The latest WLBS world rankings have now been updated for a fourth time this season following victory for Maria Catalano at the 2017 Connie Gough Trophy in Dunstable last weekend.
The WLBS world rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis, with points earned during the 2014/15 season to be removed as this season progresses. Following the Connie Gough Trophy, points from the 2015 Connie Gough Trophy have been removed in accordance with the already published points drop-off dates.
Despite her semi-final defeat to Rebecca Granger, Reanne Evans retains a comfortable lead of 15,300 points at the top of the rankings to second placed Ng On Yee, who did not compete at the weekend.
Connie Gough champion Maria Catalano remains in third place, but has extended her lead to fourth place from just 1,350 points to a more comfortable 4,650. With no points to defend at next month’s World Championship having not competed in the event in 2015, Catalano will now be looking to close the gap to second placed Ng On Yee in Singapore.
For runner-up Granger, a rise of two places to a career-high position of 12th and with no prize money to ‘defend’ from her total over the next 12 months, it looks to be only a matter of time before she climbs up into the top 10.
It was a good week too for Welsh number one Laura Evans, who breaks into the world’s top four for the first time following her run to the semi-finals in Dunstable.
Further down the list Emma Bonney rises two places to 18th having reached the quarter-finals on her first appearance of the season in a WLBS event, while the youngsters Shannon Metcalf, Jeong Min Park, Aimee Benn and under-21 winner Lily Dobson have all gained positions.
Challenge Cup winner Emma Parker is a new entry on the list at 57th following her first event during the current two-year counting period, while runner-up Heidi De Gruchy is up to a career-high 40th position.
The updated ranking list will be used to determine the seedings for the Eden World Women’s Snooker Championship which will take place on 13-19 March 2017 from the Lagoon Billiard Room, Singapore.
Photo courtesy of Monique Limbos.