World Snooker Seedings 2015/16: Revision Five Round-Up

  • 14th December 2015
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It has only been a week since the previous seedings revision following the Betway UK Championship, but already the list has been updated again after Marco Fu’s victory at the Dafabet Gibraltar Open yesterday.

This new list will be used to determine the seedings for the 2016 Welsh Open.

Click here to view the final standings at the fifth mid-season seedings revision

Number 1

  • NO CHANGE

Although second placed Stuart Bingham was able to narrow the gap at the top slightly to £107,821 in Gibraltar, Mark Selby will remain at the head of snooker’s world rankings as we head into 2016.

He will however be seeded third for next year’s Welsh Open, with defending champion John Higgins installed as top seed and Bingham second by virtue of his status as reigning world champion.

The Top 16

IN

  • Michael White

OUT

  • Stephen Maguire

Having been nudged out of the world’s top 16 a week ago, Michael White has immediately rebounded with his run to the final in Gibraltar to break back into snooker’s elite bracket again.

Although it comes too late for him to qualify for the Dafabet Masters, the seeding cut-off for that event having coincided with last week’s Betway UK Championship, the Welshman is now guaranteed a top 16 seeding for his home tournament in Cardiff.

Dropping out is Scotland’s Stephen Maguire, who now finds himself at his lowest ranking since the 2004/5 season. On the bright side for Maguire however, he has less prize money to defend between now and the end of the season than any of the players ranked above him and so will be targeting a rise back up the list over the coming months.

17-32

  • NO CHANGE

Although Dominic Dale was able to close the gap to the top 32 with his quarter-final run in Gibraltar, as he remains £650 behind his compatriot Jamie Jones there is no change to the top 32 this week.

33-64

  • NO CHANGE

As above, there has been no change to the top 64, with Leeds duo Oliver Lines and David Grace, who had gone into Gibraltar ranked 63rd and 64th, both enjoying strong performances in snooker’s newest territory to improve to 61st and 63rd respectively.

The next seeding revision will come on the 8th February 2016 following the German Masters and you can view the latest provisional list here.