Also Nigel Bond lost to Mark Allen 6-5 in the UK championship when Mark Allen was 31 and Nigel Bond was 54, think about tennis if a top 31 year old played someone who was 54 years of age, no matter how good the 54 year had been in the past, it wouldn't be a contest would it after the first few games as the 54 year old wouldn't have the energy or legs to compete.
Just like if you took the England Rugby and Football teams from 20 years ago and they played the current England sides then it would be an absolute mismatch.
So my definition of what constitutes a sport is something where someone who is over 50 years of age should not be able to compete with someone under the age of 35, yes in sports like snooker, darts and Golf it can happen which puts it in the category of not being a sport, just wanted to explain as Steve Davis just asked why Ronnie shouldn't be the sports personality of the year this year and Iv'e just explained why.
Anyone care to take the contrarian view and try and challenge my definition of what is a sport, I'm more than happy to debate this.
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