End Of Season Rankings
Luca Brecel has finished the 2022/23 season in second place in the official world rankings following his victory at the Cazoo World Championship.
The 28-year-old from Belgium beat Mark Selby 18-15 in the final to earn the £500,000 top prize. Brecel started the season in 12th place and was tenth when he headed to the Crucible, but then jumped eight place to his highest ever position.
Ronnie O’Sullivan finished the campaign as world number one and has now been top dog in the rankings since April 2022. Despite reaching the final, Selby falls from second to fifth, as the money he won with victory at the 2021 World Championship drops off his tally.
After the best season of his career with three ranking titles to his name, Mark Allen finishes the season in third spot, 11 places higher than his starting position. Judd Trump completes the top four, followed by Selby, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy and Kyren Wilson.
The biggest climbers of the 2022/23 season include:
Si Jiahui. Started the season on zero points, finishes in 36th place. The 20-year-old rising star from China reached the European Masters quarter-finals last August, then went one better at the Crucible with an amazing run to the semis. That Sheffield run boosted him 44 places from 80th. Only 11 players won more money than Si in ranking events over the season, so with nothing to defend during the 2023/24 term he seems sure to rise much higher than 36th.
Ali Carter. Up eight places over the season from 20th to 12th, largely due to his BetVictor German Masters triumph
Robert Milkins. The BetVictor Welsh Open champion climbs from 27th to 13th.
Gary Wilson. Landed his first ranking title at the BetVictor Scottish Open and he’s up from 33rd to 15th.
Ryan Day. Enjoyed the best moment of his career with victory at the Cazoo British Open, and having started the season 28th, he’s now 16th.
Ding Junhui. A superb run to the final of the Cazoo UK Championship helped him jump from 32nd to 17th.
Chris Wakelin. The BetVictor Shoot Out champion is up 12 places to 31st.
Joe O’Connor. Lost out to Wilson in the Scottish final but he climbs from 47th to 33rd.
Pang Junxu. WST Classic runner-up leaps from 53rd to 35th.
Jak Jones. Started the season in 41st, dropped to 52nd by the time the Cazoo World Championship started, then his tremendous run to the quarter-finals lifted him to 37th.
Elliot Slessor. A run to the Crucible helped him climb from 60th to 49th.
Wu Yize. The 2021/22 Rookie of the Year continued to show promise and made it to the Crucible. Jumps from 84th to 51st.
Julien LeClercq. Showed his potential by reaching the BetVictor Shoot Out final. Started on zero points and now up to 80th.