I sent the following e-mail to ITV. (To the same e-mail address I e-mailed them about last year.)
The e-mail was as follows;
I've complimented you before on your snooker coverage, I believe it is for the most part excellent. The experts and commentators you get in know a lot about the sport, and can discuss it passionately and comprehensively. That isn't the case on some of the channels that show snooker. *ahem* BBC.
I enjoyed your recent Champion of Champions event. And watched the whole final from my sofa.
However, unfortunately I won't be watching any of the upcoming Shootout event. (Televised between the 8th and 11 February.) Not because of the event as it is, but because I just don't believe it should be a ranking event, and until that changes, you won't get a second of my viewership. It's played with different rules, and as such shouldn't affect a players rank.
I understand that this unfair decision wasn't one ITV took, it was taken by World Snooker. So, I'm sending this e-mail to you, not to have a go at you. I do enjoy your snooker coverage. But I wish to inform you that this decision by World Snooker is disliked by a lot of fans, and at least one of them (me) will chose not to tune in until the decision is reversed.
Thanks for your otherwise fine coverage of the sport.