I like the new ranking system, the regular updates are a breath of fresh air and common sense really. However, I think the points distribution is a little bit distorted. I would like to see ALL the mainstream rankers (with the possible exception of the World Open) carrying 7,000 points for the winner. I find it bemusing that the Welsh Open and German Masters only carry 5000 points for a winner in spite of having the same formats as the Shanghai Masters & China Open which hold the same format. Both tournaments should carry the same points tariff as both Chinese events.
I think the UK's tariff should be increased by 25%, meaning 10,000 for a winner rather than 8,000. I would like to see the same increase for the World Championship, which would see 12,500 going to the winner.
Thoughts? I have no problem with 2000 points for a PTC event, and don't propose reducing that, but I think the mainstream events need to be focused on.
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