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Masters Wildcards

Postby Alex0paul

I think the Masters should bring back wildcards now tbh. Its outdated now with the Players Championships and Tour Championships and not as prestigious as it once was.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby SnookerFan

Alex0paul wrote:I think the Masters should bring back wildcards now tbh. Its outdated now with the Players Championships and Tour Championships and not as prestigious as it once was.


No they shouldn't.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Alex0paul

SnookerFan wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:I think the Masters should bring back wildcards now tbh. Its outdated now with the Players Championships and Tour Championships and not as prestigious as it once was.


No they shouldn't.


Why not?

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Pink Ball

Alex0paul wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:I think the Masters should bring back wildcards now tbh. Its outdated now with the Players Championships and Tour Championships and not as prestigious as it once was.


No they shouldn't.


Why not?

Because this fraud of a tournament is beyond reproach

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

One of the benefits of the way it is now is that the tournament now begins in the afternoon with a big match. The last three Masters have all had fairly dramatic starts. If Wildcards came back you'd have to start with a low-key match at ten o'clock in the morning which I doubt would appeal to TV.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby SnookerFan

Alex0paul wrote:
SnookerFan wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:I think the Masters should bring back wildcards now tbh. Its outdated now with the Players Championships and Tour Championships and not as prestigious as it once was.


No they shouldn't.


Why not?


They were just an excuse to put Jimmy in every year. They ain't really missed.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby HappyCamper

I quite liked what the Shanghai Masters did with the wild-cards for some Chinese players.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Cloud Strife

I don't see anyone who would be wildcard worthy out of the current bunch, tbh. Who exactly would you give it to? Anyone who should be there is already in it.

In the past you had Alex and Jimmy. Hendry might have got one if he had stick around and I suspect they'll bring them back, and rightly so, if Ronnie ever drops out of the top 16. Other than that there isn't any need for them, imo.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Cloud Strife

Badsnookerplayer wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:Jimmy Robertson?

Good shout


Trust you to take out your sausage anytime Jimmy Robertson is mentioned. :roll:

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Wildey

Cloud Strife wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:
Alex0paul wrote:Jimmy Robertson?

Good shout


Trust you to take out your sausage anytime Jimmy Robertson is mentioned. :roll:

Pot Kettle <ok>

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Cloud Strife

Pink Ball wrote:Invite the top four players in the world, the defending champion, the world champion and two wildcards.


Not elite enough. Too many riff-raff making up the numbers.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Cloud Strife

Let's have a tournament where only the world number 1 gets invited. They can play a best of 75 frame match against themselves. Can't get any more elite than that, surely?

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Iranu

There should be a WN1 vs World Champion match every season.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby HappyCamper

Has anyone listened to that podcast Me1 Vs Me2 l, where comedian Richard Herring played himself at snooker? It could work.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Cloud Strife

Pink Ball wrote:
Cloud Strife wrote:Let's have a tournament where only the world number 1 gets invited. They can play a best of 75 frame match against themselves. Can't get any more elite than that, surely?

I think even 75 frames of Ronnie O’Sullivan could get boring


As long as it's the best playing the best, I don't really mind.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Alex0paul

Iranu wrote:There should be a WN1 vs World Champion match every season.


Like the Community Shield?

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby Iranu

Exactly. And just as insignificant.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby KrazeeEyezKilla

The last year they had wildcards Jimmy White got in due to appearing on reality tv and came out to "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. The crowd were all pumped up and then he lost 6-2 to Mark King.

Re: Masters Wildcards

Postby SnookerFan

Iranu wrote:There should be a WN1 vs World Champion match every season.


What if it's the same person?