List of snooker players by number of ranking titles

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This is a list of professional snooker players ordered by the number of "ranking titles" they have won. A ranking title is a tournament which counts towards the snooker world rankings. World rankings were introduced in 1976/77, initially based on the results from the previous three World Championships. The first ranking event was thus the 1974 World Championship, won by Ray Reardon.

Until 1982 the World Championship was the only ranking event. In the 1982/1983 season, two more ranking events were added to the snooker calendar: the International Open and the Professional Players Tournament. In 1984, the UK Championship, initially a non-ranking tournament, became a ranking event for the first time. Over the years more ranking tournaments were established. In the 2018/2019 season there were twenty events worth ranking points.

In 1992/93 and from the 2010/11 to the 2015/16 season there were a number of tournaments which contribute to the world rankings but at a lower rate than standard ranking tournaments. Wins in these tournaments are referred to as "minor-ranking titles". All the minor-ranking tournaments from 2010 to 2016 were part of the Players Tour Championship.

Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan jointly hold the record for the most ranking titles with 36.[1][2]

List of winners[edit]

Following the 2019 World Snooker Championship
  Players currently not on the World Snooker Main Tour.


Name Total
(standard)
Total
(minor)[n 1]

Ranking title winners by country[edit]

Following the 2019 World Snooker Championship
Country Players Standard Minor[n 1] First title Latest title
Total
 England 41 171 40 1977 2019
 Scotland 8 78 8 1987 2018
 Wales 8 37 3 1974 2018
 Australia 1 16 4 2006 2019
 China 3 14 6 2005 2017
 Northern Ireland 4 8 6 1982 2018
 Ireland 2 7 0 1993 2006
 Thailand 2 4 0 1992 2019
 Hong Kong 1 3 1 2007 2016
 Canada 2 3 0 1980 1990
 South Africa 1 1 0 1985 1985
 Belgium 1 1 0 2017 2017
 Cyprus 1 1 0 2018 2018
 Malta 1 0 1 1993 1993
14 countries 76 344 69 1974 2019

Ranking tournaments[edit]

As of the end of the 2018/19 season there have been a total of 344 ranking events and a further 69 minor-ranking events. Minor-ranking events have not been played since the 2015/2016 season.

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Current tournaments
Riga Masters M M R R R
World Open R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Paul Hunter Classic M M M M M M R R R
China Championship R R
European Masters R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
English Open R R R
International Championship R R R R R R R
Northern Ireland Open R R R
UK Championship R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Scottish Open[n 2] R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R M R R R
German Masters R R R R R R R R R R R R
World Grand Prix R R R R
Welsh Open R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Shoot-Out R R R
Indian Open R R R R R
Players Championship R R R R R R R R R
Gibraltar Open M R R R
Tour Championship R
China Open R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
World Championship R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Former tournaments
Alex Higgins International Trophy[n 3] M
Antwerp Open[n 3] M M M
Australian Goldfields Open R R R R R R
Bahrain Championship R
Benson & Hedges Championship M
Bluebell Wood Open[n 3] M
British Open R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Brugge Open[n 3] M
Bulgarian Open[n 4] M M M M
Canadian Masters R
Classic R R R R R R R R R
Dongguan Open[n 3] M
Dubai Classic R R R R R R R R
FFB Open[n 3] M M
Gdynia Open[n 4] M M M M
Haining Open[n 4] M M
Irish Masters R R R
Kay Suzanne Memorial Cup[n 3] M M M
Lisbon Open[n 3] M
Malta Grand Prix R
MIUS Cup[n 3] M
Northern Ireland Trophy R R R
PTC events (unnamed)[n 3] 6M 6M 3M
Prague Classic[n 3] M
Rotterdam Open[n 3] M
Ruhr Championship[n 3] M
Ruhr Open[n 4] M M M
Russelsheim Cup[n 3] M
Shanghai Masters R R R R R R R R R R R
Strachan Open[n 5] R 3M
Thailand Masters R R R R R R R R R R R R R
Warsaw Classic[n 3] M
Wuxi Classic R R R
Xuzhou Open[n 3] M
Yixing Open[n 3] M M M
Zhangjiagang Open[n 3] M M
Zhengzhou Open[n 3] M M
Ranking events 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 6 6 6 6 8 10 8 10 9 9 9 10 10 8 9 9 8 9 8 8 8 6 7 7 8 6 8 9 11 12 11 10 19 20 20
Minor-ranking events 4 12 12 13 12 9 7


 R: Ranking tournament
 M: Minor-ranking tournament[n 1]
 Tournament was either not held or carried no ranking points.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj Minor events carried ranking points at less than the standard tariff.
  2. ^ In the 2012/2013 season the event was part of the minor-ranking Players Tour Championship series.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Event was part of the minor-ranking Players Tour Championship series.
  4. ^ a b c d Event was part of the minor-ranking Players Tour Championship series.
  5. ^ In the 1992/1993 there were three minor events in the same season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snooker Stats – Ranking Titles". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. Archived from the original on 27 June 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Snooker Stats". worldsnooker.com. World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association. 5 December 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2014.

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