KrazeeEyezKilla wrote:I wouldn't get rid of the PTC Events. They're great for any newcomers. If I was a player starting out I'd far rather be playing in tournaments with a fairly level playing field and with the chance of playing a Higgins or Trump than being ghetto'd into qualifiers playing other newcomers for the chance to meet some journeyman who has been doing this for 15 years and is on his home territory. One way to clear up the season would be to change the way you qualify for big events. The PTC season finishes just before the UK Championship. I'd have the 16 highest ranked players not already in the top 16 as the qualifiers just like in Darts for the World Matchplay.
the aim of the PTC was to form a backbone to supplement the main rankers and give the players more opportunities
as time goes on, the PTC will serve its purpose of taking snooker to new territorys where full rankers can occur.
Ultimately you want a full calendar of proper events with the need for 6 closed doors events in Sheffield consigned to history as its almost laughable for a sport to do that.
But we had to start somewhere and i appreciate the PTC tour for what it is.
I like your suggestion for the PTC top 16 ranked who arent in the top 16 getting straight into UK, would spice up the PTC tour a lot and also give us a chance to see some new faces on the big stage