World Women’s Snooker Rankings | British Open 2024

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The official world women’s rankings have been updated for the final time this season following victory for Ng On Yee at the Landywood British Open last weekend.

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 points from the 2022 Winchester Open have been removed and those earned at the 2024 British Open have been added.

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

No Change at the Top

It is ‘as you were’ at the top of the world rankings after the top three ranked players all matched their results from the 2022 Winchester Open at this weekend’s Landywood British Open.

This means that Mink Nutcharut retains a lead of 5,063 points to second placed Ng On Yee, with Reanne Evans a further 11,000 points back. With three ranking trophies collected during the campaign overall, Ng also tops the one-year ranking list with 41,750 points earned, ahead of two-title winner Mink on 38,875.

Gaining ground on the top three is England’s Rebecca Kenna, who having fallen at the quarter-final stage two years ago, improved to the semi-finals this weekend, ahead of Jamie Hunter and Mary Talbot.

Bai, Parker Move Up

There are two position changes inside the top ten as Bai Yulu climbs to a new career-high of number seven, with Emma Parker re-entering the group in 10th position ahead of Ploychompoo Laokiatphong.

Despite not being able to defend her title in Landywood, Bai moves ahead of Thailand’s Baipat Siripaporn, who lost one round earlier than at the corresponding event two years ago. This means that while Bai’s total remains the same after the reigning world champion did not compete in the 2022 event, she now has more total points than Siripaporn who drops 750 points.

For England’s Parker, she has successfully defended her points tally from two years ago by reaching the last 16, while Laokiatphong loses semi-final points from the 2022 Winchester event having not competed this year and falls to 11th.

Notable Movers

Outside of the top 10 the biggest movers include Hong Kong China’s Ho Yee Ki who gains two places to equal her career-high position of 12, while Challenge Cup winner Sophie Nix climbs to a new best of 24th position.

Hong Kong China’s Yee Ting Cheung returns to the top 30 following her second career quarter-final run, while the returning Katrina Wan and Hannah Jones continue to rise back up through the rankings to 38th and 44th positions respectively.

There is a new high for 13-year-old Ellise Scott who improves to 59th position having reached the last 16 for the first time in her career, while Canada’s Maryann McConnell is up to 62nd position following her first appearance in the UK for 29 years last weekend.

Nix, Davidson on Top

Scotland’s Sophie Nix has finished the season as Under-21 number one for the first time after she reached the final of the junior competition in Landywood last weekend.

Despite her defeat to Ellise Scott in the title match, her final run was enough to see her reclaim top spot from Bai Yulu and become number one for the second time this season.

Scott herself rises three places to number six following her breakthrough weekend at Landywood, while Laura Killington also climbs one place to fourth ahead of Natasha Chethan.

In the Seniors rankings there is no change at the top as Tessa Davidson remains the top ranked player over-40 following her latest triumph last weekend. The 55-year-old has now won 10 Seniors titles since her return to circuit in 2022 and has extended her advantage to second placed Mary Talbot, who did not compete in the tournament last weekend.

The WWS Tour will return next season with the US Open from 9-11 August 2024 at Ox Billiards, Seattle. Entry for the event will open soon.