Jewell wrote:I'm all for having a level playing field, but it's simply impossible for everything to be level for everyone.
If one player plays his match on a Monday which is sunny and another plays his match on Tuesday which is cold and rainy, you could argue that is not a level playing as they are not playing in the exact same conditions. Also having different referees for different matches is not a level playing field as certain referees will vary in performance with regards to how they see the miss rule, speed of replacing the balls and so on.
The point I'm trying to make is it's impossible to make it 100% fair and level for everyone, so let's not get hung up on so-called fairness.
Don't get me wrong, having a flat 128 is a great step in the right direction as far as fairness goes.
Get certain players playing in venues straightaway, is what I want to see happen.
i think that's a great point in fact and as i said there's a precedent set of playing 4 128 matches during the TV Stages at the UK.
But id like a structure in place and not just pick Ronnie.
say carry 4 matches to the venue with this criteria.Defending Champion
World no 1
so in Wuxi in this order 4 matches is carried forward
Ricky Walden v Pankaj Advani
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Michael Wasley
Ding Junhui v Aditya Mehta
Liang Wenbo v Fraser Patrick