case_master wrote:it would be impossible to implement a new system for this season for sure. With regards to a rolling system - , "A one-year world-ranking system to replace the two-year system in operation since the 1970s"
it doesn't say rolling, is this defiantly the case?
that what a newspaper print in light of the higgins debacle do we totally rely on what they say
but seriously a 1 year ranking would be shambles Mark Davis is 17th and within 400 points of being in the top 16 im not a fan of rankings being based on 1 year in the case stated what if someone wasn't feeling well for 6 months they would be rank 40+ for the following season for every tournament...that will not work.
damn i found a link earlier on that said it would be rolling rankings but i cant remember where i saw it now
Do remember that Davis is sitting in 17th place at the moment solely based on last seasons points from SIX tournaments. The rolling rankings wont kick in to next season as it would create injustices like this as the players who suddenly had risen or fallen a lot after the end of the season wouldnt suffer or gain so much.
The new rolling rankings, once implemented at the start of next season will also be starting off with ONE seasons ranking points, however this will consist of the ranking points gained in TWENTY tournaments which is a far fairer balanced assessment of form and consistency.
The great advantage of the rolling rankings is that with the rankings being instantly updated after each event it will become clear who is in form, and there will be less of a safety net for players to think " ah well so long as i have a good run at the Crucible itll make up for my rubbish season and ill survive in the top 16"
As for players getting ill etc, im afraid that sports like golf and tennis dont protect players who have such misfortune barring exceptional circumstances. In that case youd end up with players left right and centre handing in sicknotes to protect their rankings.