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Jul 07 2014

World Snooker Rankings 2014/15: Seedings Revision One Round-Up

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It might only be early July, but today saw the first mid-season seedings revision of 2014/15, following Judd Trump’s victory at the Australian Goldfields Open in Bendigo.

This list will now be used to determine the seedings for September’s Shanghai Masters, which remains one of three events that will not be staged under the increasingly common flat draw structure.

Click below for a round-up of all of the changes to the seeding list, including a change at the head of the rankings…

  • Click here to view the final standings at the first mid-season seedings revision

Number 1

With his success as the Wuxi Classic, followed by a run to the final of the Australian Goldfields Open, Australia’s Neil Robertson has returned to the top of the latest world rankings, replacing reigning world champion Mark Selby.

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Having taken the number one spot from Robertson following his Crucible success in May, Selby’s early exit at the Wuxi Classic, together with his decision not to make the trip to Australia, opened the door for Robertson to make a swift return to summit of the rankings.

The Top 16

IN

  • Graeme Dott

OUT

  • Mark Davis

Although he was not able to progress further than the last 32 stage at the Wuxi Classic, Scotland’s Graeme Dott returns to the top 16 at the first mid-season seedings revision and will therefore not have to qualify to play at the venue stages of the Shanghai Masters.

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He replaces Mark Davis, who despite his run to the semi-finals of the Australian Goldfields Open last week, drops out of snooker’s traditional elite group.

In part this is a consequence of his decision not to enter the Wuxi Classic, while there were only three players with more points to defend than him at this seedings revision, following his runs to the semi-finals of both Wuxi and Australia back in 2012.

17-32

IN

  • Mark Joyce

OUT

  • Tom Ford

Moving up into the world’s top 32 for the first time in his career is Mark Joyce, following his last 16 run at the recent Australian Goldfields Open. Mark has enjoyed a consistent couple of seasons on the tour and will be hoping to consolidate his position inside snooker’s second tier going forwards.

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He replaces Leicester’s Tom Ford, who like Davis previously is another player who was defending a relatively large amount at this cut-off, following his run to the last eight in Bendigo two years ago.

33-64

IN

  • Gary Wilson

OUT

  • Dave Harold

With no points to defend and having enjoyed such a stellar return to the tour last season, Gary Wilson climbs up into the world’s top 64 at the expense of Stoke veteran Dave Harold, who drops six places following the loss of £7,286 from his ranking at this cut-off.

  • Oreos4eskimos .

    Interesting, I like it when it’s broken down in this manner. I left you a message over at the Official Rankings RO page.

  • Bob Lockhart

    that’s why its so vital to have to have a good start in qualifiers because its so important to be inside the cut off point or you are in for a white knuckle ride of unsercanty