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The latest world ranking: Ding Junhui is 12th with 3.4 million, O'Sullivan is 1st with 10.32 million, and Zhou Yuelong is 22nd

author:All-round sports willow

On December 4, Beijing time, the 2023 Snooker British Championship came to an end. In the final, Ding Junhui, the three-time British Championship champion, lost to "Rocket" Ronnie O'Sullivan 7-10 and missed the championship. In the latest world rankings, Ding Junhui rose to 12th place with 3.4 million yuan in bonus points, O'Sullivan continued to rank first with 10.32 million yuan in bonus points, Zhang Anda 13, and Zhou Yuelong 22.

The latest world ranking: Ding Junhui is 12th with 3.4 million, O'Sullivan is 1st with 10.32 million, and Zhou Yuelong is 22nd

The Snooker British Championship is one of the three major snooker events and the oldest important snooker event, with a prize of up to 2.2 million yuan. With his excellent performance in the British Championships, Ding Junhui returned to the TOP16, and Zhou Yuelong, who reached the top 8 in this competition, rose from Zhou Yuelong, who ranked 26th in the world.

In the 1/8 finals, Zhou Yuelong faced 4-time World Champion Higgins. Higgins' first-round opponent is Joe O'Connor, ranked 38th in the world, who qualified for the main draw with a two-round qualifying victory. O'Connor played very well against Maguire in the qualifying round, and in the first game, O'Connor scored 76 points in a single stroke, 76-17 to take the lead and lead 1-0.

In the second game, O'Connor won another game 82-41 through several hands, leading 2-0. In the third game, Maguire's hand was still cold, and O'Connor scored 68 points in a single stroke, 72-0 to clean up Maguire, and the score advantage expanded to 3-0.

The latest world ranking: Ding Junhui is 12th with 3.4 million, O'Sullivan is 1st with 10.32 million, and Zhou Yuelong is 22nd
The latest world ranking: Ding Junhui is 12th with 3.4 million, O'Sullivan is 1st with 10.32 million, and Zhou Yuelong is 22nd

In the fourth game, O'Connor continued to exert his strength, and he won with a single stroke of 54 points, winning another game 61-12, and the score advantage was further expanded to 4-0. In the fifth game, after a short break, Maguire finally made a gain, he scored 72 points in a single stroke, 88-4 to pull back a game, and the score was 1-4.

In the sixth game, O'Connor took the lead to score at the beginning, and broke off after 14-0, Maguire scored 119 points in a single stroke, 119-14 and another game, and the score was 2-4. After that, O'Connor made a strong effort and won 6-3 to advance.

The latest world ranking: Ding Junhui is 12th with 3.4 million, O'Sullivan is 1st with 10.32 million, and Zhou Yuelong is 22nd
The latest world ranking: Ding Junhui is 12th with 3.4 million, O'Sullivan is 1st with 10.32 million, and Zhou Yuelong is 22nd

But in the first round of the main event, O'Connor lost 3-6 to Higgins. In the 1/8 finals, Higgins faced Zhou Yuelong and missed the quarterfinals 3-6. In the 1/4 finals, although Zhou Yuelong lost to O'Sullivan 5-6, his overall performance was remarkable. His world ranking rose to No. 22, Zhang Anda rose to No. 13, and Ding Junhui rose to No. 12.

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