HappyCamper wrote:since the coral series are based on the season to date winnings all of the players on tour have equal opportunity to qualify for them from the start of the season.
being based on the two year list for masters, and shanghai masters disadvantages those on the first year of their card. similarly for champion of champions since qualifying tournaments span two seasons so again neo pros would be disadvantaged.
Yes it's actually quite a clever way of fudging over the totally inadequate ranking system that we have in snooker, a throwback to the 1970's when they needed to think of a way to seed players for the World Championship. Of course, a decent system would count the Masters, CoC, etc... in fact every tournament except possibly the Shoot-out.