Johnny Bravo wrote:
I had a thought the other day. What will Mark Davis and other player like him do in order to get a living after they finish their snooker career ?
He's not a bad player, but at the same time he never reached incredible heights in snooker. That goes for a few other players, Mark King being a good example. What will they do in order to get by ? I don't think they have that much money stacked away, that's if they have any at all.
Do snooker players have a pension ? Or will they have to get a regular job in order to make ends meat ?
It is a good question Johnny.
I was thinking today how the money system is very good for the top 10 but the others down to 40 do OK but not brilliantly. From 40 - 64 it must be a month-month worry whether the money is coming in. Mark is a case in point - he nearly quit 15 years ago to take up accountancy.
In the past many could find work in the local snooker hall but that does not really apply any more.
I think that to the likes of McCloud, King etc keeping their tour card is essential as their mortgages depend on it. As a result, I think they feel the pressure a bit more than Trump, ROS< Williams etc.
It's a tough gig if you are not in the top 20.