New Projected Seedings List Available Now

Subject to the result of tonight’s Newport final (which will see an extra 1,000 points added to the total of either Ding Junhui or Mark Selby), I have now been able to updated my projected seedings page with the new list, which will eventually be used to determine the seedings for the first few tournaments of the 2012/13 season. Click below for more…

  • Click here to view the seeding list at the Welsh Open revision, which will be used to determine the seedings for the World Championship at the Crucible (subject to the result of the Welsh Open final)
  • Click here to view the new projected seedings list running between now and the end of the season
  • Click here to view the points that each player will lose between now and the end of the season

As is the case at each cut-off, I have relocated the previous projected seedings list to a new page on the website, and added the latest list which will be used to determine the seedings for the early part of next season.

As you can see, there are a few interesting movers, notably Ali Carter who drops down to 19th position and therefore must have a strong finish to this season if he is to save his top 16 status, while Stephen Hendry also falls a number of places to 26th. Steve Davis as was to be expected has also taken a hit due to the removal of his points for reaching the quarter-finals of the World Championship in 2010, while experienced players such as Adrian Gunnell and Rod Lawler have dropped out of the top 70.

As well as the various tiers, the list will also be used to determine who will stay on the main tour for next season, in two important ways.

The first and most obvious is that those players who finish the campaign ranked inside the top 64 will be assured of their tour card for 2012/13, as has always been the case in recent seasons.

The second however is those players not inside the top 64, but ranked highly enough on the PTC Order of Merit who I have highlighted in yellow, will also stay on tour. Those players are:

  • Adam Duffy
  • Kurt Maflin
  • Li Yan
  • Passakorn Suwannawat
  • Dechawat Poomjaeng
  • David Grace
  • Simon Bedford

The eighth player who will gain a tour player is Craig Steadman who as an amateur I am not able to highlight in yellow for obvious reasons.

There is however all to play for as just outside of the top 64 as it stands are the likes of Joe Swail, James Wattana, Ian McCulloch and Liam Highfield, who if they can move up into that bracket, would potentially do so at the expense of David Grace and Kurt Maflin, in that order.

With three tournaments plus the PTC finals still to come then, there is much to play for between now and May…