If JS doesn't get a shot at your event it would appear to be sour grapes on the promoters part, but if he's given a shot and someone else breaks the new record run of 626 it makes the new event that much more special. It would be like not inviting Mosconi if you had this event after he ran the 526.You know what?
No event is going to make everyone happy. There will always be kvetching from one quarter or another about inclusions AND exclusions.
People have their favorites and their rationales. But it doesn't matter except for one thing: the players chosen to compete will all be elite and their opportunity to be financially compensated for a big run will be more generous than anything that has ever been offered in pool before. Some guys will get a justifiable crack at it, others will not. Not every player makes it to the All Star Game, regardless of the credentials some fans think entitle their inclusion. In the case of JS, he choose his road and won the compensation he thought deserves. How and if he gets a shot at this golden ring has yet to be decided.