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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 reached the final of a ranking event for the first time in six years, and his £10,000 runner-up prize sees him jump 36 places from 54th to 18th.

The one-year list will be used to determine the fields for the Ladbrokes Series later in the season. Only the top 32 will qualify automatically for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Cheltenham (February 4-10), then the top 16 go on to the Ladbrokes Players Championship in Preston (March 4-10), and only the top eight will make it to the new Ladbrokes Tour Championship in Llandudno (March 19-24).

Wilson climbs one places to eighth on the official two year world rankings while Ebdon is up five spots to 51st.

The next ranking event is the Evergrande China Championship in September, which is the last event before the seeding cut off for the OPPO International Championship. For the latest on that race click here