With just the Crucible stages of the Cazoo World Championship to be completed, below we take a look at the top 10 players who have earned more prize money so far during the 2022/23 season, than during the previous campaign.
The Top 10
All figures prior to the start of the venue stages of the 2023 World Championship:
- Mark Allen £550,500 (+£340,500)
- Shaun Murphy £390,000 (+£334,500)
- Mark Selby £255,500 (+£161,500)
- Ryan Day £199,000 (+£152,500)
- Ali Carter £223,500 (+£137,000)
- Ding Junhui £180,500 (+£117,500)
- Robert Milkins £177,500 (+£99,500)
- Kyren Wilson £239,000 (+£81,000)
- Pang Junxu £103,500 (+£73,500)
- Joe O’Connor £105,000 (+£69,000)
Unsurprisingly, it is Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen who sits top of the tree with over half a million pounds earned so far this season at ranking events and three titles already secured. Headlined by his victory at the UK Championship, which bagged him the top prize of £250,000, Allen has already improved upon his 2021/22 points haul by £340,500.
He is closely followed by Players and Tour Championship winner Shaun Murphy, who despite not earning as much as Allen prior to the Crucible, has experienced a similar gain having won just £55,500 last term. It is a similar story for four-time king of the world Mark Selby, who has improved upon last season’s total of £98,000 by securing £255,500 following his victories at the English Open and WST Classic.
The next players in the list are dominated by title winners, including British Open champions Ryan Day, German Masters winner Ali Carter, Welsh Open champion Robert Milkins and European Masters winner Kyren Wilson, with only Milkins having also won a title last season.
Three players who have reached the top ten – despite not having lifted ranking event silverware so far this term – are Ding Junhui, Pang Junxu and Joe O’Connor. Like many others in the above list, Ding earned a relatively low amount during the 2021/22 season with just £63,000 banked, but thanks in part to his final run at the UK Championship has already secured £180,500 this term.
Both Pang and O’Connor have made significant breakthroughs on the circuit this season, each having reached their maiden ranking event finals at the WST Classic and Scottish Open tournaments respectively.
View the latest provisional end of season rankings during the course of the next two weeks to see if there will be any significant changes during the conclusion of the Cazoo World Championship.