So let's change it up, what's the WORST ranking tournament? Let's go through the contenders so.
Australian Open: Happens ages away from where all the players live, at a time that most people don't care about snooker. Also, kangaroos are class, so why aren't they exploited more to promote it?
Shanghai Masters: Tables often seem rubbish. Atmosphere wouldn't be the best either by the look of it.
UK Championship: Once a great tournament, now it's had its bottom torn asunder by Barry Hurn. Makes for sad viewing in the lead up to Christmas.
Welsh Open: A lot of people don't like its best-of-7's, which seems a silly format for a top tournament.
Players Championship: Excellent concept to have a finals, but could it not be longer than best-of-7's? Oh God forbid!
The Grand Prix: Best-of-7's, again? buck it lads. Ruins the good idea of having an elitist ranking touranament.
China Open: Once a serious tournament, now a lot of players see it as a good one to skip given that the worlds do be coming up at that time of year.