Ali Carter jumps to second place in world rankings

19:01:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

Following his victory at the Roewe Shanghai Masters Ali Carter is up to second place in the world rankings.

After claiming his second career ranking title with a 10-7 victory over Jamie Burnett in the final yesterday the 110sport potter is behind only John Higgins, who is banned until November.

"I just want to win as many titles as I can in my career," said Carter.
"If you keep getting to the business end of tournaments then you will have chances to win them and that's what I've done. It wasn't the best match, but those are the ones where winning is what matters."

Following his run to the final Jamie Burnett jumps eight places in the rankings to 29th and defeated semi-finalists Mark Selby and Jamie Cope now stand ninth and 13th respectively.

As one of the innovations on the World Snooker Tour this season, the rankings now work as a two-year rolling list, so the points for the 2008 Northern Ireland Trophy and Roewe Shanghai Masters have been removed.
After the World Open in Glasgow, which runs from September 18 to 26, the points for the 2008 Grand Prix will be removed, then after the EPTC event in Belgium from September 30 to October 3, the seeding list will be updated.

The top 16 players at that cut-off point will qualify automatically for the televised stages of the UK Championship in Telford in December and the prestigious Masters at Wembley Arena in January.