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Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

Probably the best resource for this is: http://www.snooker.org/res/index.asp?te ... eason=2016

Above the 'line' at 64th place is current safety.
And names in green or yellow are also currently safe.

But, as-it-stands, set to be gone (some notable names!):

Dechawat Poomjaeng
Joe Swail
Ken Doherty
Jamie Cope
Martin O'Donnell
Jamie Burnett
Sean O'sullivan
Paul Davison
Eden Sharav
Sanderson Lam
Jimmy White
Zhang Yong
Duane Jones
Darryl Hill
Fraser Patrick
James Cahill
Gareth Allen
Igor Figueiredo
Hamza Akbar
Sydney Wilson
Michael Wild
Jason Weston
Hatem Yassin
Itaro Santos

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby eraserhead

SnookerFan wrote:Poom, Poom, Poom. Everybody say Poomjaeng. :ba:

We need multiple watch threads! :grrr:

White, Poomjaeng, Hamilton and MJW

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby GJ

Cant say I would miss Poomjaeng , the only player I would rather see go is Selt , sadly old fixor is no where near dropping off.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby SnookerFan

eraserhead wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Poom, Poom, Poom. Everybody say Poomjaeng. :ba:

We need multiple watch threads! :grrr:

White, Poomjaeng, Hamilton and MJW


There can be only one.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby mick745

I think Cahill and Hill have shown promise and I hope we see the again in the future.

There are about 24 places then available for new players, we already know some of these:

World Amateur + World U21
Euro Amateur + Euro U21
Ebsa play-offs x 2
Asian Champion + u21 champion
12 from q school

This leaves only about 4 places for national and other nominees.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby eraserhead

GJ wrote:Cant say I would miss Poomjaeng , the only player I would rather see go is Selt , sadly old fixor is no where near dropping off.

<ok>

He hasn't won many matches this year hopefully money starts dropping off next season.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby GJ

eraserhead wrote:
GJ wrote:Cant say I would miss Poomjaeng , the only player I would rather see go is Selt , sadly old fixor is no where near dropping off.

<ok>

He hasn't won many matches this year hopefully money starts dropping off next season.



:D :-D :D :D :D :D

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

Update:
Jamie Burnett, obviously seems to have retired. So, as it stands is gone from the Tour.
But, yesterday saw Fraser Patrick and Paul Davison losing - so they too will be dropping-off.

I can see Fraser Patrick entering Q-School. Not sure about Davison. He's been on-and-off the Tour frequently - and at 45-years-old, he may feel now is the right time to 'hang up his cue'...

Dechawat Poomjaeng
Joe Swail
Ken Doherty
Jamie Cope
Martin O'Donnell
Jamie Burnett
Sean O'sullivan
Paul Davison
Eden Sharav
Sanderson Lam
Jimmy White
Zhang Yong
Duane Jones
Darryl Hill
Fraser Patrick
James Cahill
Gareth Allen
Igor Figueiredo
Hamza Akbar
Sydney Wilson
Michael Wild
Jason Weston
Hatem Yassin
Itaro Santos

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby kolompar

Hamza Akbar gone too. I think he wasn't that bad, unlucky with tough draws and visa issues. At least he beat Bingham at the Shoot-Out.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

Gareth Allen is the latest name to fall.
I see that Rod Lawler has now appeared on the list - due to an amateur (Peter Lines) moving into one of the one-year list positions.

Martin O'Donnell
Dechawat Poomjaeng
Joe Swail
Rod Lawler
Ken Doherty
Jamie Cope
Jamie Burnett
Sean O'sullivan
Paul Davison
Eden Sharav
Sanderson Lam
Jimmy White
Zhang Yong
Duane Jones
Darryl Hill
Fraser Patrick
James Cahill
Gareth Allen
Igor Figueiredo
Hamza Akbar
Sydney Wilson
Michael Wild
Jason Weston
Hatem Yassin
Itaro Santos

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

This is D-day for Jimmy White - although, he'll probably get an Invitational Tour Card...
But nevertheless, this could be his last ever match as a professional snooker player!

Other players in danger today are the Brazilian pair (Igor and Santos), plus James Cahill and Michael Wild.
Also, there's a huge match between Jamie Cope and Eden Sharav - effectively playing for their Tour future!

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

Jimmy White is obviously the biggest name casualty. Jamie Cope and James Cahill are also gone.

Eden Sharav has moved out of the danger zone, dislodging Allan Taylor in the one-year-rankings.
And Noppon Saengkham has now appeared on the danger list.

All the names in italics finish their matches today, so the dropping-off-list will be a lot clearer by tonight.

Martin O'Donnell
Noppon Saengkham
Dechawat Poomjaeng
Joe Swail
Rod Lawler
Ken Doherty
Jamie Cope
Jamie Burnett
Allan Taylor
Sean O'sullivan
Paul Davison
Sanderson Lam
Jimmy White
Zhang Yong
Duane Jones
Darryl Hill
Fraser Patrick
James Cahill
Gareth Allen
Igor Figueiredo
Hamza Akbar
Sydney Wilson
Michael Wild
Jason Weston
Hatem Yassin
Itaro Santos

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby kolompar

Hopefully Igor gets a wild card, there wasn't an Americas nomination this season but surely there will be one now both Brazilians are off.
Former Rookie of the Year Ian Burns lost the battle of the Ians to Ian Preece, looks like it will be costly for him and he will also drop off.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby Vallomas

kolompar wrote:Former Rookie of the Year Ian Burns lost the battle of the Ians to Ian Preece, looks like it will be costly for him and he will also drop off.


Burns is already on No 65 and outside the top 8 of the 1-year list. Couldn't see that coming a few months ago.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby kolompar

He had his chance playing Ian Preece.
Almost certain now who's dropping off with players needing to reach the Crucible to change it.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby Vallomas

Jason Weston is also out, having won only three matches (one of them on the Shoot-Out) in two years makes him the least good UK-based player.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

Update:
Rod Lawler and Noppon Saengkham have moved out of the danger zone - but, as mentioned above, Ian Burns has now moved into it (!) and is looking certain to be dropping-off the Tour.

Ian Burns
Dechawat Poomjaeng
Joe Swail
Ken Doherty
Martin O'Donnell
Jamie Cope
Jamie Burnett
Allan Taylor
Sean O'sullivan
Paul Davison
Sanderson Lam
Jimmy White
Zhang Yong
Duane Jones
Sydney Wilson
Darryl Hill
Fraser Patrick
James Cahill
Gareth Allen
Igor Figueiredo
Hamza Akbar
Michael Wild
Jason Weston
Hatem Yassin
Itaro Santos

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby Vallomas

As Matt from ProSnookerBlog wrote earlier on Twitter, Burns' last hope is to see Muir qualify to the Crucible and push Donaldson (who has a new 2-years card) on 65th. In that case, Burns goes 8th in the 1-year list.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby davisfan

If Ian Burns goes, I'm giving up on snooker forever.

Why does the tour only consist of 64 players rather than 128 anyway? Seems really nonsensical.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

davisfan wrote:If Ian Burns goes, I'm giving up on snooker forever.

Why does the tour only consist of 64 players rather than 128 anyway? Seems really nonsensical.

Sarcasm? :shrug:

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby davisfan

As if! Ian Burns makes snooker worth watching! Not for nothing will this era go down as The Burnsian Epoch.

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

davisfan wrote:As if! Ian Burns makes snooker worth watching! Not for nothing will this era go down as The Burnsian Epoch.

<laugh>
Burns, I'm sure, will enter Q-School - so he could be back!

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby PoolBoy

Little change from yesterday, with just Martin O'Donnell dropping-off...

Ian Burns
Dechawat Poomjaeng
Joe Swail
Ken Doherty
Martin O'Donnell
Jamie Cope
Jamie Burnett
Allan Taylor
Sean O'sullivan
Paul Davison
Sanderson Lam
Jimmy White
Zhang Yong
Duane Jones
Sydney Wilson
Darryl Hill
Fraser Patrick
James Cahill
Gareth Allen
Igor Figueiredo
Hamza Akbar
Michael Wild
Jason Weston
Hatem Yassin
Itaro Santos

Re: Who's dropping-off the Tour?

Postby SnookerFan

davisfan wrote:'J' is clearly a bad first initial to have as a snooker pro. Judd and J-Hig excepted.


What about Joe Johnson?