What is the point in the WPBSA having discretionary wildcards for the main tour if they are not going to show any imagination in doling them out?
Today the governing body has announced that David Gray, Ian Preece, Andrew Norman and Joe Jogia will receive the four remaining places on the circuit.
Jogia finished top of the PIOS but he wasn't a member of his national association - a condition of entry. However, he did the business on the table and I think it's right he - and Chris Norbury, who finished ninth on the PIOS - are on the tour.
But Gray, Preece and Norman have been chosen purely because they were the next three players on the one year list. This is not what the concept of wildcards is supposed to be about.
This was a golden opportunity to promote much needed young talent. I have nothing against the three players and wish them all well but the fact is they did not do enough last season to stay on the circuit.
Surely three newcomers should have been given the chance to show the snooker world what they could do or at the very least three younger players who came off the main tour after only one season.
Take Vincent Muldoon. He had a few decent results last season but, starting out with minimum points, it was always going to be hard to stay on.
Now he's back on the PIOS while three experienced players - who had two full season's points - are given yet another go.
Remember the 'Hotshots' PR campaign?
That was supposed to be focused on getting youngsters involved in snooker.
What a shame the WPBSA doesn't seem interested in getting young players onto the main tour - even when it had the perfect chance to do so.