Anthony McGill: Behind The Shot

Ding Jumps To Second In Rankings

Ding Junhui is to to second place on the one year ranking list thanks to his triumph at the Yushan World Open.

Ding won his 13th ranking title by beating Kyren Wilson 10-3 in the final in China. His top prize of £150,000 saw him fly 48 places up the one year list from 50th to second. Wilson banked £75,000 and he leaps from 68th to fourth.

Luca Brecel got to the semi-finals in Yushan and he still tops the list with £186,600. Mark Allen was the other losing semi-finalist and he’s up 26 places to 11th.

This list will once again be used to determine the field for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix and Ladbrokes Players Championship later in the season. The top 32 on the one-year list after the Coral Shoot Out will qualify for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston (February 19-25) then the top 16 from the same list after the Gibraltar Open will qualify for the Ladbrokes Players Championship in Llandudno (March 19-25).

As it stands there are 12 players in the top 32 of the one year list who are outside the top 32 of the official two year list, and eight players in the top 16 of the one year list who are outside the top 16 of the two-year list.

Victory for Ding saw him climb two places on the two-year list to second, though he still trails leader Mark Selby by £647,775.

Ding’s success also earned him a place at the Champion of Champions in November – for more about that click here

Wilson’s run to the final increases his chances of a place at the Dafabet Masters in January as he’s now up to 13th – to see how that race is shaping up click here.

Tickets for all of the above events are on sale now, for details click here