My idea to revitalise the rankings has received support from Mark Selby.
The 'Jester from Leicester' agrees that awarding points to the many pro-ams, particularly those staged in Europe, would shake things up for the better.
Lamenting the loss of the Malta Cup, he wrote on his Eurosport blog:
"One option is to award ranking points for some of the tournaments that we already play which are not on television: this might be a good idea.
"I know that they do it in darts - they have ranking events throughout the season - and if you look at some of the tournaments we play in mainland Europe, for example, the standard is still very high and you get lots of the top players competing.
"I think such an idea could work."
As Mark says, this does already happen in darts.
Speaking of which, further proof of the way the game has overtaken snooker comes with the Players Championship, which is receiving something like 30 hours live coverage on ITV4 over the next three days, starting tomorrow.
And although the global economic position will doubtless be blamed by some for the fact that snooker is struggling for sponsorship, PDC boss Barry Hearn has signed a deal with Coral to back the tournament.
So darts has a bigger total prize fund this year than in snooker, new TV deals and new sponsors.
They must be doing something right and, rather than dismiss Hearn and his ideas, snooker would do well to take note.