Snooker world rankings 1985/1986

Preceded by
1984/1985
1985/1986 Succeeded by
1986/1987

The professional world rankings for snooker players in the 1985–86 season are listed below.

The tournaments that counted towards these rankings were those which were open to all professional players over three seasons. These tournaments were the Jameson International Open 1982, 1983 and 1984; the Professional Players Tournament 1982 and 1983, and 1984 Rothmans Grand Prix; the 1984 UK Championship; the 1984 Lada Classic and 1985 Mercantile Credit Classic; the 1985 Dulux British Open; and the 1983, 1984 and 1985 Embassy World Championships. Steve Davis was ranked first of the 102 players included.[1]

Points tariffEdit

In additional to standard ranking points awarded as per the table below, a "merit" point was awarded for losers in the last 32 of the World Championship, and a half merit point awarded to losers in the last 32 of other ranking tournaments. No points were awarded to a player who did not win any matches in a given tournament. (For example, a top 16 player seeded into the last 32 of the world championship would not win any merit points if they lost their first match.)[1]

World Championship Other Ranking Tournaments
Champion 10 5
Runner-up 8 4
Losing semi-finalist 6 3
Losing Quarter-finalist 4 2
Last 16 Loser 2 1
Last 32 Loser 1 merit point 0.5 merit point

RankingsEdit

No. 1: Steve Davis
 
Born (1957-08-22) August 22, 1957 (age 63)
Sport country  England
Professional1978–2014
Highest ranking1
No. 2: Cliff Thorburn
 
Born (1948-01-16) January 16, 1948 (age 73)
Sport country  Canada
Professional1972–1996
Highest ranking1
No. 3: Tony Knowles
Born (1955-06-13) June 13, 1955 (age 65)
Sport country  England
Professional1980–1997
Highest ranking2
No.[1][2][3][4] Name Nationality
1 Steve Davis   England
2 Cliff Thorburn   Canada
3 Tony Knowles   England
4 Dennis Taylor   Northern Ireland
5 Kirk Stevens   Canada
6 Ray Reardon   Wales
7 Jimmy White   England
8 Terry Griffiths   Wales
9 Alex Higgins   Northern Ireland
10 Tony Meo   England
11 Willie Thorne   England
12 Eddie Charlton   Australia
13 Silvino Francisco   South Africa
14 David Taylor   England
15 Doug Mountjoy   Wales
16 Joe Johnson   England
17 Bill Werbeniuk   Canada
18 John Parrott   England
19 John Virgo   England
20 John Spencer   England
21 Eugene Hughes   Ireland
22 Cliff Wilson   Wales
23 Neal Foulds   England
24 Dean Reynolds   England
25 Mark Wildman   England
26 Murdo MacLeod   Scotland
27 Rex Williams   England
28 Mike Hallett   England
29 Dave Martin   England
30 Perrie Mans   South Africa
31 John Campbell   Australia
32 Dene O'Kane   New Zealand
33 Patsy Fagan   Ireland
34 Steve Newbury   Wales
35 Warren King   Australia
36 Graham Miles   England
37 Steve Longworth   England
38 Eddie Sinclair   Scotland
39 Marcel Gauvreau   Canada
40 Malcolm Bradley   England
41 George Scott   England
42 Mike Watterson   England
43 Mario Morra   Canada
44 Bob Chaperon   Canada
45 Colin Roscoe   Wales
46 Jim Donnelly   Scotland
47 Ian Williamson   England
48 Jim Meadowcroft   England
49 Wayne Jones   Wales
50 Tony Jones   England
51 Ray Edmonds   England
52 Jim Wych   Canada
53 Les Dodd   England
54 Mick Fisher   England
55 Danny Fowler   England
56 Fred Davis   England
57 Ian Black   Scotland
58 Tommy Murphy   Northern Ireland
59 Peter Francisco   South Africa
60 Paul Medati   England
61 Paddy Browne   Republic of Ireland
62 Robby Foldvari   Australia
63 Eddie McLaughlin   England
64 John Dunning   England
65 Vic Harris   England
66 Bob Harris   England
67 John Rea   Scotland
68 Tony Chappel   Wales
69 Jack McLaughlin   Northern Ireland
70 Steve Duggan   England
71 Billy Kelly   England
72 Frank Jonik   Canada
73 Clive Everton   Wales
74 Jack Fitzmaurice   England
75 Paddy Morgan   Australia
76 Jackie Rea   Northern Ireland
77 Gino Rigitano   Canada
78 Geoff Foulds   England
79 Dave Chalmers   England
80 Jimmy van Rensberg   South Africa
81 Matt Gibson   Scotland
82 Bernie Mikkelsen   Canada
83 Mike Hines   South Africa
84 Ian Anderson   Australia
85 Bill Oliver   England
86 Pascal Burke   Ireland
87 Joe Cagianello   Canada
88 Dennis Hughes   England
89 Graham Cripsey   England
90 Anthony Kearney   Ireland
91 Maurice Parkin   England
92 Bert Demarco   Scotland
93 Paul Watchorn   Ireland
94 Bernard Bennett   England
95 Derek Mienie   South Africa
96 David Greaves   England
97 Mike Darrington   England
98 Leon Heywood   Australia
99 Dessie Sheehan   Ireland
100 Roger Bales   England
101 James Giannaros   Australia
102 John Hargreaves   England

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Everton, Clive (1985). Guinness Snooker – The Records. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 14–15. ISBN 0851124488.
  2. ^ Turner, Chris. "Historical World Rankings 1975/76 to 1989/90". cajt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk. Chris Turner's Snooker Archive. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Ranking History". Snooker.org. Retrieved 6 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.