Snooker world rankings 1983/1984

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Preceded by
1982/1983
1983/1984 Succeeded by
1984/1985

Snooker world rankings 1983/1984: The professional world rankings for the top 32 snooker players in the 1983–84 season are listed below.[1][2]

A ranking list was issued by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) following the 1983 World Snooker Championship. Players' performances in the previous three World Snooker Championships (1981, 1982 and 1983 World Snooker Championship) contributed to their points total. For 1981 and 1982, the World Champion gained five points, the runner-up received four, losing semi-finalists got three, losing quarter-finalists got two, and losers in the last-16 round received a single point, whilst for 1983 the points were double this. For the first time, tournaments other than world championship were taken into account, with the 1982 International Open and 1982 Professional Players Tournament both at the same points tariff as the 1981 and 1982 World Championships.[1][3] Players with no ranking points were ranked on the basis of their performance in the 1983 World Championship.[4] Subsequently, an amended ranking list was issued following a vote by the WPBSA board to amend the rules so that players without any ranking points (which were those ranked lower than 28th) would receive one "merit" point if they had reached the last-32 of the World Championship; and half a merit point if they had reached the last 32 of the 1982 International Open, or the second round of the 1982 Professional Players Tournament.[4]

Steve Davis was the top-ranked player for the first time, displacing Ray Reardon.[5]

Rankings[edit]

The rankings are shown below. Merit points are indicated with a symbol.[1][4]

No. 1: Steve Davis
Steve Davis at German Masters Snooker Final (DerHexer) 2012-02-05 06.jpg
Born (1957-08-22) August 22, 1957 (age 64)
Sport country England
Professional1978–2014
Highest ranking1
No. 2: Ray Reardon
Born (1932-10-08) October 8, 1932 (age 89)
Sport country Wales
Professional1967–1992
Highest ranking1
No. 3: Cliff Thorburn
Cliff Thorburn.jpg
Born (1948-01-16) January 16, 1948 (age 74)
Sport country Canada
Professional1972–1996
Highest ranking1
Ranking Name 1981 1982 1982–83 season Total
WC WC IO PPT WC
1  Steve Davis (ENG) 5 0 2 10 17
2  Ray Reardon (WAL) 3 4 1 5 2 15
3  Cliff Thorburn (CAN) 3 0 1 1 8 13
4  Tony Knowles (ENG) 0 2 5 0 6 13
5  Alex Higgins (NIR) 1 5 1 0 6 11[a]
6  Eddie Charlton (AUS) 1 3 0 3 4 11
7  Kirk Stevens (CAN) 1 2 3 0 4 10
8  Bill Werbeniuk (CAN) 2 1 1 2 4 10
9  Terry Griffiths (WAL) 2 0 2 2 2 8
10  David Taylor (ENG) 2 0 4 0 2 8
11  Jimmy White (ENG) 0 3 1 4 0 8
12  Doug Mountjoy (WAL) 4 1 0 0 2 7
13  Dennis Taylor (NIR) 2 0 2 1 2 7
14  John Virgo (ENG) 0 1 3 3 0 7
15  Tony Meo (ENG) 1 0 0 1 4 6
16  John Spencer (ENG) 1 1 1 1 2 6
17  Perrie Mans (RSA) 1 1 1 0 2 5
18  Willie Thorne (ENG) 0 2 0 0 2 4
19  Dean Reynolds (ENG) 1 1 2 0 4
20  Cliff Wilson (WAL) 0 0 2 1 0 3
21  Silvino Francisco (RSA) 2 0 2
22  Graham Miles (ENG) 1 1 0 0 0 2
23  Joe Johnson (ENG) 0 0 0 2 0 2
24  Mark Wildman (ENG) 0 0 0 1 0 1
25  Patsy Fagan (IRL) 0 1 0 0 0 1
26  Eddie Sinclair (SCO) 0 0 0 1 0 1
27  Murdo MacLeod (SCO) 0 0 1 0 1
28  Fred Davis (ENG) 1 0 0 0 0 1
29  Dave Martin (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 3.5
30  Rex Williams (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 3
31  Jim Meadowcroft (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 3
32  Mike Hallett (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
33  John Dunning (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 2
34  Ray Edmonds (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
35  Eugene Hughes (IRE) 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
36  Les Dodd (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
37  Mick Fisher (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
38  Jack Fitzmaurice (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
39  John Campbell (AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 1
40  Ian Black (SCO) 0 0 0 0 0 1
41  Jim Donnelly (SCO) 0 0 0 0 0 1
42  Mike Watterson (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 1
43  Jim Wych (CAN) 0 0 0 0 0 1
44  Billy Kelly (IRE) 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
45  Frank Jonik (CAN) 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
46  Colin Roscoe (WAL) 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
47  Clive Everton (WAL) 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
48  Jackie Rea (NIR) 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
49  George Scott (ENG) 0 0 0 0 0 0.5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Two points were deducted for misconduct.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "New W.P.B.S.A. rankings". Snooker Scene. June 1983. p. 28.
  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.
  3. ^ "World Rankings – History and Development". Global Snooker Centre. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Qualifying for qualifying". Snooker Scene. July 1983. p. 19.
  5. ^ Hayton, Eric (2004). The CueSport Book of Professional Snooker. Lowestoft: Rose Villa Publications. pp. 119–123. ISBN 0-9548549-0-X.