Snooker Overdrive wrote:Wild:
I agree with PL on this one.
Of course the event isn't devalued just because Ronnie hasn't entered. But there are other factors already explained above that, at least slightly, devalue the event. But it's not nearly as bad as the Bahrain Championship in 2009, that truly was a disaster.
But over the years to come you could have players playing 3 out of 5 china tournaments so players missing will become the norm and if the top 16 all pick the same events to enter you could have Ranked 17 as top seed.
its what players want the freedom to pick and choose and Money Rankings will give them that freedom to do just that.
we as fans has to accept that whats going to happen and it shouldn't devalue the achievement of winning the title.
Ronnie could enter a event and Robbo, Ding, Selby, Higgins, Murphy, Hawkins and Trump all missing in fact he could be defending his welsh title with that scenario next season.