Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson however netted around £30,000 each for their efforts, and now have the chance to play for the £70,000 first prize in the grand finals to take place in March. When you consider the amount of matches they had to win and the incredible standard they had to play at in order to win those matches, one can understand the gripes even from the top stars.
jesus christ no grumbeling for winning £30,000 for a maximum of 24 days actual play is beyond a bloody joke.
nobody said the PTC was there to make people rich its in place to give playing opertunities and if you good and succesfull make a few bob.
Of course the harsh reality of what it takes to have a successful career as a snooker professional will have hit home to many participants, and there will be many names that we will never come across again. From this angle, the PTCs have been a blessing in disguise for those not good enough to make the grade as they will now have to get on with their lives and find another career away from snooker. The PTCs will have given them a chance to realise this earlier than perhaps they would have done otherwise, and ironically saved them future expenses despite having to take the significant hit of a financial loss in the process of finding this out.
the amount of players that had to reconsider their future after the 1991/1992 opening up the sport was vast so theres nothing really new there.
the good survive the bad disapears and the Great go on to win titles.