There I am relaxing after the China Open and I'm asked for help with an intriguing query regarding the world ranking list.
Or more specifically, whether it's been worked out incorrectly.
This all goes back to the Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Aberdeen last October.
According to the official World Snooker ranking points schedule, the 16 qualifiers from Prestatyn earned 1,438 points. The seeded players (ranked 1-32) who finished third or fourth earned 1,750 points. The seeded players who finished fifth or sixth earned 719 points.
The key word here is 'seeded'. Nowhere on the schedule does it say that a qualifier finishing third or fourth receives 1,750 points.
However, four players who did just this - Rory McLeod, Stuart Pettman, Tom Ford and Jimmy Michie - did receive this amount.
I suspect that the schedule is merely ambiguously written and that any player finishing third or fourth was entitled to 1,750. This would certainly make sense because it rewards those who win two or three matches.
But the use of the word 'seeded' suggests this may not be the case.
And if it isn't the case, the four aforementioned players have been given too many points.
This would obviously have major implications for the ranking list, not least because McLeod, Ford and Michie are all perilously close to the 48 mark. If they dropped lower than this they would have to play an extra qualifying round in ranking tournaments next season.
To cut a very long-winded story short, does anyone know whether the list is right or not?