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Rankings Jump For Wilson

Kyren Wilson has leapt eight places to fifth on the one-year ranking list following his victory at the Paul Hunter Classic. Wilson won the second ranking title of his career by beating Peter Ebdon 4-2 in the final in Germany and the £20,000 top prize sees him climb from 13th to fifth on the one-year list. Ebdon… Read More

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Williams Closing Gap On Selby

Mark Williams has narrowed the gap to Mark Selby at the top of the world rankings to £308,750 following his victory in the Yushan World Open. Williams banked the £150,000 top prize in China and has now won four ranking events within the past nine months, including the World Championship. He goes above Ronnie O’Sullivan… Read More

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Yushan The Scene For Shanghai Race

Next week’s Hong Rui Ma Yushan World Open is the last counting event before the seeing cut off for the China Championship, D88.com European Masters and Shanghai Masters. This season the Shanghai Masters becomes an invitation event for the first time so only the top 16  on the official two-year rankings qualify automatically, to be joined… Read More

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Can Selby Keep Top Spot?

Mark Selby may have held the world number one ranking for 40 consecutive months, but he faces a real battle in the coming season to stay on top. In beating Shaun Murphy in the final of the German Masters in February 2015, Selby took over at the head of the world rankings. Nearly three and… Read More

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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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