This blog is more influential than I'd imagined.
Further to my post about the Grand Prix, World Snooker have now decided to name the tournaments the BBC are showing. This includes the Grand Prix - so it looks like it will be taking place after all.
It has been suggested to me that they only posted their skeletal calendar because I had already posted one, which was based on information given to me by a very well known player.
Nice to know they're reading, anyway.