Updated rankings have been produced by Dave Hebden following the University Singles & Doubles held in November, and the recently held National Singles finals with its five regional qualifying competitions.
National Singles champion Will Ellison strengthens his lead at the top of the Singles, whilst runner-up Dan Grant closes the gap on No. 2 Dan Tristao. John Minta also closes on Matt Cavanagh at No. 5, but there are no major changes in the order of the top 10. Gareth Price moves into the top 20 following his win in a strong London Qualifying event, while further down the rankings Adam George (29), Sam Russell (33), and Ollie Arnold (39) all make significant progress. Cambridge qualifier winner Anthony Goodwin and University Plate runner-up Ben Ashraf are new entries in the rankings at Nos. 36 and 52 respectively.
There is little change at the top of the Doubles; this to be expected there being no senior events since the last update. However, Ben Beltrami and Matt Shaw’s impressive win in the University Doubles sees them rise to Nos 10 and 11 respectively. Ollie Arnold (33), Tom Chase (37), Sam Russell (43), Jack Malde (58) and Jacob Ader (62) all make good upward progress. while Ben Ashraf, Alexander Esin, Matthew Hale and Oliver Sale are all new entries.
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