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Snooker rankings: update after the Championship League

The first event of the 2024/25 snooker season concluded on Wednesday with not much movement near the top of the world rankings.

Championship League Snooker, which has oddly become the common campaign-opener in recent years despite its uninspiring format, was won by Ali Carter.

The Captain beat Jackson Page 3-1 in the final at the Mattioli Arena to capture a sixth career ranking crown.

Success for Carter will also see him gain an invitation to compete at the lucrative Champion of Champions later this year.

Let’s take a look at what impact the results in Leicester have had on the different snooker rankings.

Official 2-year rankings list

Perhaps underlining Championship League Snooker’s reputation as the weakest ranking tournament on the schedule, there hasn’t been any change to the world’s top 16.

Carter pocketed a total of £33,000 across more than three weeks of action – £20,000 for emerging with the trophy in the final and the rest through winning his three group stages.

Despite this, the 44 year-old Englishman remains as the world no.10, although he has closed the gap to Mark Williams in ninth.

Mark Allen and Judd Trump continue to occupy the top two positions even though neither participated in Leicester.

World champion Kyren Wilson stays in third ahead of Luca Brecel in fourth, with Ronnie O’Sullivan completing the top five.

Mark Selby, Shaun Murphy, and Ding Junhui round off the top eight in the rolling two-year standings.

A little further down, Gary Wilson is the world no.11 ahead of Zhang Anda, Tom Ford, and Jak Jones.

Barry Hawkins and John Higgins hold onto their spots in the top 16, with Robert Milkins and Ryan Day not far behind.

Page, meanwhile, rises six places to no.39 – the highest ranking that the young Welshman has achieved in his fledgling career so far.

Official 2-Year World RankingsJuly 5, 2024
1Mark Allen£960,000
2Judd Trump£909,000
3Kyren Wilson£851,500
4Luca Brecel£657,500
5Ronnie O’Sullivan£655,000
6Mark Selby£646,500
7Shaun Murphy£497,000
8Ding Junhui£466,500
9Mark Williams£461,500
10Ali Carter£457,000
11Gary Wilson£421,500
12Zhang Anda£405,000
13Tom Ford£338,500
14Jak Jones£321,500
15Barry Hawkins£310,500
16John Higgins£304,500
17Robert Milkins£293,500
18Ryan Day£288,500
19Jack Lisowski£261,000
20Si Jiahui£251,000
21Hossein Vafaei£244,500
22David Gilbert£242,500
23Zhou Yuelong£230,000
24Chris Wakelin£229,500
25Stuart Bingham£217,000
Click here for the full updated two-year list (

1-year snooker rankings

Although Championship League Snooker was sponsored by BetVictor as in previous years, the event won’t count towards the bookmaker’s annual bonus this season.

The £150,000 that was trousered last season by Judd Trump will be awarded again this term.

However, WST announced in May that it will be based on the results from the Home Nations series events only this time around.

The Home Nations series comprises the English, Northern Ireland, Scottish, and Welsh Opens.

A new one-year ranking list will begin, though, with the players again vying for qualification into the lucrative Players Series tournaments.

The Players Championship in Telford and the Tour Championship in Manchester have already been pencilled into the calendar in March and April next year.

The series based on the one-year snooker rankings usually commences with the 32-player World Grand Prix.

Dates and a venue for it haven’t been officially announced yet, but it is expected that the World Grand Prix will return again this season.

1-Year Snooker RankingsJuly 5, 2024
1Ali Carter£33,000
2Jackson Page£23,000
=3David Gilbert£11,000
=3Scott Donaldson£11,000
=5Long Zehuang£9,000
=5Mark Williams£9,000
=7David Lilley£8,000
=7Martin O’Donnell£8,000
=9Alexander Ursenbacher£6,000
=9Ben Woollaston£6,000
=9Fan Zhengyi£6,000
=9Gary Wilson£6,000
=9Hossein Vafaei£6,000
=9Jak Jones£6,000
=9Stuart Bingham£6,000
=9Wu Yize£6,000
=17He Guoqiang£5,000
=17Jack Lisowski£5,000
=17Matthew Stevens£5,000
=17Robbie McGuigan£5,000
=17Ryan Day£5,000
=17Shaun Murphy£5,000
=17Stuart Carrington£5,000
=17Thepchaiya Un-Nooh£5,000
=25Ashley Carty£4,000
=25Chris Wakelin£4,000
=25Jamie Jones£4,000
=25Joe O’Connor£4,000
=25Ma Hailong£4,000
=25Michael White£4,000
=25Neil Robertson£4,000
=25Si Jiahui£4,000
=33Kyren Wilson£2,000
=65Ronnie O’Sullivan£1,000
N/RMark Allen£0
N/RJudd Trump£0
Click here for the updated provisional list (

What is the next snooker event?

The 2024/25 snooker season continues this month with a prestigious invitational event – the Shanghai Masters from July 15th to 21st.

The top 16 from the two-year world rankings will be joined by the next four highest ranked Chinese players, plus another four wildcards.

There won’t be another ranking tournament on the schedule until August when the inaugural Xi-an Grand Prix is held.

The provisional calendar for the new season is below.

2024/25 WST calendar

Note: Dates are provisional and subject to change

Championship League Snooker
Champion: Ali Carter

Shanghai Masters
(Shanghai, China)

25th to August 3rd
– Xian Grand Prix qualifiers
– British Open qualifiers
– Wuhan Open qualifiers
(Mattioli Arena, Leicester)

19th to 25th
Xi’an Grand Prix
(Xi’an, China)

26th to 29th
– Wuhan Open qualifiers
– British Open qualifiers
(Mattioli Arena, Leicester)

30th to September 7th
Saudi Masters
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

12th to 22nd
English Open (including qualifiers)
(Brentwood Centre, Brentwood)

23rd to 29th
British Open
(The Centaur, Cheltenham)

28th to 30th
Northern Ireland Open qualifiers
(Ponds Forge, Sheffield)

1st to 3rd
International Championship qualifiers
(Ponds Forge, Sheffield)

6th to 12th
Wuhan Open
(Wuhan, China)

20th to 27th
Northern Ireland Open
(Waterfront Hall, Belfast)

28th to 30th
Scottish Open qualifiers
(Canon Medical Arena, Sheffield)

3rd to 10th
International Championship
(Tianjin, China)

11th to 17th
Champion of Champions
(Toughsheet Community Stadium, Bolton)

16th to 21st
UK Championship qualifiers
(Mattioli Arena, Leicester)

23rd to December 1st
UK Championship
(York Barbican, York)

4th to 7th
Shoot Out
(Mattioli Arena, Leicester)

9th to 15th
Scottish Open
(Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh)

16th to 22nd
– German Masters qualifiers
– World Open qualifiers
(Canon Medical Arena, Sheffield)

12th to 19th
The Masters
(Alexandra Palace, London)

27th to February 2nd
German Masters
(Tempodrom, Berlin)

10th to 16th
Welsh Open
(Venue Cymru, Llandudno)

World Open
(Yushan, China)

World Grand Prix

17th to 23rd
Players Championship
(Telford, England)

31st to April 6th
Tour Championship
(Manchester Central, Manchester)

7th to 16th
World Championship qualifiers
(EIS, Sheffield)

19th to May 5th
World Snooker Championship
(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield)

Featured photo credit: WST

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