Andy Spark wrote:
Also Ronnie was not burnt out or "rubbish" in York, he just had a slight dip in standard at a crucial time in a sprint format.
FWIW, he was below par throughout the tournament with the exception of his match against Milkins and maybe when he was 4-1 down to Bingo, imo.
Andy Spark wrote: IMO The frame slashing at the event was a disgrace, mark my words, there is no way you'll get the same degree of multiple winners of that event now compared to the World Championship.
I'm not sure what you mean by that? Are you saying there'll be less multiple winners of the UK than before or that players of less class will be multiple winners of this event?
If it's the latter, I have to disagree. Players of less class rarely any event more than once.
Take the Welsh Open. Was never more than best of 9s, less than the UK is now, but the two most prolific winners are Hendry and Higgins and the only multiple winner who isn't a WC was Paul Hunter. Or the PTCs. They're the real sprint format of the tour and the most prolific winners are Selby and Trump, with Higgins, Robbo and ROS not far behind.