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O’Sullivan Tops One-Year List

Ronnie O’Sullivan has jumped to the top of the one year ranking list after winning the Shanghai Masters.

O’Sullivan banked £150,000 by beating Judd Trump 10-3 in the final on Saturday. It was the 30th ranking title of his career and second within a month having won the English Open in October. He jumps from ninth to first on the one-year-list with a total of £242,000.

Trump won £75,000 and he’s up from seventh to fourth. Jack Lisowski reached the semi-finals of a ranking event for the first time and he’s up from 22nd to 13th.

This list will once again be used to determine the field for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix and Ladbrokes Players Championship later in the season. The top 32 on the one-year list after the Coral Shoot Out will qualify for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix in Preston (February 19-25) then the top 16 from the same list after the Gibraltar Open will qualify for the Ladbrokes Players Championship in Llandudno (March 19-25).

As it stands there are eight players in the top 32 of the one year list who are outside the top 32 of the official two year list, and six players in the top 16 of the one year list who are outside the top 16 of the two-year list.

Lisowski: career best run

O’Sullivan moves up from seventh to fourth on the two-year list while Trump goes ahead of Ding Junhui into second place, albeit a huge £774,225 behind leader Mark Selby. Lisowski is up 11 spots to 33rd.

The race to qualify for the Dafabet Masters is hotting up, with only this week’s Dafabet Northern Ireland Open and the Betway UK Championship to go before the top 16 seeds are known for Alexandra Palace. Neil Robertson and Ryan Day currently look to be contesting the 16th and last spot, though other players could come into the mix with a deep run in Belfast. To follow that race click here.

Tickets for all of the above events are on sale now, for details click here