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.

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 holds the record for the most ranking titles with 36.[1][2]

List of winners[edit]

Following the 2017 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 2017 World Snooker Championship
Country Players Standard Minor[n 1] First title Last title
Total
 England 39 150 40 1977 2017
 Scotland 8 76 8 1987 2017
 Wales 7 30 3 1974 2015
 China 3 13 6 2005 2016
 Australia 1 12 4 2006 2016
 Republic of Ireland 2 7 0 1993 2006
 Northern Ireland 4 6 6 1982 2016
 Hong Kong 1 3 1 2007 2016
 Canada 2 3 0 1980 1990
 Thailand 1 3 0 1992 1995
 South Africa 1 1 0 1985 1985
 Malta 1 0 1 1993 1993

Ranking tournaments[edit]

As of the end of the 2016/17 there had been a total of 304 ranking events and a further 69 minor-ranking events.

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Current tournaments
Riga Masters M M R
Indian Open 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
Paul Hunter Classic M M M M M M R
Shanghai Masters R R R R R R R R R R
European Open R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
English Open R
International Championship R R R R R
Northern Ireland Open 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
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
German Masters R R R R R R R R R R
World Grand Prix 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
Shoot-Out R
Gibraltar Open M R
Players Championship R R R R R R R
China Open R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R
World Snooker 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
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
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


 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 carry 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 is 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. 

Sources[edit]

  • Turner, Chris. "Ranking Title Winners". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2011.