A couple of newlines for you today as World Snooker have released the draw and playing order for the PTC5 event in Sheffield while it has been a perfect day for the eight professionals in action in Shanghai this morning as all came through their wildcard clashes. For the full results from today please click here to view my updated drawsheet.
Going back to the PTC5 draw though, does anyone know why Eden Sharav and Jak Jones have to play qualifying matches despite having finished inside the top 64 on the Order of Merit after PTC4 which I had understood would secure them a seeding?
EDIT: It seems that they way the last 128 draw is made up, 97 of the places have gone to the professionals with the top three amateurs taking the total to 100. The final 128 places will go to amateur qualifiers. Is this fair? At first glance it does seem to be harsh to have denied both Eden and Jak one of the seeded spots despite both having finished inside the top 64 on the Order of Merit after PTC4.
A more comprehensive report from Shanghai will follow when the real action gets underway tomorrow…