Only one, Barry Pinches, was on of the pros relegated last season. The other three, Craig Steadman, Alfie Burdon and Michael Judge have been on the tour previously.
Even of the four losers Michael Collumb, Kuldesh Johal, Hammad Miah and Sanderson Lam, only Collumb hasn’t been a professional.
What does this say about the state of the game? There are many opinions on that and we can only wait and see if anything changes.
For all the results etc, see the full draw on snooker.org here –