Witz78 wrote:5 tables in play at once didnt work for me and i cant begin to imagine how unsure what table to watch the fans were. They prob got home and didnt feel like theyd even watched any of the games as its always far better to focus on one game than 2 when your near the divide at an event, let alone having 5 tables to view at once.
This set up was so they could cram all the matches into 4/5 days but id like to think with the interest in Germany that next seasons event could be a week long or even 9 day event over 2 weekends with only 2 tables set up inside that great arena.
I actually agree with you. Though I very much liked the layout, and thought it looked good for televisual purposes, I questioned at the time how well it worked for a ticket buyer. I was quickly put in my place by people that had been there, saying it was an amazing experience. And they weren't distracted by being able to see all matches at once. At the time I bowed to their superior knowledge, in that they were there and I wasn't. But it's an interesting point. How would they respond to being at one match at a time, and concentrate fully on that match?
I'm not against the German Masters, as I think the layout looks spectacular on television. Which seems to be a Hearn priority. But I think with the Germans being that interested in snooker at the moment, they could easily have a more traditional format, last 7 or 9 days and have it elsewhere in Germany. The fact it was a lot shorter felt really rushed. And though enjoyable whilst it lasted, it made me want more.