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RANKINGS UPDATE: ROBERTSON UP TO SIXTH

Neil Robertson has climbed 16 places on the one-year ranking list following his victory at the BetVictor European Masters.

Robertson had not previously been beyond the last 16 of a ranking event this season, but went all the way to the £80,000 top prize in Austria, thrashing Zhou Yuelong 9-0 in the final.

Australia’s Robertson flies up from 22nd to sixth on the one year list, boosting his hopes of qualifying for all three Coral Series events.

China’s Zhou reached his first ranking final, and despite the defeat, his £35,000 prize sees him jump from 33rd to 15th.

The race to make it to the Coral World Grand Prix concludes at this week’s BetVictor German Masters with 19 players currently outside the top 32 still in with a chance of earning a place in Cheltenham. 

Cut-off points for the Coral events are:

Coral World Grand Prix, Cheltenham, February 3-9. Top 32 on the one-year list after the BetVictor German Masters will qualify.

Coral Players Championship, Southport Waterfront, February 24 to March 1. Top 16 on the one-year list after the BetVictor Shoot Out.

Coral Tour Championship, Llandudno, March 17-22. Top eight on the one-year list after the BetVictor Gibraltar Open.

As it stands there are four players inside the top 16 of the one-year list who are outside the top 16 of the official two-year list: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Yan Bingtao, Joe Perry, and Zhou Yuelong

And three players inside the top eight of the one-year list who are outside the top eight of the official two-year list: Ding Junhui, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, and Yan Bingtao.

Robertson jumps to the top of the list in the new BetVictor European Series with £80,000. The other three events in the series are the BetVictor German Masters, BetVictor Shoot Out and BetVictor Gibraltar Open. The players earning the most money across these four events will earn a massive £150,000 bonus.

On the two year list, Robertson moves up from fifth to while Zhou jumps from 32nd to 25th. World number one Judd Trump remains well out in front, £428,750 ahead of Mark Williams.

 

Source: World Snooker