Only 171 runners this year 207 last year going 2 struggle to get numbers I'n main event .
Walsall, vic and Blackpool should still do fine but the £500 events and sides have been a bit tez.
This weekend is gonna be interesting as genting go head to head with Dtd
171 was a slight disappointment for the main event but overall there were a few more entries in the events that made up the 2012 leg compared to 2011.
Big ups were the super satellite on Sunday and the £300 on Tuesday (This was a £500 last year with 67 runner compared to 113 this year.)
The Bounty event was down by 46 players from 140 to 94 - the only extra event was a £100 on Saturday night which had 46 players
Saturday's £500 was only down 17 players versus the £250 event which was at the same time last year.
Monday's £100 was down 5 players and Thursday six max up 5.
There are 4 more weeks of online qualifiers for Walsall than there was for Manchester which means there should be at least 16 more players in by that route in March. Walsall was leg 3 last year and had 172 players. I predict 207 this year
The new structure and starting stack seemed well received by players who attended.
I was expecting having DTD and Genting next week to make more of an impact on the numbers truth be told, especially as this event is right at the end of most working peoples pay month directly after Christmas and New year.