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World Snooker Rankings 2015/16: Revision Two Round-Up

Wilson9As the dust settles on Kyren Wilson’s remarkable victory at the Shanghai Masters, the official world rankings will now be revised for the second time this season as Kyren is rewarded for his victory with a 32 place rise up the list.

Continue reading for more information on the key changes to the seeding list, which will now be used to determine the seedings for the International Championship…

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

Number 1

  • NO CHANGE

As was the case following the previous revision to the seedings list in July, Mark Selby retains top spot despite his withdrawal from the Shanghai Masters following the sad news of the death of his father-in-law.

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With his run to the semi-finals in Shanghai however, second ranked Stuart Bingham has closed the gap to Mark and looking at the new projected seedings list through to the end of the International Championship, for the first time this season there is now at least a possibility that the number one ranking could change hands prior to the next cut-off.

The Top 16

  • NO CHANGE

Despite his last 32 defeat to top 16 challenger Mark Davis in Shanghai last week, Welshman Michael White remains inside that elite bracket with 17th placed Graeme Dott also losing out at the first round stage to Ryan Day.

While the group of players battling it out for the last few top 16 spots has been a familiar one in recent months, looking ahead to the next cut-off we can see that Marco Fu is now likely to slip into the mix as the prize money earned from his run to the final of the 2013 International Championship is deducted following this year’s event.

17-32

IN

  • Kyren Wilson

OUT

  • Gary Wilson

It is all about the Wilsons for the top 32 cut-off as Kyren usurps namesake Gary following his victory at the Shanghai Masters.

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Indeed Kyren gains an impressive 32 places as he soars from 54th place to 22nd and with few points to defend over the course of not just this season, but next year as well, he has every opportunity to climb higher still over the coming months.

Gary meanwhile drops six places to 38th, a consequence of his failure to qualify for the venue stage in Shanghai and the removal of money earned two years ago.

33-64

  • NO CHANGE

As was the case at the previous seedings revision there are no new entries into the top 64, but looking ahead to the next cut-off in November we can now see that for the first time this season, we are likely to see the best performing second years begin to overhaul some of the players struggling towards the bottom of the top 64.

One player to keep an eye on is 52nd placed Aditya Mehta, who is set to lose the points earned from his run to the 2013 Indian Open final and as a result see his top 64 status come under threat in the coming weeks.

The next seeding revision will come on the 2nd November 2015 following the venue stages of the International Championship.