The official world women’s rankings have been updated for the second time this season following a maiden ranking title success for England’s Jamie Hunter at the US Open last month.
The WWS world rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis (excluding the 2020/21 season which did not take place). At this revision the points from the 2019 UK Championship have been removed and those earned at the 2022 US Open have been added.
Reanne Evans remains at the top of the world rankings following the action in Seattle, but has seen her lead at the top reduced with closest chasers Ng On Yee and Mink Nutcharut having narrowed the gap.
This is because following the expiration of the points earned at the 2019 UK Championship, Evans has lost 7,500 points from her win at that event, while the totals of both Ng and Nutcharut remained unchanged as they did not play in that tournament three years ago.
In fact, the three-way tussle at the top of the rankings is set to be an exciting theme to follow over the rest of the season, with each of the players having significant points to defend at different stages of the season.
The biggest mover inside of the top 10 is Jamie Hunter, who following her maiden ranking event title success on the Tour is up to a new career-high position of number six.
Hunter’s rise follows a successful first year on the circuit, with highlights including a breakthrough semi-final run at the World Women’s Snooker Championship back in February, as well as a further four quarter-final appearances prior to her victory in the United States.
There are also notable gains for Germany’s Diana Schuler, who equals her career-high ranking of number eight after she reached her first ranking event quarter-final in Seattle, as well as Mary Talbot-Deegan, who jumps seven places to 14th by reaching the semi-finals for the first time.
The ranking list grows to 177 with the addition of 10 players who competed on the Tour for the first time in Seattle.
The Under-21 and Seniors ranking lists have also been updated following the event, as points from the 2019 UK Championship were removed from both lists following the event.
The World Women’s Snooker Tour continues with the Australian Women’s Snooker Open from 1-4 October 2022. Enter online HERE.