Rankings Update: Points To Be Removed at Cut One Confirmed

An important line of news to bring you from the South West Snooker Academy today concerning the points to be removed at the first seedings revision. As regular readers will know, I have been keen to learn exactly which points will be removed at the season’s first seedings revision on 12th August 2012, but until now I have been unable to receive confirmation of this from World Snooker.

Yesterday however, I asked Mike Ganley who kindly said that he would look into it, and today he explained that all of the points that will be coming off at the first seedings revision, have already been removed. In other words, the points from PTC1 and PTC2 back in 2010 which were removed after the Wuxi Classic, will be no longer count towards the next seedings list.

Importantly, this differs from what I had taken into account on my latest projected seedings list, as I had also removed the points for PTC3 which took place between 6-8 August 2012, on the basis that by the time the first cut-off comes around, they will be more than two years old.

For whatever reason however, those points will continue to count at this cut-off and I have therefore added the points from that event back onto my totals.

Click here to view the revised list.


  • JIMO96

    I give up. I give up trying to fathom the logic of the WSA. I’ve kept the rankings updated for years, but I can see me quitting this season.

    • Mike S

      It appears to me that the only logical explanation is they are removing points for the 2010-11 versions of the events as the corresponding events occur this season. If that is the case we can expect the 2010-11 points for Shanghai, PTC3 and Euro PTC1-3 to be removed at the second cutoff, the UK Championships, PTC4 and Euro PTC4 at the third cutoff and the German Masters, Welsh Open, China Open, Euro PTC5 and 6 and the PTC Finals at the fourth cutoff.

      It remains to be seen when the 2010-11 points for UK PTC5 and 6 and the World Open are removed, since there are no corresponding events this year. They might regard the World Open as corresponding to the new International Championship and remove the points at the second cutoff, but it’s possible that they could consider the Haikou World Open to be the corresponding event (since it carries the same ranking points and has World Open in the name) and not remove the points until the fourth cutoff. The PTC5 and 6 points might be removed with PTC4 (at the third cutoff) or with Euro PTC5 and 6 (at the fourth cutoff).

      • zabaks

        Wouldnt it be logical to release cut off points for entire 2012/13 season? It actually is a part of calendar – a players should know not only events and dates, but also its implications on rankings…