AT2 Starts Today, New Projected Seedings Available

It might only be a matter of hours since Ding Junhui became the 2013 Shanghai Masters champion, but the snooker circus stops for no man these days, as the action resumes later today with the second of the season’s four Asian Tour events, this one in Zhangjiagang, China.

As ever, all of the links that you will need to follow the tournament can be found on the sidebar to the right, while you can also read my recent thoughts on the entry list for the event and just why this event is more important for some players than it might otherwise seem, here.

Whilst writing, the conclusion of the Shanghai Masters yesterday also marked the second mid-season revision to the tournament seeding list, with the final standings at this cut-off now being available here.

Accordingly, the latest projected seedings list has been updated here and will track the seedings race for the UK Championship over the next five events, culminating at the International Championship in November.

Of course, with the UK Championship being another tournament to be staged with a flat draw this season, the seedings will take on far less significance, with the main interest being in the top 64 bracket with better seedings available for those who can make it.

Still, it is always good to keep a track of where players are, particularly as we approach the end of the year and the ‘race to the Masters’ in January intensifies for those at the top of the game…