wildJONESEYE wrote:so what do you want go back to boring old rankings for the season because it helps in getting tickets ???? in other sports Rankings are changed after every tournaments.
Wimbledon Seeding and Draw isnt announce until a week before it starts. this is 2010 we got to move with the times you wait longer before baying tickets or you take pot luck.
when Wimbledon Centre Court Tickets are bought nobody knows who playing there until day before you go there.
Snooker isn't tennis. Tennis has worldwide appeal, though buck knows why. It's such a mind numbingly dull sport. To try and pretend that snooker has the fanbase of tennis, we are going to fail. Hearn says he wants snooker to be the same, we all do. But we have to start from where we are, not pretend we are comparable as a sport.
But, I get off the point. We are talking about rolling ranking. If anything, they weren't something I campaigned for beforehand. If anything I had no opinion on it. Except for the farcical suggestions that we have a ranking event every month and change it after event. That would be a nighmare to administrate.
I appreciate though that this is a big issue, and an issue that a lot of people that are hardcore fans do want. So in essence the changes are going to be made. But to announce the matches/draw for The Crucible scant weeks before seems folly to me. It's the one event that probably needs zero change. I don't see how at the end of Feburary having very few seats sold for it is an improvement. Especially for those of us who don't book travel/accomodation until our tickets are booked. What I'm more advocating is, if there has to be an update in the rankings over the season, does there have to be one so close to The World Championships. Can't we have one after the UK and that be it for the season? Maybe make The Masters a few weeks later to accomodate this? And certainly bring about changes in the rankings whereby what a player did a couple of years ago has any bearing on their rankings today.
And it's not just about rolling rankings. Selling tickets for The Masters several months before you've decided what times the matches start, surely can't be beneficial and can't be spun to be a benefit?