Yes Bruce it does appear that a united Asian tour is needed for the region. Even the stronger Asian Tour is struggling to retain some tournaments. Take a look at the upcoming Macao Open. USD 500k on offer versus last years offering of USD $1.1 mil.
Lack of pathway and world ranking points was a major obstacle for One Asia.
Now looking forward imagine a grand Asian tour incorporating the top Australasian, Chinese, Korean, Asian national opens, plus a few Japanese tournaments. Minimum 16/18 points
Underneath this primary tour a secondary tour covering the same region but featuring up lesser $/ranking point tournaments. USD 300k to USD 700k and 10/12 ranking points.
Finally a third tier such as an expanded Asian Development Tour. USD 50k-300k and 6/8 ranking points.
Surely a pooling of resources could not only stabilize the schedule and anchor tournaments but also improve the second/third tier tournaments in terms of organization, prize money and ranking points.
I feel part of the reason we don't see more success with our home grown players is a lack of regular play in tournaments generally, but especially for the bigger tournaments. If their form is not strong in early Feb, or late November its potentially struggle street for the rest of the year for these guys.
Lets hope the regional tours can put aside their differences so we can see something happen which strengthens the entire region. Perhaps blind Freddie could offer them some advice