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Rankings Update: Crucible Top 16

The top 16 players to go through to the Crucible next month for the Betfred World Championship, as it stands, are listed below.

Their seeding order could change at next week’s Cazoo Tour Championship.

Mark Selby
Ronnie O’Sullivan
Judd Trump
Neil Robertson
Kyren Wilson
John Higgins
Zhao Xintong
Mark Williams
Barry Hawkins
Shaun Murphy
Anthony McGill
Stuart Bingham
Jack Lisowski
Luca Brecel
Mark Allen
Yan Bingtao

All players outside the top 16 (click here for the full list) go into the qualifying rounds at the English Institute of Sport (April 4-13). The draw and format for the qualifying rounds will be released on Tuesday.

The eight-man line-up for the Cazoo Tour Championship is confirmed – click here for the match schedule. Kyren Wilson could have earned a spot in the field by winning the title in Gibraltar, but his defeat against Robert Milkins in the final meant that John Higgins clung on to the eighth and final place on the one-year ranking list . That event runs from Monday to next Sunday in Llandudno. And the hefty prize money is sure to impact on the seeding positions, going into the Crucible.

Cazoo Tour Championship prize money:
Winner: £150,000
Runner-up: £60,000
Semi-finals: £40,000
Quarter-finals: £20,000 (first round loser money counts towards rankings)
High break: £10,000
Total: £380,000

Click here to keep an eye on those seedings as next week’s event unfolds. What is certain is that Mark Selby will be number one seed as defending champion, and Ronnie O’Sullivan will be seeded second.

O’Sullivan will become the official world number one at the end of the Cazoo Tour Championship, as he is sure to go ahead of Selby whatever the results in Llandudno. The Rocket will take the number one spot for the fifth time in his career and first time since 2019.

Milkins won the first ranking title of his 27-year career in Gibraltar and he leaps 15 places up the two-year list to 28th.

Higgins finishes the 2021/22 BetVictor Series top of that ranking list and earns a huge £150,000 bonus – for more on that story click here.

Tickets for all of these events are on sale now – for details click here.