Mark Allen has called on World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn to resign.
World number 12 Allen, from Northern Ireland, beat Adrian Gunnell 6-3 at the UK Championship in York to set up a second-round tie with Ali Carter.
But he later expressed his displeasure at Hearn's decision to reduce some early matches from 17 frames to 11.
"In the long run he'll probably do good for snooker, but not for my generation. It's time to let someone else have a go," said Allen.
He claimed Hearn, who was voted into his role by the players, had pledged not to make changes to major tournaments.
The 25-year-old is also worried that the World Championship could be the next tournament to be altered and he believes snooker is starting to replicate darts - one of Hearn's other sports.
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The whole tradition of the game is going to pot
"When Barry came in, one of the first things he said was that the World Championship, UK and Masters wouldn't be touched. Only 18 months later, the UK format has changed," Allen said.
"I don't think he's pleasing too many players, but anyone who voted for him has only got themselves to blame. I wasn't one of them.
"I've got no doubt he'll tweak the World Championship. The whole tradition of the game is going to pot.
"It's not all about bringing people in to watch and have a good time, shouting and having a drink.
"He [Hearn] needs to get away from the darts factor. It's getting close to that."