World Snooker ranking is not much different from the rating in other sports. In general, this is a method of ranking professional snooker players. Those players who are at the top of the rankings, as a rule, immediately placed in the final part of various competitions. But the players with a low rating are required to take place in the final round of the tournament through qualification. Thus, the higher-ranked player is of great importance and is considered to be more powerful.

However, scoring in the ranking snooker this is not easy and can put a screeching halt even the most ardent fans of the game. List of tournaments, for participation in which points are added (rated tournaments) are not always permanent. Points for participating in the tournament and it rounds also varies from year to year. Names of tournaments are also changing. As a rule, it all depends on the company sponsored the competition.

The rating system was introduced in order to determine the seeded players at the World Championship. This happened in 1976. The original version of the calculation only takes into account the results shown players rated over the past three years at the World Championships. Points are awarded according to the following system: five points for a win at the world championships, four - for the finals, three points for the semi-finals, two - for participation in the quarterfinals and one point awarded players who have passed the 1/8 finals. World Number One was Ray Reardon. He won the world title three consecutive years. At that time he had 15 rating points.

This system was used until the end of the season 1982 - 1983 years. But due to the increase in the number of the tournament, it was decided to count the results of all competitions. After a few years in the ranking calculation came in performances at tournaments «Grand Prix» (earlier «Professional Players tournament»), «UK Championship» and «British Open», «Lada Classic» and «Jameson International».

The system of counting of points continued to change nearly every year, also tournaments on the basis of which the rating paid off changed.

World Championship is the only tournament where points are doubled. At the «UK Championship» points is calculated as more than a normal tournament - by 1,5 times. This applies only to professional players who participate in the Main Tour.

Statistics on May 6, 2019
World ranking
Updated after the Scottish Open
є Name Sum
1 1196500
2 1166500
3 1028000
4 842500
5 795500
6 752225
7 677000
8
welsh Kyren Wilson
561225
9 409500
10 403500
11
england Jack Lisowski
398600
12 394000
13 390500
14 375000
15
belgium Luca Brecel
350600
16 346000
17 308000
18
welsh Ryan Day
295000
19 282000
20
england Gary Wilson
242600
21
china Yan Bingtao
236000
22 228500
23
scotland Anthony McGill
223000
24
england Jimmy Robertson
222725
25
china Xiao Guodong
203100
26
china Lu Haotian
190500
27
england Tom Ford
186225
28 178725
29
china Li Hang
176000
30 173600
31
china Zhou Yuelong
169500
32 169000
PTC Ranking 2015-2016
є Name Sum
1 26625
2 25275
3 23175
4 22200
4 22200
6 20550