World Snooker has to be careful allocating complimentary player tickets, mindful of balancing the needs for raising revenue and also making the maximum number available to the public. But for the high-profile occasions every effort is made to ensure that the finalists, especially at venues with a larger capacity, get a reasonable number with the option to pay for more. That meant Mark Selby, with the vast majority of the rest of the crowd supporting Ronnie O’Sullivan, was at least able to secure an allocation of around 20 tickets for the travelling Leicester army in to Alexandra Palace on the Sunday, paying for more on top – with the Rocket getting the same for family and friends.