Mark Williams - Back at world number-one, won an 18th ranking tournament in the inaugural German Masters and lost a tight UK final to John Higgins.
Mark Selby - Won PTC2 in the summer and comfortably qualified for the PTC finals where he made semi-finals, lost tight finals in Germany and China to Williams and Judd Trump, up to a career-high ranking of number 2.
Ding Junhui - Not quite reached the level of last season but a maiden Masters title (third major) along with victory in PTC5 helped him to a career-high 3 in the rankings.
John Higgins - A remarkable run of 26 wins in 27 ranking matches on his return from a ban, including an epic UK Championship final win and a third Welsh Open title in February.
Shaun Murphy - Maiden winner of the PTC Finals in Dublin after finishing 1st in the Order of Merit. Semi-finalist in the UK and China maintained his consistent level of form for another season.
Judd Trump - Started the season ranked 27 in the world, steady progress throughout the season (qualifying for 6 out of 7 venues) including EPTC1 victory saw him on the verge of the top-16 before a dramatic win in the China Open, beating Selby in a tight final. Now ranked 14 in the world and the youngest ranking winner since Ding 5 years ago.
Matthew Stevens - Dropped to a disappointing 25 in the world last season but has fought back into the top-16 again, qualified for the PTC Finals, quarter-finalist at Shanghai and Wales as a qualifier and won a dramatic final-framer to qualify for the Crucible. Also qualified for Premier League next year with Championship League win.
Martin Gould - First ranking quarter-final at the World Open was soon followed by a tough loss to Dominic Dale in PTC6, but Gould qualified for the PTC Finals where he was a surprise finalist to Murphy. Qualified for World Championships for a third time and hovering just outside the top-16.
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