With the conclusion of the German Masters on Sunday came the fifth seedings revision of the 2014/15 season, which saw Mark Selby return to the world number one ranking for the first time since December’s UK Championship.
Click below for a round-up of all of the key changes to the seeding list…
- Click here to view the final standings at the fifth mid-season seedings revision
Coming into the German Masters there were four players in with a chance of leaving the tournament as world number one and despite being the outsider of the four, it was eventual champion Mark Selby who came out on top.
With previous holder Ding Junhui’s last 32 defeat to Ryan Day, the door was opened most immediately for both Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson, but as that pair both fell during a thrilling night of quarter-finals on Friday, it was Selby who came through to reclaim the number one ranking by £23,900, ahead of O’Sullivan.
The Top 16
- NO CHANGE
For the second consecutive seedings cut-off, there has been no change to the top 16, with the traditional elite remaining stable as we approach the final phase of the season.
Just outside of that group however, two-time world champion Mark Williams has moved up to 17th place, closing the gap to Robert Milkins with his recent run at the AT3 event, while looking ahead to the all-important World Championship cut-off in April, there is even less to separate the two. There will be much more to follow on that particular battle on a subsequent blog.
- Mark King
- David Gilbert
It has been a tough campaign to date for Mark King, but thanks to his season-best run to the last 16 of last week’s German Masters, he moves back up into the world’s top 32.
Dropping out is David Gilbert, who fell a round earlier in Berlin and drops a couple of places to 34, with veteran Rod Lawler’s recent run of form helping him up to 33rd.
- NO CHANGE
As with the top 16 bracket, there is no change as far as the top 64 are concerned, with the likes of Jimmy White, Cao Yupeng and Peter Lines currently holding on to the final spots. As a result, they have ensured that they would receive a more favourable opening round draw at the next two full ranking events than those below them, as they will avoid the other players also ranked in that bracket.