The official WDBS rankings have been updated for the second time this season following the conclusion of The Cube UK Disability Snooker Championship last weekend.
The WDBS ranking system includes individual ranking lists for each of the main classification groups, with players earning points from based upon their finishing position at designated ranking tournaments.
The rankings operate on a rolling two-year basis, with points earned during 2021/22 to be removed during the course of this season. At this revision no points were removed and those earned at the 2023 UK Championship were added.
As was the case following the Irish Open in July, no points were removed following the UK Championship as the 2021/22 season did not start until October following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This means that once again there are no changes to the number one ranking across each of the eight classification groups, although there are nevertheless some interesting movements with players jostling for position early in the season.
Among the most significant movers is India’s Mahomed Abubaker, who is straight in at number four after he returned to the circuit for the first time since 2019 by claiming the Group 1/2 title.
In Group 4 the top eight remains unchanged, but former professional world number eight Dean Reynolds climbs six places to number nine having reached his fourth WDBS semi-final.
Belgium’s Gerdy Dupont is up to a new career-high position of number four in a tightly contested Group 5 behind runaway leader Mickey Chambers, while both Alan Reynolds and Leroy Williams consolidated their positions at the head of the Group 6A and 6B tables respectively. There is a notable rise for talented youngster Christopher Woodward, who rises from 21 to 12 after just his second tournament.
Ireland’s Dylan Rees is up to number two in the Group 7 rankings after he made it back to back titles to start the 2023/24 season, while Lewis Knowles also edges back ahead of Gary Taylor in Group 8, after he progressed one round further at Barratts.
The action continues with the German Open next month, following which ranking points earned at the 2021 Stockport Open and Hull Open tournaments will fall off the ranking list.