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SnookerFan wrote:I was hoping that Ronnie would say; "I don't like doing it." That's pretty much his position on playing in China.
Monique wrote:SnookerFan wrote:I was hoping that Ronnie would say; "I don't like doing it." That's pretty much his position on playing in China.
No it's not. He likes the place, the people and … the food. He genuinely does. What he doesn't like is the long haul flight, being far away from home for long with no easy fast way to go back "in case something happened" and the fact that he usually suffer severe sleeping problems with the huge time difference. But going there with his manager makes it a bit easier.
BTW Judd doesn't like to go to China… even if he won there and certainly will go and play there when tournaments are on.
Monique wrote:He likes parts of it and doesn't like other parts of it. Like most.
I like traveling, I do it a lot. But I don't like to be trapped in a plane for 8 hours and I had to travel for work a couple of times when one of my children was unwell and the anxiety about her was torture for the whole trips. Also jet-lag and out-of-synch sleeping patterns can be taking a lot of of you when you have to be fully concentrated.
As I said Ronnie loves the place, the people, the food, genuinely. That's more than many players who just stay in the hotel, won't see anything, won't try the local products and are not interested in anything different to what they are used to. Not naming names.
BTW David Hendon today is stressing why China is important: http://snookerscene.blogspot.com/2012/0 ... china.html?
With that kind of prize money, I expect players to make the trip.
Nice! And a ranking event in October to fill the gap was badly needed. My only complaint is that some of these events should be back to back, i.e the Wuxi and the new event, change the calendar around a bit to make it happen?
Sonny wrote:Just saw someone on Hendon's comments going on about birthday treats. Thought they must be Chinese with a random comment like that.