However, I feel we really lack in major tournaments. Okay, the worlds has always been the benchmark, but I loved the UK. I respect that people disagree, but I don't see the masters as a major because it has one-session matches all the way through. If it had best of 17's, I would see it as a major.
But at least we had two majors, as the UK had best of 17's, and it was still a major without its best of 31 final. Now it's just a slightly longer ranking tournament. Now the international is my second favourite, but two two-session semi finals isn't enough.
Without two-session matches, a competition is not a major.
At the moment, I feel this is really affecting my love of snooker,though I respect that people disagree.
At the moment I feel like we've loads of enjoyable tournaments and one really serious one, one 'major'. It's not that the other tournaments don't matter, they all do, but give me multi session snooker a thousand times over one session matches.