D4P wrote:The World Snooker Championship is by far the most overrated event in snooker. 17 days is way too long for a single tournament, and the matches themselves are painfully long as well. Most people don't have time in their lives to sit around and watch a single 8 or 10 hour match, much less several of them.
The WSC goes too far in the direction of rewarding patience and attention span, rather than just actual snooker ability. In fact, they should consider renaming it the "World Patience Championship", since that's what the event seems to have been designed to test.
But thats what it makes the greatest tournament. And the hardest to win.
Just playing well isnt enough. You need patience, stamina, a high concentration level. Its the ultimate challenge.
Its like the French Open in Tennis. You don't win the point just by a good serve. You need to play multiple good shots and a few long rallies to overcome your opponent.