Steve K wrote:Think the World Open should go to Germany to be honest. They got the crowds there and China already has 4 pro tournaments already.
Having the PHC stay as a PTC would be a good idea, its nice to have the amateurs like Sean and Sanderson Lam get there TV debuts and to have a tournament where all those European players get a chance to play pros.
yeh i totally agree with Germany for the World Open Steve, plus its open so the routes there for amateurs via it too.
It just makes you wonder what the potential is in Europe in other countries for more rankers in the future, given the fans in Germany. Quite impressive given theyve got no-one to support really. Could you imagine the UK embracing a German game and a lot of top German players coming over here?
Ideally next season there will be around 12 rankers and the 4 closed doors PTCs will be gone and the tour / calendar in general will be structured better. Sponsorship the key though and one thing that seems to be lacking still is any substantial financial backing despite all the massive interest in snooker.