Wildey wrote:What is the point of Steve Mifsud?
One match played in a season for me if players want to keep their card for the second of a 2-year tour card they got to play a minimum of events say 50% otherwise they can't stay on.
Pointless giving tour cards to players that can't be fussed.
He can probably charge extra for coaching or exhibitions as a 'Professional Snooker Player'. He's not the first, and unless they change the system, he won't be the last. All of the players from overseas need substantial external funds to be able to participate. Most of the Thai players, including someone as good as Thepchaiya, had to limit their schedule for several years.
I've said before that I prefer a more open system, with global rankings and titles for players. The 128-player 'tour card' system is just yet another hangover from the 1980's.