The prize money rankings schedule for the 2015/16 World Snooker Tour is now available, as well as the list of seeding cut-off points.
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O’Sullivan Tops Two Year Earnings List
Seven players on the World Snooker Tour have made over £600,000 over the past two seasons in total earnings.
The list below shows total prize money over the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons, including money earned in invitation events (such as the Masters) as well as high break and 147 prizes. This is different to the world ranking list, which only counts money earned in ranking events, Asian Tour and European Tour events.
O’Sullivan has earned over £1m on the table over the past two seasons
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the only player to have earned over £1 million over the past two years. The Rocket has won the Masters, UK Championship, Welsh Open and Champion of Champions twice over that period, though a sixth World title has eluded him.
Mark Selby, the official world number one, has earned just under £1 million, helped by his 2014 World Championship triumph.
Neil Robertson is third on the list, followed by Stuart Bingham, whose victory at the Crucible earlier this month boosted his earnings by £300,000.
Players to have earned over £600,000 over the past two seasons:
Ronnie O’Sullivan £1,021,066
Mark Selby £969,998
Neil Robertson £822,978
Stuart Bingham £779,035
Shaun Murphy £752,589
Ding Junhui £657,600
Judd Trump £644,119
In all, 35 players earned over £50,000 in 2013/14, while 39 players achieved the same in 2014/15.
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It was noted that due to factors including the World Open being replaced by the World Grand Prix, increases in prize money haven’t filtered down to some of the players lower down the rankings and so World Snooker, in conjunction with The WPBSA, are proud to announce an increase in prize money of over £300,000 for the following events:
Australian Goldfields Open – increase of $21,600 which equates to roughly £11,000
Shanghai Masters – increase of £15,200
International Championship – increase of £32,000
UK Championship – increase of £32,000
German Masters – increase of €32,000 which equates to roughly £23,680
Welsh Open – increase of £24,000
China Open – increase of £32,000
World Championship – increase of £136,100
Of these increases over £150,000 will be added to second round losers, over £40,000 to third round losers and over £113,000 to the remainder of the rounds.