With snooker events taking place practically every week now, rankings will therefore change quite frequently throughout the season. Since the previous update a lot of players rankings have changed.
Although the top three players haven’t changed at all, the difference between 1st and 2nd has changed dramatically. Mark Selby is way out in front by £282,096 being the difference between him and No.2 Stuart Bingham. Almost impossible to catch at this point one would think.
Judd Trump is less than £29k behind Stuart Bingham who is in danger of retaining No.2 spot if Trump’s form continues throughout the next couple of events.
Ding Junhui has jumped two places from 6th to 4th after winning £65k by reaching the final of the International championships last week. He takes Shaun Murphy’s previous position on the rankings.
One player who has lost out is Ricky Walden. He went from 10th to 17th due to his snooker form being inconsistent lately. As a result he now stands outside the seeds for the upcoming Northern Irish Trophy and the UK championships.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has gained another place, coming from 9th to 8th. Although he admits himself that his form hasn’t been all that good, he is still on the snooker rankings increase. Most people feel its only a matter of time before he gains some momentum and starts winning again.
Practically all of the top 10 players have moved around places including Mark Allen, John Higgins, Shaun Murphy and Joe Perry. Staying withing the snooker top 16 at this point of the season is crucial, particularly for the upcoming Masters which takes place in January.
One thing is for sure though, Mark Selby is set to continue to dominate the top of the rankings for some time to come yet. For the rest of the players the battle continues to fight for those top places in the snooker rankings.