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.
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.
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.
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