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Snooker ranking update after the Scottish Open

Gary Wilson made a big move in the many different snooker ranking lists following his success in the Scottish Open on Sunday.

The Englishman secured a maiden ranking event triumph with a 9-2 defeat of Joe O’Connor in the final in Edinburgh.

With both players ranked outside the world’s top 16, it was a surprise showdown that has had a significant impact on the rankings.

Race to the World Grand Prix

There’s only one more counting event before the spots in this season’s World Grand Prix draw are confirmed.

Only the top 32 on the one-year rankings list – points earned from this season alone – will be invited to participate in Cheltenham next month.

With an extra £80,000 in his back pocket, Wilson is up to fifth and is well-placed to qualify for the subsequent and more prestigious tournaments in the Cazoo Series as well.

O’Connor has risen to 13th, while Scottish Open semi-finalists Neil Robertson and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh have broken into the top 32 in 24th and 31st place respectively.

A lot can still change at next week’s English Open, with the likes of John Higgins, Zhao Xintong, Yan Bingtao, and Ricky Walden currently ranked below the cut-off point.

24Neil Robertson£35,000
25Stuart Bingham£34,500
26Ali Carter£33,500
27Robbie Williams£32,500
28Robert Milkins£32,000
29Anthony McGill£31,000
30Lu Ning£31,000
31Thepchaiya Un-Nooh£30,500
32Jamie Clarke£29,500
33Jordan Brown£29,500
34David Gilbert£28,000
35Ricky Walden£26,500
42Yan Bingtao£21,500
44Zhao Xintong£21,500
74John Higgins£12,000

Click here to view the full 1-year list

Official World Rankings

There wasn’t much change to the top 16 on the official two-year snooker ranking list, with Ronnie O’Sullivan remaining in top spot.

Judd Trump replaces Mark Selby in second while Kyren Wilson moves in front of Mark Williams into eighth, but apart from that it’s as you were.

A little bit further down, Wilson has made a 14-place jump from 32nd to 18th in the standings.

The 37 year-old will be hoping to continue his form into the second half of the season, where he might be able to fight for an automatic berth at the World Championship in Sheffield.

O’Connor is the biggest mover, shifting 15 spots to a career-high of number 40, while Un-Nooh is back up to number 47 and clear of the relegation spots.

1Ronnie O’Sullivan£1,000,000
2Judd Trump£789,000
3Mark Selby£745,000
4Neil Robertson£691,000
5Mark Allen£642,000
6John Higgins£490,500
7Kyren Wilson£442,000
8Mark Williams£442,000
9Zhao Xintong£425,000
10Jack Lisowski£352,000
11Luca Brecel£333,000
12Shaun Murphy£325,000
13Barry Hawkins£315,000
14Stuart Bingham£295,000
15Ryan Day£256,000
16Yan Bingtao£242,000
17Hossein Vafaei£210,500
18Gary Wilson£210,000

BetVictor European Series Rankings

Meanwhile, Wilson is up to second place on the European Series snooker ranking list, the eight-event series that is sponsored by BetVictor.

Wilson is just £7,000 shy of namesake Kyren Wilson, with four tournaments still to be played this term.

The highest earner at the end of those eight tournaments will receive a bonus worth £150,000.

1Kyren Wilson£97,500
2Gary Wilson£90,500
3Mark Allen£89,500
4Zhou Yuelong£52,000

Featured photo credit: WST

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