Make or Break | Episode Five

Rankings Update: Early Lead For Gilbert

David Gilbert has established an early advantage in the race to qualify for the Cazoo Series thanks to his victory in the BetVictor Championship League.

Gilbert beat Mark Allen 3-1 in the final to land the first ranking title of his career, and the £33,000 prize puts him top of the 2021/22 season one-year ranking list.

The top 32 on that list will qualify for the Cazoo World Grand Prix in Coventry (December 13-19), then the top 16 go through to the Cazoo Players Championship in Wolverhampton (February 7-13) and only the top eight make it to the Cazoo Tour Championship in Llandudno (March 28 to April 3).

Last season, three players qualified for the World Grand Prix with a tally of £26,000, so Gilbert may have already done enough to book his spot in Coventry.

Allen is in second place with £23,000, followed by Ali Carter and Tom Ford on £11,000.

On the official two-year list, Gilbert is up from 23rd to 19th, while Allen moves from 12th to tenth.