I didn't see the even session, other then Ding vs Murphy, and that was on silence. I knew I wasn't going to see it, going into the event. But I didn't care that much. To be honest, I just thought of it as cheesy looking rubbish. It wasn't too bad I must say, and I wouldn't have minded watching it...
On saying that, I don't know what constitutes a success? If they were serious about this being the future of snooker, it was an epic failure. If they were trying to create something fun that was different to snooker it was a success.
It has convinced me however we don't particularly want rowdy drunken crowds at snooker events. I'm all for a good, old-fashioned piss-up, but it somehow seemed out of place at snooker. Shouting; "Ooooh" every time somebody went for the Power Ball got irritating. And was it really necessary to pretend that Michaela Tabb shouting; "Power Zone" was the height of comedy?
Also, I didn't see the point of the Power Girls. They were naff, and served no purpose. Again, I don't mind a bit of a perv, but hiring women for the sole purpose of everybody getting a good look in seemed OTT.
Those complaints aside, it wasn't too bad. As long as we don't get carried away and start thinking we move The Crucible to the O2 and start playing The Worlds under Power Snooker rules, it wasn't too bad. Once or twice a year is sufficient though.