O’Sullivan has established a lead of £183,900 on the one year ranking list following his victory at the Betway UK Championship. The Rocket won the UK title for a record equalling sixth time on Sunday night, beating Shaun Murphy 10-5 in the final in York to take the £170,000 top prize. O’Sullivan has won three ranking… Read More

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Rankings Rise For Williams

Mark Williams has climbed to fifth place on the one year ranking list following his victory at the Dafabet Northern Ireland Open. Welshman Williams won his first ranking title in six years by beating Yan Bingtao 9-8 in an exciting final in Belfast on Sunday night. The £70,000 top prize sees him jump five places fifth. China’s 17-year-old… Read More

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O’Sullivan Tops One-Year List

Ronnie O’Sullivan has jumped to the top of the one year ranking list after winning the Shanghai Masters. O’Sullivan banked £150,000 by beating Judd Trump 10-3 in the final on Saturday. It was the 30th ranking title of his career and second within a month having won the English Open in October. He jumps from ninth to… Read More

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