I guess the SSF is different or a special case. It's just a formality to have a finale, as long as it serves the main purpose of having a series of tournaments where all the best players are gathered to play as often as possible,that's good enough. If in the end, not all the best players contest the finals for one reason or other, so be it. Give and take,win some,lose some. After all,there is already the World Championship and the Olympics.
But I still feel the SSF should be better organized and structured to make it more representative and exciting;otherwise it loses the climactic effect,not an event everybody looks forward to.
oh my bad... looks like KSH/YYS have dropped to no.9 spot in the SS ranking. Ah How and Ah Kiong have taken the no.8 spot now. We still need to wait till next ranking week before the entries are finalized.