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Snooker rankings update after the English Open

A superb triumph for Mark Selby in the English Open on Sunday has benefited him on a number of snooker rankings lists.

Selby prevailed in the title decider in Brentwood with a 9-6 victory over Luca Brecel.

It represented the 21st ranking title of his stellar career, and it was the second time that he captured the Steve Davis Trophy.

Let’s see how the English Open results impacted the various snooker rankings.

Official World Snooker Rankings

With the £80,000 top prize, Selby rises back to number two on the official two-year world rankings.

By claiming a first piece of silverware in about 20 months, Selby has taken his total sum across the last two years on the circuit up to £805,000.

That is still quite a long way off the target set by current world number one, Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Neil Robertson rises to third after reaching the semi-finals, while Judd Trump drops from second to fourth.

Brecel moves up a position to tenth, just one spot shy of his record ranking.

Yan Bingtao, meanwhile, completes the top 16 but his membership of the elite will be in jeopardy amid an ongoing match-fixing investigation which saw the Chinese number two suspended last week.

1Ronnie O’Sullivan£984,500
2Mark Selby£805,000
3Neil Robertson£708,500
4Judd Trump£700,000
5Mark Allen£659,500
6John Higgins£490,500
7Mark Williams£453,000
8Kyren Wilson£434,000
9Zhao Xintong£417,000
10Luca Brecel£368,000
11Shaun Murphy£332,500
12Jack Lisowski£316,500
13Barry Hawkins£315,000
14Stuart Bingham£287,500
15Ryan Day£264,000
16Yan Bingtao£234,500
17Gary Wilson£213,000
18David Gilbert£211,500

Race to the World Grand Prix

The English Open was the last opportunity for players to qualify for January’s World Grand Prix.

Only the top 32 money-earners from the season so far are being invited to compete in Cheltenham.

Mark Allen is way out in front as the top seed having accumulated more than a quarter of a million pounds more than the player in second, Ryan Day.

The Northern Irishman will face David Gilbert in the first round next month, who squeezed into the 32nd and final qualifying spot.

Selby will be the fifth seed at the World Grand Prix, meaning the Jester will face Noppon Saengkham.

John Higgins and Zhao Xintong were among the marquee names who didn’t do enough to qualify via the one-year snooker rankings list.

1Mark Allen17Lyu Haotian
2Ryan Day18Xiao Guodong
3Kyren Wilson19Ali Carter
4Ding Junhui20Jamie Jones
5Mark Selby21Ronnie O’Sullivan
6Gary Wilson22Sam Craigie
7Luca Brecel23Hossein Vafaei
8Jack Lisowski24Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
9Zhou Yuelong25Robert Milkins
10Judd Trump26Joe Perry
11Tom Ford27Anthony McGill
12Barry Hawkins28Noppon Saengkham
13Mark Williams29Stuart Bingham
14Shaun Murphy30Robbie Williams
15Neil Robertson31Ricky Walden
16Joe O’Connor32David Gilbert

BetVictor European Series Rankings

The situation couldn’t be much closer in the BetVictor European Series rankings.

With just three events to go, Allen leads the way with £107,000 but is just £3,000 in front of Selby, who jumps to second.

Kyren Wilson drops from first to third on the list after losing in the early rounds of the English Open, with the Kettering cueist now £5,000 adrift of Allen.

The player with the most points after the eight BetVictor-sponsored events this campaign will earn a jackpot bonus of £150,000

1Mark Allen£107,000
2Mark Selby£104,000
3Kyren Wilson£102,000
4Gary Wilson£93,500
5Luca Brecel£78,500

Featured photo credit: WST

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