The ratings will be updated after every tournament, with the change to each player's rating based on the score in every match they played as well as the strength of the opposition faced. For the lower-ranked players in particular I would suggest that it is a far better guide to their ability than the world rankings.
No real surprises at the top of the ratings - Selby, O'Sullivan, Higgins & Robertson are the Top 4. Quite a lot of variation further down though with Xiao Guodong rated 23th, Jack Lisowski 25th and Michael White 30th. Stephen Hendry is down in 46th alongside the likes of Steve Davis, Ken Doherty & Jimmy White. Jamie Cope was the biggest surprise for me - down in 60th place after a poor run over the last year.
I'm hoping to be able to include charts to show how the ratings of different players have changed over the last few years - might take me a bit of time to set up though. With the ratings changing after every tournament it should provide a more informative picture than the world rankings.
There's further information on my website. Please let me know if my explanation of the system isn't clear enough or if you'd like more details.
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