Unlikely as it may seem, the Bahrain Championship could return to the calendar next season.
The event was not regarded as a success. The crowds were tiny, a scheduling clash with the Premier League kept some top stars away and it cost World Snooker a fortune.
However, Shaikh Abdulla bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, president of the Bahrain Billiards and Snooker Association, has revealed he is putting together a bid to get the tournament on again in February of next year.
"We are currently working on getting our spot on the calendar and I'm very positive we can come to an agreement soon," he told the Gulf Daily News.
"We want to be a part of the World Snooker season and they want us to be there as well.
"Snooker is a very popular game around the world, especially here in the Middle East.
"Hopefully, we can get our deal done in the coming weeks and be included on next season's calendar, and hopefully we can begin our planning for a bigger and better tournament this time."
If Shaikh Abdulla can come up with the money to stage the event and it therefore doesn't cost World Snooker anything then the governing body should agree. The more tournaments the better.
However, I understand certain assurances were made last year that apparently failed to materialise.
If I were a betting man I'd say Neil Robertson will be holding on to his trophy for many years to come.