Badsnookerplayer wrote:So who should be world no.1 on current form then? Presumably you would have had Mark King as World No.1 in November last year and Hamilton after the German.
The WC is the truest test of the players and it should be more heavily weighted.
The question isn't "so who should be world number no.1 on current form then?" The question asked by the OP is: Is there too much emphasis on the World Championship?
I believe there is, but that was always going to be a possibility with the shitty money based ranking system.
And for the record, Selby is deservedly ranked top as he's been the most successful player the last 2 years even without his world titles, so I'm not sure where you're coming from regarding Mark King and Hamilton.
It sort of defeats the purpose of even having rankings when someone can be ranked number 1 based on how do they in one tournament. True the World Championship is the toughest test and the most prestigious event therefore it should be weighted significantly higher than all other tournaments, but not to this extent.