The official world women’s rankings have been updated for the third time this season following Ng On Yee’s landmark second victory at the Australian Women’s Open on Tuesday.
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 2023 Australian 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 On Yee is back up to second following her return to the winner’s circle at the Australian Open in Sydney. Having been overtaken by Reanne Evans, after her English rival captured the UK Championship for a record 12th time last month, the pair again swap places heading to the final tournament of 2023 next month.
Ahead of both, Thailand’s Mink Nutcharut has consolidated her position at the top of the world ranking list following her semi-final run and now holds a lead of 4,313 points to Ng.
For Meldrum the move represents a gain of four places following her quarter-final run at Mounties, while Woods rises 10 places following her semi-final appearance to equal her previous career-best position previously attained in 2016.
Close behind there is also a significant move for tournament runner-up Amee Kamani, who has jumped from 58th position to a new career-high of 25th from just three completed tournaments this year.
Finally, there are new best positions for players including Louise Foster (36), Carlie Tait (52), Christine Firth (60), Agnes Kimura (76), Maria Paul-Bennett (77) and tournament debutant Yuk Fan Lau (85).
The 2023/24 WWS season continues with the Eden Women’s Masters from 17-19 November 2023. Enter online now via WPBSA SnookerScores.