The official world women’s rankings have been updated for the final time in 2022 after Mink Nutcharut claimed her third ranking title of the calendar year at the Eden Women’s Masters in London.
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 Eden Women’s Masters have been removed and those earned at the 2022 Eden Women’s Masters have been added.
Reanne Evans will finish the year ranked as number one, despite her semi-final defeat to Mink in Coulsdon which ended her unbeaten run since the start of the current season.
Combined with the removal of Evans’ ranking points from taking victory at the corresponding event in 2019, the result means that Ng On Yee has closed to exactly 5,000 points behind, with champion Mink Nutcharut a further 2,750 points back in what is developing into a thrilling three-way tussle at the top.
Having not competed at the event in 2019 due to injury, Daughtery had no points to defend at the event and therefore climbs four places to a new career-best of number seven by reaching the knockouts. Similarly, Talbot-Deegan, who rejoined the circuit in September 2021, also gained four positions to break into the world’s top 10.
The pair overtake Ploychompoo Laokiatphong and Maria Catalano – who were both defending semi-final points from the 2019 event – as well as Germany’s Diana Schuler (level on points with Catalano, but ahead on countback having achieved a better result at the Scottish Open) and Laura Evans.
With just 1,175 points separating five players from 7-11 positions, the lower half of the top 10 has become one of the most competitive sections of the world rankings and is set to be fiercely contested over the coming months.
Outside of the top ten, Tessa Davidson continues her so far inexorable rise up the rankings by rising five places to 13th, while there are new career-high positions for Siripaporn Nuanthakhamjan (15) and Zoe Killington (16). Jasmine Bolsover is also rewarded for her first quarter-final run since the 2015 Eden Masters with a six-place gain to 18th position.
There are also new career-best positions for players including Laura Killington (29), Sarah Dunn (32), Dalia Alska (33), Sophie Nix (35) and Chrissy Allwood (36).
The Under-21 and Seniors ranking lists have also been updated following the event, with top ranked duo Ploychompoo Laokiatphong and Tessa Davidson each adding to their totals following title wins in Coulsdon.
The most significant move in the junior rankings sees Scotland’s Sophie Nix rise one position to fourth, while Ellise Scott is a new entry in 11th following her debut at Frames.
There is a new number two in the Seniors rankings as Mary Talbot-Deegan climbs one position following her narrow defeat to Tessa Davidson.
Other risers inside of the top 10 include Annamaria Wilkins (+1), Sarah Dunn (+2), Marianne Williams (+3), Diana Schuler (+3) and Maureen Rowland (+4).
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