World Women’s Rankings | Albanian Women’s Open 2024

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The official world women’s rankings have been updated once again after Ng On Yee claimed her second title of the season at the Albanian Women’s Open in Golem.

The WWS world rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis, with points earned during the 2023/24 season to replace those earned through the 2021/22 campaign. At this revision no points have been removed and those earned at the 2024 Albanian Open have been added.

The total rankings points of each player will be calculated from their best 14 results during the current counting period.

Ng Narrows the Gap

Maximum points for Ng On Yee in Albania after the Hong Kong China star earned her 19th career ranking title sees the world number two reduce her deficit to top ranked Mink Nutcharut at the latest rankings update.

Thailand’s Mink retains a healthy advantage with 9,563 points separating the pair, but interestingly Mink will be defending 10,000 points at the upcoming World Championship following her world title success in 2022, with Ng set to lose just 3,500 having lost to her in the quarter-finals at the event.

England’s Reanne Evans remains in third position having fallen to Ng at the last eight, with semi-finalist Rebecca Kenna having gained ground by progressing a round further in Albania.

Notable Movers

With no points to be removed at this cut-off from 2022, there are no changes of position inside of the world’s top 20, though China’s Bai Yulu has significantly closed the gap to the top ten following her run to the last four stage in Albania.

There is a new career-high position for quarter-finalist Anupama Ramachandran who rises six spots to 27th, while Natasha Chethan gains two to 32nd. So Man Yan of Hong Kong China is a significant mover as she climbs 14 places to 31st after she reached her first quarter-final since the 2023 Asia-Pacific Women’s Championship.

Nix Takes Top Spot

There is a new number one in the Under-21 rankings after Scotland’s Sophie Nix continued her strong season by reaching the final in Golem.

The 15-year-old defeated Mohitha R.T. of India to reach her third junior final, which is enough to ensure that she will overhaul friend and rival Zoe Killington by just 300 points to claim top spot for the first time.

Victory in the title match for China’s Bai Yulu sees the 20-year-old climb two positions to number three, while UK Championship Under-21 winner Natasha Chethan also moves up two places to fourth.

In the Seniors rankings Tessa Davidson remains in top spot, with a reduced lead after Mary Talbot took the title in Albania.

Having narrowly lost out to Davidson in the recent Belgian Open Seniors final, Talbot capitalised on her opponent’s absence last week to close the gap between the two to 16,650 points.

Behind the top two, Louise Foster moves up one place to seventh position, while Polish pair Ewelina Pislewska and Izabela Łącka climb to 9th and 11th respectively.

The WWS Tour will return with the 2024 World Championship which will be held in Dongguan, China, from 11-17 March 2024. Entry is currently open via WPBSA SnookerScores.