SnookerFan wrote:My favourite door is the blue door as well... It doesn't gets a busy as some of the other doors, it's got the best views, easy access to the toilets, and they aren't bankers like the people who work on the red door.
It's true. They are always, always hammers on that door. I think they find the biggest pin ends going. One year I was two minutes late to the door, and they were like; "Yeah, you can't go in. You'll disrupt play." I looked on the screen, and the tables were empty, no players had been announced, and Rob Walker hadn't even come out. I said; "What play? Nothing's happening. I'll be in my seat before any play starts." They were like; "I'm sorry sir, we aren't allowed in." I said, "Surely you'd prefer me to go in when there's no play at all, rather then when there is play on one of the tabels." No. "At the end of the frame we'll let you in." I pointed out that if I did that, there'd be play on the other table. This way there was no play on any table. They kept going; "Sorry, sir. I can't let you in." I went off, got a bottle of coke and was watching it at the screen by the Green Door. I told them what had happened, and they said; "Yeah. They are really strict on that door, we'd have let you in."
The time Mark Williams broke his cue at least year's Crucible, I was texting somebody. No play on either table, and they still made me come out and do it. They were like; "You might disturb somebody if they come back out to play." I walked out with them, clicked send, and asked if they could walk me back to my seat.