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Re: World Snooker Release provisional 17/18 calendar

Postby PoolBoy

The World Games is a four-yearly 'alternative Olympics'!
It's for sports that are excluded from the proper summer Olympics - snooker's been included since 2001, but it's very low profile.

Some interesting names have entered before - and I see that Ding and Liang Wenbo are previous silver medallists!

2001 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker_a ... 7s_singles
2005 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker_a ... 7s_singles
2009 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker_a ... 7s_singles
2013 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snooker_a ... 7s_singles
2017 ???

Re: World Snooker Release provisional 17/18 calendar

Postby PoolBoy

SnookerFan wrote:Champion Of Champions final on a Sunday again.

World Cup is back. :zzz:

Hearn will probably make it a ranking event.

Interestingly, Judd Trump was talking about 'qualifying' for England's World Cup team as a significant motivator for him. I think each nation's team is their current top-2 World Ranked players at the time.

Re: World Snooker Release provisional 17/18 calendar

Postby SnookerFan

PoolBoy wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Champion Of Champions final on a Sunday again.

World Cup is back. :zzz:

Hearn will probably make it a ranking event.

Interestingly, Judd Trump was talking about 'qualifying' for England's World Cup team as a significant motivator for him. I think each nation's team is their current top-2 World Ranked players at the time.



Weren't it like that last time?

Re: World Snooker Release provisional 17/18 calendar

Postby PoolBoy

Yeah, the format for playing for your country is the same - but Trump's not represented England before - and it must be something he really wants to do.

The most recent World Cups (when Trump could have 'qualified') saw England represented by Selby-Carter and Selby-Bingham.

Re: World Snooker Release provisional 17/18 calendar

Postby Lou147

PoolBoy wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:Champion Of Champions final on a Sunday again.

World Cup is back. :zzz:

Hearn will probably make it a ranking event.

Interestingly, Judd Trump was talking about 'qualifying' for England's World Cup team as a significant motivator for him. I think each nation's team is their current top-2 World Ranked players at the time.

I'd like to see him get to 2nd for this very reason. I reckon him and Selby would be absolutely formidable together


   

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