Jamie Cope has been seeded through to the final stages of the Shanghai Masters in place of the suspended John Higgins.
Cope is ranked 17th in the world. Mike Dunn, as world no.33, will be seeded through to the final qualifying round.
David Douglas has submitted a report on behalf of the WPBSA to Sports Resolutions UK, who will form a verdict based on their evidence and that of Higgins.
That verdict is expected within the next month but by then the closing date for entries to the World Open will also have passed so Higgins will be unable to play in that, even if he is cleared.
Liu Song has been given a discretionary place on the main tour to make up the 96th player in the season's first two ranking events.