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World Snooker rankings: The updated ranking list following the 2016 UK Championship

Liam Highfield rises from 106th to 81st in the World Snooker rankings (credit:Getty Images)

Liam Highfield is the biggest mover in the updated World Snooker Order of Merit following his fine run to the Last 16 of the UK Championship in York.

The Stoke-on-Trent cueist has risen 25 places from 106th to 81st following the conclusion of Snooker's second-most prestigious ranking event, in which he was just one frame away from a place in the quarter-finals.

Highfield produced brilliant fightbacks in the opening two rounds - recovering from 5-3 down to beat Thepchaiya Un-Nooh before overturning a 4-1 deficit to scrape past Wang Yuchen in another deciding frame.

He then hit back from 2-0 down with six frames on the spin to see off home favourite Peter Lines but, despite moving to the brink of victory at 5-4 up against Mark Williams, the 26-year-old was denied a first-ever ranking event quarter-final by the two-time UK champion, who eventually prevailed 6-5.

Birmingham's Mitchell Mann also enjoyed a decent leap up the rankings from 115th to 93rd after reaching the third round - the same stage that helped Londoner Michael Georgiou jump from 99th to 84th.

Meanwhile, rising star Oliver Lines moves from 61st to 53rd after beating Judd Trump on the way to reaching the Last 16 of the tournament - equalling his best performance in a ranking event.

Chinese prodigies Zhou Yuelong and Yan Bingtao continued their climb up the rankings, as Zhou rose to 40th after a run to the fourth round in York while Yan moved up to 70th.

Further up the rankings, there was no major movement in the top 16 with the most significant change seeing John Higgins go up to third and swap places with Trump.

World Snooker ranking list following the Betway UK Championship

1 Mark Selby £994,942
2 Stuart Bingham £518,929
3 John Higgins £456,808
4 Judd Trump £446,500
5 Ding Junhui £444,925
6 Shaun Murphy £444,267
7 Neil Robertson £365,292
8 Joe Perry £306,633
9 Mark Allen £294,592
10 Barry Hawkins £270,025
11 Liang Wenbo £267,667
12 Ronnie O'Sullivan £257,583
13 Ali Carter £254,325
14 Marco Fu £253,958
15 Mark Williams £242,975
16 Kyren Wilson £241,508
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17 Ricky Walden £213,092
18 Anthony McGill £192,625
19 Martin Gould £187,058
20 Dave Gilbert £186,417
21 Stephen Maguire £176,250
22 Mark King £175,050
23 Michael Holt £172,725
24 Michael White £170,675
25 Ryan Day £166,004
26 Luca Brecel £151,092
27 Ben Woollaston £146,892
28 Alan McManus £146,017
29 Matt Selt £142,300
30 Graeme Dott £129,558
31 Mark Davis £123,108
32 Thepchaiya Un Nooh £119,842
33 Jamie Jones £117,012
34 Robert Milkins £113,783
35 Jimmy Robertson £110,046
36 Tom Ford £107,558
37 Dominic Dale £106,683
38 Peter Ebdon £103,571
39 Gary Wilson £96,871
40 Zhou Yuelong £95,925
41 Kurt Maflin £93,579
42 Matthew Stevens £91,913
43 Mike Dunn £88,875
44 Fergal O'Brien £82,146
45 Mark Joyce  £78,912
46 Sam Baird £78,858
47 Andrew Higginson £74,200
48 Robbie Williams £73,567
49 David Grace £73,475
50 Jack Lisowski £72,746
51 Tian Pengfei £72,300
52 Xiao Guodong £67,542
53 Oliver Lines £67,454
54 Rory McLeod £66,271
55 Robin Hull £65,792
56 Li Hang £63,275
57 Stuart Carrington £62,617
58 Dechawat Poomjaeng £62,558
59 Rod Lawler £57,771
60 Yu Delu £55,025
61 Ken Doherty £54,150
62 Joe Swail £53,471
63 Ian Burns £48,646
64 Alfie Burden £48,350
65 Chris Wakelin £46,250
66 Daniel Wells £42,113
67 Jamie Burnett £40,608
68 Anthony Hamilton 40,525
69 Ross Muir £36,150
70 Yan Bingtao £36,100
71 Nigel Bond £35,275
72 Jamie Cope £32,625
73 Anda Zhang £32,000
74 Martin O'Donnell  £31,925
75 Noppon Saengkham £31,525
76 Rhys Clark £26,350
77 Scott Donaldson £24,525
78 Hossein Vafaei £23,625
79 John Astley £23,400
80 Mei Xiwen £22,713
81 Liam Highfield £22,225
82 James Wattana £21,000
83 Akani Songsermsawad £19,500
84 Michael Georgiou £18,738
85 Zhao Xintong £18,388
86 Sam Craigie £15,838
87 Paul Davison £15,750
88 Jak Jones £15,363
89 Zhang Yong £15,025
90 Lee Walker £14,925
91 Sean O'Sullivan £14,800
92 Duane Jones £14,588
93 Mitchell Mann £14,500
94 Allan Taylor £14,338
95 Hammad Miah £13,313
96 Wang Yuchen £13,000
97 Sanderson Lam £12,725
98 Eden Sharav £11,700
99 James Cahill £11,625
100 Darryl Hill £11,550
101 Hamza Akbar £9,600
102 Fraser Patrick £9,575
103 Aditya Mehta £9,500
104 Chuan Leong £8,500
105 Jimmy White £8,000
106 Kritsanut Lertsattayathorn £8,000
107 Adam Duffy £7,863
108 Syd Wilson £6,750
109 Michael Wild £6,625
110 Ian Preece £6,500
111 Elliot Slessor £6,338
112 Craig Steadman £6,025
113 Gareth Allen £5,300
114 Josh Boileau £4,813
115 Cao Yupeng £4,525
116 Kurt Dunham £3,025
117 Jamie Barrett £3,000
118 Chen Zhe £3,000
119 Fang Xiongman £2,525
120 Alex Borg £2,500
121 Jason Weston £2,100
122 David John £1,313
123 Christopher Keogan £1,050
124 Hatem Yassen £0
125 Igor Figueiredo £0
126 Itaro Santos £0
127 Boonyarit Kiattikul £0



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