From the start of the 2023/24 season, World Women’s Snooker (WWS) will trial a modified ranking system with the aim of benefiting players across the globe.
WWS is committed to the delivery of an international tour, with the successful staging of ranking events in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania regions within the past 12 months representing a significant step forward for women’s snooker.
With the support of players across the world, more opportunities exist for female snooker players globally than ever before. It is also recognised that as the calendar expands, players are not able to attend every competition around the world.
Therefore, during the upcoming 2023/24 season, a system will be trialled which will see each player’s ranking to be comprised of their 14 best results during the current two-year cycle. Any points earned at a World Championship will be included at all times.
Example: Player A after the 2023 US Open has counting points from 15 events, including having played at the 2022 and 2023 World Championships. In this case, only her 14 best results (e.g. highest points) will count towards her world ranking at that time.
It is currently estimated that there will be a minimum of 17 counting events towards the ranking list by the end of the 2023/24 season (due to the planned increased in events from the limited calendar staged in 2021/22).
The revised system will ensure that players who do compete in all, or close to all of the competitions, have the incentive to do so, while allowing other players to miss a number of events without penalty.
The system will be reviewed at the end of the 2023/24 season.
Additionally, the following changes will come into effect from the start of the 2023/24 season: