O ‘Sullivan tops world number one Yan Bingtao returns to top 16 Ding Junhui 29th


The 2021 Snooker Tour championship came to an end on April 4, Beijing time, with Robertson beating Higgins 10-9 to win the title.The new world rankings saw O ‘Sullivan leapfrog Selby and return to the top at the grand old age of 46.Selby finished second, with Robertson leapfrogged Trump to third.Among The Chinese players, Zhao Xintong remained in seventh place, Yan Bingtao rose to 16th and Ding Junhui was 29th.At the age of 46 years and four months, O ‘Sullivan climbed back to the top of the world rankings with 1,036,000 pounds, despite losing in the semi-finals of the Tour championship.Selby, who has been out of form recently, failed to qualify for the Tour championship, dropping to second with 984,500 pounds.Robertson, who recently enjoyed a surge of form to defend his tour championship title, moved up to third place with 922,000 pounds after earning 150,000 pounds.Tour championship round Donald Trump dropped to fourth with 859,500 pounds.Karen Wilson, who joined Selby out of the tour championship, was fifth with 589,000 pounds.Higgins lost his fourth ranking final of the season, taking £60,000 to place sixth at £467,000.Mark Williams, who lost the opening match of the Tour championship 9-10 to O ‘Sullivan, is eighth with 373,500 pounds after matching Chu’s 20,000 pounds.Hawkins came in ninth with £339,000 and Murphy tenth with £316,000.Brecel, who reached the last four of the Tour Championship, took home £40,000 and moved up to £297,000 to 11th.Bingham is 12th with £276,000, McGill is 13th with £272,500, Lisowski is 14th with £265,500 and Mark Allen drops to 15th with £256,500.Yan bingtao rose to 16th with 233,000 pounds despite missing out on the tour championship.Zhou yuelong ranked 25th with 149,000 pounds and Ding Junhui 29th with 138,500 pounds.Liang Wenbo, who was temporarily suspended because of the violence, was 32nd with 121,000 pounds.Lu Ning and Fan Zhengyi, the previous European Masters champion, ranked 33rd and 35th with 119,000 pounds and 113,000 pounds respectively.Source: CCTV.com

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