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The official world women’s rankings have been updated for the penultime time this season after Bai Yulu claimed a dramatic victory at the 2024 World Women’s Snooker Championship in Dongguan Changping, China.

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 World Championship have been removed and those earned at the 2024 World Championship have been added.

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

Top Seven Unchanged

Mink Nutcharaut remains at the head of the world ranking list despite her final defeat last weekend in China. The 2022 world champion was defending the maximum 10,000 points following her victory in Sheffield two years ago, but has successfully earned 7,000 points by reaching the title match once again.

Her lead has, however, been reduced, with beaten semi-finalist Ng On Yee having improved upon her quarter-final exit in 2022 to close the gap from 9,563 to 5,063 points.

Like Ng, third placed Reanne Evans has also gained points having bettered her 2022 result, but Rebecca Kenna and Jamie Hunter have both fallen back from the top three having fallen at the last 16 stage and not competed in China respectively.

England’s Mary Talbot remains in sixth position after the Eden Masters champion reached the quarter-final stage for the second time in her career, while 2023 world champion Baipat Siripaporn holds positon in seventh.

Bai Breaks Top 8

Newly crowned world champion Bai Yulu continues her ascent up the world ranking list after she gained a maximum 10,000 points following her pink ball victory against Mink Nutcharut.

The 20-year-old gains three positions to earn a top eight position for the first time, despite having only contested five of the 17 events that count towards the current world ranking list. Fewer than 1,000 points behind Talbot and Siripaporn ahead, Bai looks set to continue to gain further positions over the months to come.

Rounding out the top 10, England’s Tessa Davidson jumps one position to ninth – her highest since she returned to the Tour in 2022 – ahead of 10th placed Ploychompoo Laokiatphong on countback, with the pair level on 25,625 points apiece.

Notable Movers

Outside of the top 10 there are a number of notable position changes with big points on offer in Dongguan Changping to those who progressed deep into the tournament.

Among those to gain positions includes Hong Kong China’s Ho Yee Ki (14), while there are new career-high placings for Indian duo Anupama Ramachandran (16) and Amee Kamani (17), after the pair both reached the knockout rounds.

Mongolia’s Narantuya Bayarsaikhan – who defeated Kamani before losing to Ramachandran in the last 16 – is another big mover as she gains nine places to move to 21st, while So Man Yan returns to the top 30 in 28th.

Further down the rankings there is also a signficant jump for Hong Kong China’s Katrina Wan (54) who rises 90 positions after she reached the quarter-final stages for the first time since 2017.

Notable players to have lost positions include England’s Emma Parker, who drops outside of the top ten having fallen at the group stages and failed to defend the majority of the points she won by reaching the quarter-finals in 2022.

Wendy Jans also drops six places to 20th after the 2022 runner-up did not compete at this year’s event.

Bai Becomes Number 1

There is a new number one in the World Women’s Snooker Under-21 rankings after Bai Yulu captured the World Women’s Under-21 Championship title for the first time in Dongguan Changping.

With a maximum 10,000 points gained, the 20-year-old leapfrogs previous top two Sophie Nix and Zoe Killington to reach the summit of the junior list with titles won at the British Open, Albanian Open and now World Championship during the past 12 months.

Also on the move is 18-year-old Narucha Phoemphul after the Thai player reached the final for the first time to jump three positions to number six.

There is no change at the top of the Seniors rankings meanwhile, after number one ranked Tessa Davidson won the title for the second time to successfully defend the ranking points that she was due to lose following her victory at the same event in 2022.

Germany’s Diana Schuler moves up one positon to number three after she reached the semi-finals in China, while Hang Fang is a new entry at number 11 after she reached the final on debut in her homeland.

The WWS Tour will return with the 2024 British Open, which will be held at the Landywood Snooker Club, England, from 24-26 May 2024. Entry for the event will open soon.