The decision to stage all four UK PTC events at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester next season makes sense for several reasons.
Firstly, the SWSA is a first class facility run by snooker-loving people who have literally built it from scratch.
Second, the SWSA will pay a fee to World Snooker to stage the events, thus swelling the association’s coffers.
Third, they have more tables than the World Snooker venue in Sheffield, so there will not be the horrible logjam where matches are going on at midnight.
Fourth, there are facilities for paying spectators, including a first class arena.
These events will therefore feel more like proper tournaments for players and snooker fans alike.