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Provisional 1999/2000 Embassy World Rankings

(1998/99 Season Start)

W=World ranking; players are English unless stated; comments below


These rankings are unofficial as I have calculated them myself
Rk Name Nat W Points
1. John Higgins Scotland 1 27,835
2. Ronnie O'Sullivan
3 21,105
3. Stephen Hendry Scotland 2 16,790
4. John Parrott
6 15,335
5. Ken Doherty Ireland 4 15,095
6. Stephen Lee
9 12,880
7. Mark Williams Wales 5 11,335
8. Mark King
16 10,950
9. Jimmy White
18 10,810
10. Anthony Hamilton
11 10,760
11. Alan McManus Scotland 8 10,755
12. Peter Ebdon
7 10,340
13. Matthew Stevens Wales 26 10,280
14. Dominic Dale Wales 23 9,912
15. Paul Hunter
24 9,715
16. Tony Drago Malta 10 9,305

17. Steve Davis
14 9,175
18. Fergal O'Brien Ireland 20 9,095
19. Dave Harold
19 8,562
20. Chris Small Scotland 25 8,555
21. Gary Wilkinson
17 8,460
22. James Wattana Thailand 15 8,365
23. Andy Hicks
21 8,277
24. Nigel Bond
13 8,150
25. Darren Morgan Wales 22 7,885
26. Neal Foulds
34 7,775
27. Terry Murphy N.Ireland 29 7,492
28. Jason Ferguson
35 7,472
29. Martin Clark
28 7,395
30. Jamie Burnett Scotland 31 7,317
31. Quinten Hann Australia 45 7,287
32. Graeme Dott Scotland 30 6,870

33. Peter Lines
53 6,807
34. Joe Swail N.Ireland 36 6,742
35. David Gray
61 6,662
36. Brian Morgan
27 6,605
37. Billy Snaddon Scotland 32 6,515
38. Jason Prince N.Ireland 39 6,482
39. Mick Price
33 6,395
40. Steve James
37 6,355
41. Gary Ponting
75 6,260
42. Ian McCulloch
60 6,205

Joe Perry
74 6,205
44. Marcus Campbell Scotland 73 6,155

Bradley Jones
44 6,155
46. Gerard Greene
59 5,882
47. John Read
70 5,872
48. Alain Robidoux Canada 12 5,790
49. Euan Henderson Scotland 38 5,777
50. Shokat Ali Pakistan 49 5,752
51. Alfie Burden
77 5,727

Lee Walker Wales 50 5,727
53. Paul Wykes
62 5,707
54. Chris Scanlon
67 5,657
55. Rod Lawler
40 5,640
56. Stuart Pettman
76 5,615
57. Drew Henry Scotland 43 5,610
58. David Roe
48 5,430
59. Martin Dziewialtowski Scotland 83 5,322
60. Matthew Couch
78 5,280
61. Karl Burrows
69 5,215
62. Sean Storey
72 5,212
63. Tony Jones
63 5,210
64. Paul Davies Wales 41 5,207

65. Dean Reynolds
54 5,162
66. Wayne Brown
80 5,120
67. Joe Johnson
55 5,050

Stefan Mazrocis
65 5,050

Nick Walker
71 5,050
70. Jonathan Birch
42 4,932
71. Steve Judd
79 4,835
72. Tony Chappel Wales 47 4,832
73. Nicholas Pearce
64 4,720
74. Mark Bennett Wales 66 4,717
75. Troy Shaw
88 4,712
76. Michael Judge Ireland 58 4,682
77. Stephen O'Connor Ireland 86 4,617
78. Mark Gray
92 4,552
79. Dene O'Kane New Zealand 57 4,502
80. Karl Broughton
46 4,432

Willie Thorne
51 4,432
82. Anthony Davies Wales 85 4,340

Leigh Griffin
93 4,340
84. Dennis Taylor N.Ireland 52 4,222
85. Wayne Jones Wales 82 4,217
86. Mark Davis
56 4,122

Dave Finbow
68 4,122

Peter McCullagh
95 4,122
89. Ian Brumby
90 4,057

Jamie Woodman
84 4,057
91. Craig MacGillivray Scotland 96 3,842

Karl Payne
91 3,842
93. John Lardner Scotland 94 3,775
94. Lee Richardson
89 3,657
95. Darren Clarke
87 3,562
96. Jimmy Michie
81 3,282





Comments

John Higgins starts the season with a 6,730 points lead over Ronnie O'Sullivan, with Stephen Hendry provisionally third.

Jimmy White, following his heroics at Sheffield will start from ninth. Matthew Stevens, 1/4 finalist on his Crucible debut moves up to 13th and his near neighbour Dominic Dale will be 14th. Steven's stablemate Paul Hunter starts at 15th.

To accommodate the "high fliers" some players are sliding down the slippery pole in the wrong direction.

Steve Davis slips to provisional 17. Thailand hero James Wattana is at 22 and Canadian Alain Robidoux, who endured a nightmare season plummets to 48th.

Welshman Darren Morgan has slipped to 25th and whether he can recover his former Top 8 position will depend, to a great extent on how well he recovers from an horrendous car smash in July, which left him in hospital with a dislocated hip.

Some other familier faces bowing to the inevitable march of time include Dennis Taylor down to 84, Willie Thorne at 81, Dean Reynolds down to 65 and 1986 World Champ Joe Johnson drops to 67.

World Ladies Number One - Karen Corr shows up at a provisional 166, up from a start position of 336.

Some of last season's success stories have made an impact: Martin Dziewialtowski is up to 59th. Marcus Campbell jumps to 44. Alfied Burden comes into the top 64 at 51, as does Matthew Couch at 60.

The growth in quality overseas players shows clearly with Aussie Quientan Hann up to 31. Björn Haneveer moves up 59 places to 100. Marco Fu the World Amateur Champions vaults to a provisional 106 from his start of 377. Belgium's Mario Geudens is up to 137 from 200 and Mario Wehrmann moves to 159 from 236.

Janie Watkins (janiew@lineone.net).
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