Neil Robertson has jumped into the top 16 of both the one year ranking list and official two-year list following his victory at the Dafabet Scottish Open.
Robertson won the 13th ranking title of his career, and first for 18 months, by beating Cao Yupeng 9-8 in the final in Glasgow. Having banked £70,000, the Australian leaps up from 23rd to 11th on the one year list.
China’s Cao reached the final of a ranking event for the first time in his career, and with £30,000 added to his tally he flies up from 25th to 17th, just £8,500 behind 16th-placed Martin Gould.
Losing semi-finalist Judd Trump remains third, behind Ronnie O’Sullivan and Luca Brecel, while John Higgins also lost in the semis and he’s up from ninth to seventh.
China’s Zhou Yuelong is currently in 32nd place, just £2,000 ahead of Ben Woollaston.
There are just two ranking events to go – the D88 German Masters and Coral Shoot Out – until the cut-off falls for the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix. 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 six players in the top 32 of the one year list who are outside the top 32 of the official two year list, and four players in the top 16 of the one year list who are outside the top 16 of the two-year list.
Robertson moves up from 20th to 15th on the two-year list though his jump back into the top 16 comes too late to earn him a place in next month’s Dafabet Masters, as the seeding cut-off came after the Betway UK Championship. However Robertson has boosted his hopes of an automatic place at the Betfred World Championship as he is now up to 13th in the race to the Crucible. Cao is up from 67th to 56th on the two-year list.
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