Smart wrote:If 2 players were booked to play a challenge match over 3 days, best of 35, would you watch it....?
I'm asking as life seems to be moving into a wham bam era. Tournaments are condensed, matches are condensed, shot clocks are sometimes used.
I'd like to hark back to the old smokey conservative club type atmosphere with gents sat round a table and 2 top players slugging it out......LONG DISTANCE.
For me its what's missing from modern day snooker.
I think watching that Rack Pack drama has triggered this thread.
Yes, I would watch. I'd go further and say increase it from 35 frames to best of 49 over 3 or 4 days, and it'd be spectacular IMO.
You could have a challenge match to kick off the season between the current world champion versus the current world number 1 or 2. Best of 49 frames played over 3 days. Chuck in 50k to the winner and broadcast it Sky Sports.
It could be snooker's version of the Community Shield or UEFA Super Cup.
I'd probably be more excited for this than some of the other invitational stuff like the Masters or CoC. I want something I can get my teeth into, so much of today's snooker is wham bam, as you pointed out.