At the end of the 2011/12 season, the top eight on the final PTC Order of Merit, who have not already qualified by finishing in the top 64 of the world rankings, will be handed a place on the 2012/13 Tour.
This replaces the criteria used for the 2011/12 season, where only Tour players among those eight players on the Order of Merit were eligible.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “This is another step towards opening the game up, giving everybody a chance to qualify and making sure we have the best players on the professional Tour.
“Last season there were some fantastic performances in the PTC events from amateurs such as Daniel Wells and Michael Wasley, and this time we are rewarding amateurs and giving them every encouragement to enter the PTC events.
“We are going into new territories with the PTC series this season and hoping to broadcast some of the European ones on Eurosport. The players are realising now that these events are not to be missed and I hope to see record numbers.”
The first four events in the series are now open for entry – all the details can be found in the entry pack which can be downloaded at worldsnooker.com. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE PTC SERIES. THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 7TH.
There will be 12 events in the PTC series, six in the UK and six in Europe. Players will be listed in the Order of Merit according to how much money they have won, with the top 24 to go through to the Grand Finals.