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Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Dan-cat

Gotta love this Alex Higgins shot to close out the 9 ball game (featured in this article) and the fact he's smoking and swigging Guinness...

https://youtu.be/W7xiae-32rM

I played 9 ball on Thursday, a race to 9 against a new opponent I'd never played or seen play - lost the first two frames to go 2 - nil down, was starting to get a bit chimpy in my brain imagining a 5 nil drubbing, took myself to the toilet had a quick pep talk with myself and came out took the next 5 to win 5-2!

Back on topic, yes, I'd love this event, Asia will take some beating right now!

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby SnookerFan

Badsnookerplayer wrote:I think this looks great:

https://theoldgreenbaize.com/2017/11/04 ... cup-event/


Not got any problem with this, but not sure it's for me.

I don't really like snooker as a team event. Somehow takes the tension out of it, for me. If a player makes a mistake, and loses a frame, I want to see what'll happen in the next frame. How the player who made the mistake will deal with it. Not have their mates come in to help them.

But that's just my opinion. Good luck to it. <ok>

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby SnookerFan

fridge46 wrote:Probably unrelated, but there is a "Potential Invitational Event" to be held in Europe between March 14-18


Calendar is always full of stuff like that.

May be relevant, may not be. :shrug:

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby SnookerFan

fridge46 wrote:Probably unrelated, but there is a "Potential Invitational Event" to be held in Europe between March 14-18


That's Romania. :hatoff:

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Chalk McHugh

SnookerFan wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:I think this looks great:

https://theoldgreenbaize.com/2017/11/04 ... cup-event/


Not got any problem with this, but not sure it's for me.

I don't really like snooker as a team event. Somehow takes the tension out of it, for me. If a player makes a mistake, and loses a frame, I want to see what'll happen in the next frame. How the player who made the mistake will deal with it. Not have their mates come in to help them.

But that's just my opinion. Good luck to it. <ok>



I agree. Team games in snooker don't do it for me. Isn't there too many tournaments already?

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby SnookerFan

Chalk McHugh wrote:I agree. Team games in snooker don't do it for me. Isn't there too many tournaments already?


Is there such a thing as too much snooker?

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Chalk McHugh

Depends really. I'm not sure some of the players enjoy travelling all over the world. A few have complained of being tired and not enjoying living out of hotels.

For fans it's obviously a different kettle of fish. Whether it's China,Berlin or Bucharest, your still sitting in your own house watching the various tournaments.

Some fans would watch snooker 365 days a year if they could. Not me, there's more to life than any one thing. Too much of anything is not healthy. I love snooker but i try and enjoy watching seven or eight tournaments a year. The big three are never missed. That sates my snooker appetite. Maybe if i had no work to go to i'd watch more but i enjoy GAA and football massively too so it's about finding time for all four sports for me.

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Cloud Strife

Snooker is not global enough yet for an event like this to be viable.

If they do want to go ahead with it, they should make it Great Britain vs China instead because that's what it will be essentially.

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Iranu

Dan-cat wrote:Where's Chalky?

He said he was gonna take a break from the forum.

I think he said until the UK, but I can't remember for sure.

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Wildey

Chalk McHugh wrote:Depends really. I'm not sure some of the players enjoy travelling all over the world. A few have complained of being tired and not enjoying living out of hotels.

For fans it's obviously a different kettle of fish. Whether it's China,Berlin or Bucharest, your still sitting in your own house watching the various tournaments.

Some fans would watch snooker 365 days a year if they could. Not me, there's more to life than any one thing. Too much of anything is not healthy. I love snooker but i try and enjoy watching seven or eight tournaments a year. The big three are never missed. That sates my snooker appetite. Maybe if i had no work to go to i'd watch more but i enjoy GAA and football massively too so it's about finding time for all four sports for me.

But that's what professional sport is all about.

You dont have to enjoy it but its something thats been done in other sports for years..

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby SnookerFan

As I know this forum loves to compare the two sports.

Should be ban tennis for being played internationally? That involves a lot of world travel.

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Wildey

SnookerFan wrote:As I know this forum loves to compare the two sports.

Should be ban tennis for being played internationally? That involves a lot of world travel.

Theres no comparing anything either yo want to be a cosy parlour game played for peanuts or a World Sport that's growing sorry but if you want to make money you got to get off your bottom and travel in today's sporting climate.

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Deewee

http://www.worldsnooker.com/shenzhen-to ... eam-event/ Four players in each team, November 23-25
"The format will comprise singles matches involving all four players on the opening day, over the best of seven frames. On day two there will be four doubles matches, each best of five frames. And on the final day there will be two singles matches, best of nine and best of 11, with the players to be picked by the team captains.

More information on the team selection will be announced shortly."

Re: New event - Europe versus Asia

Postby Cloud Strife

Deewee wrote:http://www.worldsnooker.com/shenzhen-to-host-snooker-team-event/ Four players in each team, November 23-25
"The format will comprise singles matches involving all four players on the opening day, over the best of seven frames. On day two there will be four doubles matches, each best of five frames. And on the final day there will be two singles matches, best of nine and best of 11, with the players to be picked by the team captains.

More information on the team selection will be announced shortly."


Sounds rubbish.