Yea i forgot about the World final, although its alot different from round 1 of the Welsh Open.
it wouldn't bother me to sit for two hours and watch snooker, however I guess the format is being changed to accommodate new fans and I don't see it working. i just really don't see the point in reducing the first round by two frames
This is the point really. If it's being done to bring in new fans, then it's not going to work. On the World Snooker website, it's talking about an innovative new concept. If you somebody who wasn't a fan saw that and went; "Oooh, what is it?" then saw the maximum amount of frames played was 7 rather then 9, they'd be
I do like the 11am start though. I'm probably alone on this, but if I've travelled and am staying in a hotel, which I would for the Welsh, then it's good, because you have to get up before 9am-ish usually to get served the breakfast. At Wales last year I was up and ready to go by 10am. Then I just twiddled my thumbs, watched a bit of telly, got to the arena a couple of hours early to see if I could get autographs... And earlier start would suit me. Depends on the person/siutation though. I commute to The Masters, and though arriving at Wembley for 11am isn't too bad, it can take me at least an hour and a half to get up there, and I sometimes have to go with somebody who drops their kids off to school, and then has to make it into town to meet me at a train station. So 11am is a bit too early there for Wild Card Rounds.