Personally, I didn't think it was quite as bad as perhaps I thought it would be. There weren't many 'matches' that were three centuries and over in 40 minutes. (Though, I must confess, I wish some of Peter Ebdon's were over quicker.)
I did find my interesting waning about Thursday and Friday, but it came back for the weekend. I don't know if that was just a having been watching all week lull.
Personally, I think part of it was overkill. Once a match was getting interesting, it ended. The biggest comeback you could make was from 2-0 and it rarely happened. It was good to see the players, but after a few days you felt you saw too much of them and nothing really lasted. We spent more time hearing and talking about Ronnie's 147 then anything else.
On saying that, I didn't think it was a disaster, and was quite entertaining. If it was on somewhere near where I lived, I'd go and watch it. Though don't think it's worth travelling for. Still don't think it's a ranking event type, but it works for me as a once-a-year event.
What do other people think?
- Posts: 68587
- Joined: 13 December 2009
- Snooker Idol: Michaela Tabb
- Walk-On: The Internet Is For Porn. Avenue Q